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Old 06-13-2014, 17:14   #1
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May Have Damaged my G17

Need help from the experts. I have a brand new Gen4 G17. Was cleaning it for a match this weekend. Wasn't paying close enough attention and put the slide on the frame. Only thing, the recoil spring assembly and barrel were on my cleaning bench, not in the slide.

Now the slide will not come off the frame. I've pulled the trigger--no luck.

Yes, I'm an idiot and embarrassed by this. Any advice on how I can get the slide off without destroying an otherwise new gun?

Thank you very much.
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Old 06-13-2014, 17:16   #2
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Take the back plate off it should then be easy to remove
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Old 06-13-2014, 17:17   #3
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With mag out and chamber empty, get the slide and barrel lined up properly on frame to put the gun in battery as if the recoil spring were still in it. Holding the gun upside down makes this easier.

Pull the slide back to reset the trigger.

Grip the gun almost as if you were going to fire it, except push forward against the slide with your thumb to simulate the missing spring.

Decock as normal. Don't let the slide come back at all.

With your other hand, start to pull down the slide latch.

With your "firing" hand, grip the slide with fingers and frame w/thumb under tang.

Pull the slide back just far enough for the slide latch to disengage: about 1/8" to 1/4".

Push off the slide and barrel.

It may take a few tries.

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Old 06-13-2014, 17:48   #4
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33, Dalton:

Thank you so much for taking the time to post. I watched the you tube video and got the slide off the first time.

Thank you again.

John K.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:32   #5
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Probably not the best second post to make but I just bought a G27 and, making sure not put it back together with the barrel upside down, reassembled it without the spring....

I had a few minutes of issues but managed to get it back apart and reassembled correctly.
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Old 07-03-2014, 22:39   #6
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I don't have the other member's problem but I just wanted to say your answer was brilliant! Thanks, I now have a tidy bit of information to add to my basic Glock knowledge.

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Old 07-07-2014, 18:29   #7
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I thought I was the only one absent minded enough to put the slide on without the barrel! Thanks for the info, problem is now solved. The video is perfect
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Great advice!
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