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Old 08-22-2013, 21:05   #1
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A New Method for Disassembly

I was recently shown a new way to take down my Glock 17, and it makes the process even easier. My question today: Is there any danger to the firearm, using this method?

Here it is. As usual, draw the slide back a notch. Grip the takedown lever. THEN pull the trigger.

It works like a dream.

-- But what do you think? Is it safe for the firearm?

Note. If you try this method at home, be advised: the slide comes off very freely, even by its own weight, while both hands are otherwise occupied. Therefore, I suggest you carefully hold the gun level, until you are ready to remove the slide.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:09   #2
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I have always done it this way? So far, so good. ;-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:45   #3
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If you have a NY1 or NY2 trigger spring installed you have to do it this way
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Old 08-29-2013, 13:20   #4
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Thanks for your replies. I just called the Glock company, to make sure, and their representative told me that the alternate takedown method is perfectly acceptable.
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Old 08-29-2013, 22:00   #5
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I'd say you probably touched on the major concern; that is, dropping the slide. Durable as it is, if the slide gets away from the handler and falls on something like a concrete floor, there is a real danger that the tab w/hole at the front where the recoil spring assembly rides can be bent and/or cracked, or the slide rails near the rear of the slide might be bent/crimped closed, preventing reassembly or causing other problems. I've seen photos of both kinds of damage, so it does happen.
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Old 09-03-2013, 22:41   #6
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What does this save you? About 1 sec, or 1 extra step? Whoopee!!!

Taking that intervening step to insure there is no chambered round, BEFORE pulling the trigger....Priceless.
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Old 09-04-2013, 19:24   #7
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Both ways are fine, it's your slide and be safe.
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Old 09-04-2013, 20:35   #8
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If you have a NY1 or NY2 trigger spring installed you have to do it this way
What?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:24   #9
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What does this save you? About 1 sec, or 1 extra step? Whoopee!!!

Taking that intervening step to insure there is no chambered round, BEFORE pulling the trigger....Priceless.
Try both methods. See which one you prefer. Many say the alternative method is easier. As for the safety check? It goes without saying.
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:42   #10
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If you have a NY1 or NY2 trigger spring installed you have to do it this way

Uhm, no...
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Old 12-02-2013, 18:59   #11
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Taking something so simple and adding complexity (holding the gun level or the slide might hit the floor, and/or not checking for the empty chamber, and both hands occupied): I am still not sure what it saves you in time or effort.
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