Slide won't pull all the way back

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JPochron, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. JPochron

    JPochron New Member

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    Need some help please, I haven't owned my Glock 23 very long and I'm not that proficient yet at tearing it down and putting it back together. I had attempted to install the LaserMax LMS1131 guide rod laser but discovered I needed a bushing. Well I thought I had it reassembled correctly however the slide won't pull all the way back. I've taking it back apart several times checking that the spring and slide lock were properly installed but I can't tell if it is or isn't. Any advice on how to correct this problem. There should be no reason for it to be jamming like that ad all I did was remove the spring and slide lock. Appreciate everyones advice and the knowledge on this Foroum.

    Joe
     
  2. Hamster

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    Does it feel like it's sticking in a certain spot or does it simply stop short of going all the way back? Compare your laser with the original guide pin to make sure it's dimensions are correct. Sometimes a slightly thicker shaft will catch the bind up on the guide pin hole in the slide or a thicker base will prevent it from going all the way back.

    I never tried one of those on a Glock but a friend did on his Beretta and ended up having to exchange it because the dimensions of the first one were slightly "off".
     

  3. JPochron

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    Ok I got it fixed after watching a YouTube video. It was the pin on the slide I guess near the firing pin. Thanks for your response and thanks to YouTube for all it's informative videos.

    Joe
     
  4. MattA

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    It was the edp pin?
     
  5. nycfuzz26

    nycfuzz26 New Member

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    Your magazines might be dirty, or it may be a problem with the slide itself, have a gun smith look at it.
     
  6. JPochron

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    It was the Firing Pin Safety. I pressed the pin in and now it racks just fine definitely wasn't dirty I keep it clean.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  7. Happysniper1

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    that means the trigger was "reset" when you tried to reassemble.

    Next time, try pulling the trigger before reassembly. Or, look at the trigger: if it is all the way back (rearwards) against the frame, you are good; if it sticks out forward (basically, "cocked") then simply squeeze it.

    This is a necessary step in disassembly (and source for some criticisms against Glocks and other striker-fired handguns), meaning it must be dry-fired before disassembly.

    Question: how in Heaven's name did you press the FPS pin in while reassembling?
     
  8. I would like to reiterate, with extreme emphasis, what HappySniper1 just said.

    "BEFORE reassembly"!

    Some less than thoughtful person would reassemble, load a magazine, rack it then pull the trigger.

    Those of us who've been around longer have heard these stories or even know one of these 'less than thoughtful' people.
     
  9. JPochron

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    I went to a local gunsmith and he was kind enough at no charge was able to remove the slide and advised me about the firing pin safety. Before I reassembled it I pushed the firing pin safety into place and installed the slide and that solved my problem.

    Joe
     
  10. Happysniper1

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    Joe, I am glad it turned out OK for you. I can only imagine how panicky it must have been like for you, thinking perhaps that you had broken the Glock.

    Glad for you, my friend!
     
  11. MattA

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    I had a prob with my 26 jamming awhile back. I took the slide cover off and removed the firing pin and edp pin... didn't notice that the barring must have popped off the edp. Went to the range shortly after and it jammed every couple rounds. I about lost my mind not knowing why. Simple easy fix and was 100% my fault lol
     
  12. nycfuzz26

    nycfuzz26 New Member

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    I have a 26 and it almost never malfunctions. I would definitely take it to a gunsmith, if you are cleaning, and oiling the gun regularly there should be no reason why your gun is malfunctioning. I hope this helps.
     
  13. MattA

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    Haha in my post I stated clearly why my 26 jammed.. it was my fault when I removed my edp pin I lost the barring that goes on the end of my spring. Simple easy fix. Already fixed the issue myself and hit the range with it today. ;)
     
  14. nycfuzz26

    nycfuzz26 New Member

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    Good job, Matt!