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?
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.
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.
-- Robert -- NRA Life Member
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