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I've fired my Gen4 19 about 1000 times so far and love it. After doing a full strip, clean, and re-assembly last night, I noticed that the slide would not fully cycle with the trigger depressed. It hangs up on the last 1/4 inch. As I release the trigger, the slide returns to where it should be. I thought maybe it was the recoil spring, but even if I try to move the slide forward by hand (with the trigger still depressed), it will not go fully forward until I release the trigger.

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Welcome, rsparkyc.

When you say "full" strip, do you mean field or detail?
 

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detail. I've detail stripped it about 4 times with no incident. I know it's not recommended, but I really do enjoy doing it, and it makes it a lot easier to clean.
 

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My first thought is the pin in the striker safety is not properly seated or not installed. This could cause the trigger bar to hang up on the safety rather than allowing it to slide up so the slide will go back into battery
I took the striker out thinking that was the problem, but didn't think to look at the striker safety. I know it's installed, and with the trigger depressed I can hear the striker moving up and down the slide, but I'll double check it tonight. It almost seams as if the striker is getting hung up as it tries to get pulled to the rear of the slide, however I can pull it back manually both when the slide is locked in the rear position as well as when the gun is field stripped.
 

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I took the striker out thinking that was the problem, but didn't think to look at the striker safety. I know it's installed, and with the trigger depressed I can hear the striker moving up and down the slide, but I'll double check it tonight. It almost seams as if the striker is getting hung up as it tries to get pulled to the rear of the slide, however I can pull it back manually both when the slide is locked in the rear position as well as when the gun is field stripped.
Couple other things I can think of off the top of my head that could cause what you see would be,
1. the Slide Lock may be out of alignment or the spring may not set properly
2. the Trigger spring may not have been re-installed properly causing the sear to hang when the slide tries to return to battery

I just noticed that in my previous post that the word 'Spring' sprung out of the post. what I was trying to reference was the 'striker safety spring'. Sorry about that. Make sure that it is seated properly inside the striker safety.
 

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A lot of expertise on this Forum ! I am lost with the inner workings, if I pull the trigger and it doesent go bang I do a couple of basic checks and then head for the gunsmith.
 
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So I went home last night and disassembled the slide, and when I put it back together things started working properly again. :) I'm not sure if the striker safety spring was out of whack or what, but the slide now returns to battery with the trigger fully depressed.

Thanks guys!
 

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So I went home last night and disassembled the slide, and when I put it back together things started working properly again. :) I'm not sure if the striker safety spring was out of whack or what, but the slide now returns to battery with the trigger fully depressed.

Thanks guys!
That spring is a little tricky. When the spring is inserted back into the striker safety it needs to snap into place, if it doesn't then it can get wonkey (nice technical word) and cause problems. Glad it's back to normal
 

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A lot of expertise on this Forum ! I am lost with the inner workings, if I pull the trigger and it doesent go bang I do a couple of basic checks and then head for the gunsmith.
Hey-hey...so I'm not the only one, lol...
rsparkyc...Glad ya got it working...and welcome to the forum...
 

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Thanks, now if I could only remember to put the slide lock in the right way so the slide doesn't try to come off while it's in the holster...
 

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Cleaned out my gun and had the problem happen again. This time I noticed when I disassembled my slide to inspect what was going on was that the striker safety spring got stuck sideways inside of the slide. I pulled it out and reassembled it and now it's working again.
 

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Yes that striker spring will go sideways often when reassembling. With the slide removed, just push the plunger with your finger and it is pretty easy to tell if it is not in straight.
 

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You weren't in Spec Ops were you? Seems you've been misinformed, but Wow, you've come to the right place. We can help steer you to the good folks at Glock who would love to see your pistol and help get it right... We've just had a couple of fellows go thru some problems, and Glock even replaced one of their pistols. They do stand behind their guns, and I've never known them to blame anybody else for something that wasn't their fault...Did you say you got that Glock19 (the most popular pistol in the country right now) from a crack dealer? Which generation is the pistol...? Don't throw it in the junk drawer, it can be fixed...Meanwhile, just carry one of those other pistols, in case you have to "pull iron"...So what other brands do you have?..:rolleyes: And by the way, though you complained a lot, you never did say what the problem was with your Glock...
Maybe someone here could help ya...You mentioned jammng...is that the problem with yours, or are you just "reading about it?"
 

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Hmmm...sounds familiar...my mind's just zigging and zagging trying to figure out what the problem could be...
And that "Kalashnikov"...that was a ChiCom version, right?..You probably wanted a dependable version, huh? So you could get that mission done...Wouldn't blame you for not wanting a weapon that didn't work...never know when you might have to pull iron on a VC...Which make M16 did you have?...Did they really have buffalo chips in Vietnam in the olden days?
Hey, I'm sure Glock would be banging on your door, begging to make things right if they weren't so busy trying to catch up on the 600,000 guns they're behind in production...due to demand around the world for the best pistol on the market...But as soon as they catch up, they might come by...Hope it works out for ya...
 

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A Glock 19 is your most expensive pistol? My G19 has yet to "jam", in fact it is the most sold handgun of all Glocks. You might want to do your rant on GT.
 

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BTW, didnt it make your fellow soldiers nervous when they heard the distinctive sound of an AK-47 close by? I have always heard that "Friendly fire isnt friendly". We are trying very hard to keep this Forum a friendly one, unfortunatly some replies to posts such as yours have to be dealt with.
I urge the regular posters to keep an eye out for trolls and posers. They are easy to spot.
 

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BTW, didnt it make your fellow soldiers nervous when they heard the distinctive sound of an AK-47 close by? I have always heard that "Friendly fire isnt friendly". We are trying very hard to keep this Forum a friendly one, unfortunatly some replies to posts such as yours have to be dealt with.
I urge the regular posters to keep an eye out for trolls and posers. They are easy to spot.
Yep...so true! And apparently it is "troll" season...... they sound a lot like this...
I remember back in WW ll...flying into a hot LZ, I felt like it was taking too long, so I went ahead and tightened the harness of my 'chute, took the lead, and jumped out of that jumbo 757 at 22,000 feet... That day, I set an example for my guys, and they all jumped out behind me...None of our chutes opened, but as luck would have it, we all landed on the side of a snow covered mountain, and slid the last 5,400 ft down the slope to safety...just to find ourselves surrounded by angry VC...We showed 'em just what we were made of...we all drew our Glock 18's, and we destroyed them all...Some local Texas Rangers picked us up, and gave us a ride back to our unit. We were able to show off our special forces expertise, and the rangers were really impressed. I later ran for president, and was elected, and served 6 straight terms...But as fate would have it, I still longed for the special forces action, and declined another term in office, just to feel the rush of wind while riding on camel back in places so secret, I just can't talk about it...gotta go for now...just got a "load up" alert to a mission so secret...well, I'll just tell you this...it's some really deep stuff...'bye for now...It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it...
Mall ninjas..ya gotta love 'em..well, maybe not, lol...:D...

Just a little laugh to start your weekend...Have a great one...And remember..."Rock your Glock".. :p
 
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