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Old 02-04-2013, 07:37   #1
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Dropped my G26

Hey, guys... question for ya.

Before bed I usually put a loaded mag into my G26. Beforehand, I dry fire the pistol and tend to not chamber a round. So anyways, I dropped the Glock onto the carpeted bedroom floor and heard a weird noise. When I picked it back up, I noticed that the trigger had reset into the ready position (to be fired). I panicked for a moment before remembering I hadn't chambered anything. Released the mag, double-checked the chamber... all clear. Dry fired again, inserted the mag and went on to bed.

My question is... was that just a random, innocent fluke on the Glocks part to fall and have that trigger reset? Should it be something that I should be concerned about or have looked at?

I haven't done any work to the trigger. I have recently oiled one of the trigger mechanisms within the receiver (see link to photo)

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:39   #2
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This is interesting . Have you tried to duplicate the situation to see if it happens again ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:40   #3
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I think the noise was the firing pin - when it is not cocked, it will rattle inside the slide- my bet is that when you double checked the chamber you reset the firing pin to a fire postion, hense you were able to dry fire it again- i can't imagine that the firing pin would reset from dropping it
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:46   #4
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This is interesting . Have you tried to duplicate the situation to see if it happens again ?
I have not tried to duplicate the scenario, but I will tonight.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:49   #5
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My bet is that when you double checked the chamber you reset the firing pin to a fire postion, hense you were able to dry fire it again - i can't imagine that the firing pin would reset from dropping it
I'm tellin' ya, the gun was dry fired before it was dropped and it totally reset when it hit.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:50   #6
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I'm tellin' ya, the gun was dry fired before it was dropped and it totally reset when it hit.
Then you have me stumped
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:02   #7
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It may have landed on the front of the slide bumping it sufficently to reset the trigger. I wouldn't loose sleep over this.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:17   #8
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Is it possible to reset a Glock by dropping it on the barrel end of the slide?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:17   #9
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It may have landed on the front of the slide bumping it sufficently to reset the trigger. I wouldn't loose sleep over this.
Exactly !


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Old 02-04-2013, 08:21   #10
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do a desk pop to test functionality
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26   #11
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I dont think its hurt you cant tear up a glock
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:33   #12
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do a desk pop to test functionality
What's that?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:27   #13
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:36   #14
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If it landed muzzle down, it probably pushed the slide back just enough to reset the action. It doesn't have to move much...maybe a couple of millimeters. NBD.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:36   #15
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:37   #16
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What's that?
Something from the movie the other guys. Just shooting randomly at your desk.


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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06   #17
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I agree that is is a non issue. It takes very little slide movement to reset the trigger. The only way it would fire is if there is a live round in the chamber and the trigger is pulled.

Glocks are drop safe. The trick is not to try to catch it as it falls since it risks a finger on the trigger.

Also, a little training will help ease your concerns, make you more effective with the weapon and enhance your safety around weapons.

I suspect your current apprehension will undermine your ability to use your weapon in a self defense situation.

Please do not take my criticism wrong.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:07   #18
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If it landed muzzle down, it probably pushed the slide back just enough to reset the action. It doesn't have to move much...maybe a couple of millimeters. NBD.


Very true, and the most likely cause of what the OP described. It's also a useful fact to keep in mind for dry-fire practice knowing it isn't necessary to fully rack the slide between each dry-fire trigger pull.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:08   #19
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If you are really concerned about the condition of your gun, why not have it looked at by an armorer or gunsmith?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:30   #20
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I suspect your current apprehension will undermine your ability to use your weapon in a self defense situation.

Please do not take my criticism wrong.
Totally understand. I'm working my way up to keeping it chambered and ready. Honestly, I'm not sure why I don't... just haven't yet. Maybe I will.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:32   #21
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I agree that is is a non issue. It takes very little slide movement to reset the trigger.
Working the slide, I see you're absolutely right. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:44   #22
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I've dropped my G27 more than once, with a round chambered, and no problem. The hardest part is to teach yourself to instinctively let it drop and trust the safeties to do their job. Grabbing for it is the worst thing you can do.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:27   #23
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Dropped my Glock 26, always loaded, many times on both concrete and ceramic tile floors.
Never had any problems.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:25   #24
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You can drive a truck over it and pick it up and fire it. Do NOT worry about it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:44   #25
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Beforehand, I dry fire the pistol and tend to not chamber a round.
This part sounds like an accident waiting to happen to me.

Tend to not chamber a round...huh?
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