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01-12-2013, 16:52
Feel like I am doing something noobish. My Glock 17 Gen 3 will load the magazine just fine with the slide back but it will just drop out if I try to load it with the slide in place. Want the magazine in it but dont want a round chambered. What am I doing wrong?

01-12-2013, 16:54
With a fully loaded mag it is a little hard to get in with the slide closed. If you want to put a mag in with the slide closed push harder it will lock in.

01-12-2013, 16:59
Yeah it will get easier when the mag spring breaks in. It is the bullet pushing on that bar and giving you resistance.

01-12-2013, 17:00
If able, after inserting the mag, always give it a good bump with the heel of your palm to make sure the mag is seated.

Green Teabagger
01-12-2013, 17:01
push the mag in until you hear the click


01-12-2013, 17:07
If your mag(s) is really that tight, it will be tough to rack the slide when you need it. You might want to download your mag by one cartridge until the mag spring takes a set. Easier to load the mag and rack the slide.

01-12-2013, 17:29
Bent Biker beat me to it! Download by one round (to 16, I guess?) until the spring/gun wears in. Racking a hard to load gun's slide can be cantankerous.

I had that problem with my G30sf with the 9 round mag. DIFFICULT wasn't the way to explain how hard it was to load that sucker. And then it was almost impossible to get it in the gun. THEN ... you couldn't rack the slide!

Loaded the magazine full, put in gun and smacked it with my hand to seat and then let it sit for a week or so. Now it works.

01-12-2013, 18:12
Thanks for the replies. I am in the rotten state of California, so Ihave 10 rounders but will try it with 9

01-13-2013, 08:36
Feel like I am doing something noobish.

Almost sounds Yiddish. Like:

"How come my gun's shooting left? I put the clip in right."

"Ach! Don' be such a noobisch!"

:welcome: :wavey:

Not a bad question. It happens!
Sometimes I find a mag with tags in the plastic of the follower or inner base plate where the spring should sit. Trimming them helped my G27 load easier.

01-13-2013, 11:00
Dropped 2 down to 8 rounds and the mag loads just fine now, thanks

01-13-2013, 11:54
Dropped 2 down to 8 rounds and the mag loads just fine now, thanks

Do it like that for a short while and then go to 9 or all the way back to 10 and see when it has made a difference. It will wear in.