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Old 08-06-2013, 22:27   #1
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glock 17 misfeed?

just bought a gen3 17. if I slowly release the slide on a fresh magazine, the first round will misfeed. it will jump out of the magazine ahead of the extractor and jam. this does not happen with my 27. no matter how slowly I release the slide, the round will always feed correctly. is this typical for the 9mm glocks but not the 40s?
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Old 08-06-2013, 22:40   #2
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I guess the first question anyone will ask you is Why are you releasing the slide slowly? Let that slide slam into battery. Thatís what happens each and every time the gun cycles while being fired. Sounds like an operator induced problem.
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Old 08-06-2013, 23:46   #3
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Hang around for awhile. You'll learn something OP... Your glock is fine.
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Old 08-06-2013, 23:56   #4
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As wingspar said, let it go under full power. There is no reason to ride the slide.

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:50   #5
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I don't quite understand your problem. Do you ride the slide forward with your off-hand?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:53   #6
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Think of it like this........

If you close your car door very slowly, it will latch, but not completely. This is the same thing your Glock is doing. Sling shot the slide and let it go. Stop playing with your Glock and "choot it"
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:08   #7
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Oh Lord. All pistols are designed to have the slide feed a live round in one of three ways:

1) Gun is fired and slide picks up round from top of mag. Chambers.

2) Slide is locked back and fresh mag inserted. Slide is released with the slide lock lever. Chambers. This obviously doesn't apply to some pocket pistols that have no slide lock.

3) Slide is locked back and fresh mag inserted. Slide is manually pulled back to it's rearmost position. Then it is released. Chambers. Do not maintain ANY contact with the slide after releasing.

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