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Hey guys,

I just purchased a new glock 17 rtf2 and I don't know if it's got a cycling problem or if glocks just run a certain way.

When pulling back the slide to cycle a round into the chamber, I must pull it back and release it at full speed. If I attempt to rack the slide and allow it to slowly move forward it gets caught up and I have to force it forward to load properly. Is this normal? This is my first glock, but all the HKs I've owned in the past have never had a problem like this. Also, inspecting the internals I noticed some small glitter like metal shavings... is this normal? Thanks guys.

-Paul
 

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if it is new and the shavings are coper in color it is an anti sieze grease that the new firearms are treated with before shipment... as for cycling all i can say is that these pistols as well as many others are designed to be racked and then carry fully forward into battery on their own... not to say it isnt an issue however, if it will travel to battery on its own and there are no other visible problems the best thing would be to shoot it... a lot... you may be surprised how much things smooth out once you get a couple hundred round run through them and they have a chance to tool themselves a little... or if not or if still in doubt you could get it looked at by an armorer
 

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Hey guys,

When pulling back the slide to cycle a round into the chamber, I must pull it back and release it at full speed. If I attempt to rack the slide and allow it to slowly move forward it gets caught up and I have to force it forward to load properly. Is this normal?
-Paul
Normal

Sling shot the slide or trip the slide stop.
 

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Normal. Do not sling shot it and do NOT ride the slide forward which is what you are doing and it's not going into battery. That is a no no on any handgun. Power stroke it. You own that gun...you are it's master.
 

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It's normal just pull the slide all the way to the rear and let go. Do not try to ride it forward or there is a chance it will not feed properly.
 

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on the range with anything auto i'm shooting i use the slide stop to hold slide open, insert the mag and use the slide release to put a cartridge in battery. if i'm working da shots with the sigs, i'll use the decocking lever.

i learned years ago the pitfalls of racking the slide by hand and trying to control it.
 
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