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This is a discussion on newby confused. within the Glock Troubleshooting and Maintenance forums, part of the Glock General Discussion category; I cleaned my g42 yesterday and for the first time I did a full disassembly. I didnt have a bit of trouble following the instructions ...

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    newby confused.

    I cleaned my g42 yesterday and for the first time I did a full disassembly. I didnt have a bit of trouble following the instructions on youtube. Now today, I tried a little dry fire and unless I am very deliberate in racking the slide it does not seem to be resetting the trigger every time. Any suggestions happily received with thanks.
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    Did you take the internals out or do just a simply field cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpippen View Post
    Did you take the internals out or do just a simply field cleaning.
    I was sure he said "full disassembly."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    I was sure he said "full disassembly."
    He (I) did say full disassembly.
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    I would start by checking to make sure everything is in the correct places. Making sure to especially check the connector to make sure it is in place and properly functioning.
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    Also perhaps remove all the parts again and re oil them. Then rack it about 100-150 times and see if it gets any better. I know that sounds dumb but sometimes it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpippen View Post
    Also perhaps remove all the parts again and re oil them. Then rack it about 100-150 times and see if it gets any better. I know that sounds dumb but sometimes it works.
    Thanks cpippen, I did not re lube before reassembly because everyone here seems to say glocks only need to have 6 drops of lube. Seems a little conflicted to me (but I am a glock newby)
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    You will hear both ways. Glocks do need lubing just not as much as most of your other pistols.
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    this has nothing to do with lubing the gun, its clear something didn't do back together right. me: I would disassemble it again and put to back together and see if it works correctly. not knowing the workings of the 42 ( they are a little different then other Glocks) I would venture to say the firing pin is not seating on the trigger bar so I would put some effort into looking at the connector and seeing if its bent or not aliened right
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    this has nothing to do with lubing the gun, its clear something didn't do back together right. me: I would disassemble it again and put to back together and see if it works correctly. not knowing the workings of the 42 ( they are a little different then other Glocks) I would venture to say the firing pin is not seating on the trigger bar so I would put some effort into looking at the connector and seeing if its bent or not aliened right
    thanks, you and cpippen! I appreciate the help!
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