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Old 02-04-2013, 08:37   #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, 08:39   #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, 08:40   #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, 08:46   #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, 08:49   #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, 08:50   #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, 09:02   #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, 09:17   #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, 09:17   #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.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:21   #10
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do a desk pop to test functionality
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:26   #11
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I dont think its hurt you cant tear up a glock
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:33   #12
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do a desk pop to test functionality
What's that?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27   #13
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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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What's that?
Something from the movie the other guys. Just shooting randomly at your desk.


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Old 02-04-2013, 11:06   #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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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, 11:08   #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, 11:30   #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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