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'Rush'
09-10-2012, 12:20 AM
I feel a bit dumb for asking this, Because when the slide is forward, It's straight (Obviously) However, When the slide is to the rear, The barrel points up and I'm not sure if this is normal, Is it?

I went to the range not too long ago and I was very inaccurate with my glock and I blamed it on myself, But I rented an XD40 while I was there as well and my shot was at least 70% more accurate than with the glock, So that kind of led me to question this.... Here's a pic of what I'm talking about.

http://i46.tinypic.com/jrtbwx.jpg

Bill Carson
09-10-2012, 12:23 AM
Glock SOP

jrara
09-10-2012, 12:24 AM
I think its called the "Browning's tilting barrel"

Its normal.

elSquid
09-10-2012, 12:27 AM
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The barrel is pulled down by the locking block, which allows the barrel to unlock and separate from the slide.

-- Michael

becxltoo984
09-10-2012, 12:28 AM
No dumb questions ... thats normal for Glocks

'Rush'
09-10-2012, 12:29 AM
I think its called the "Browning's tilting barrel"

Its normal.

Oh, Sweet! I just google'd that and came by a bunch of posts about that, Thanks! I had never heard of that... =P I really didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out to me. Appreciate the quick reply!

cebuvfr
09-10-2012, 12:32 AM
like what they said, it's perfectly normal for the barrel to tilt upwards.

Mr.1904
09-10-2012, 12:57 AM
I feel a bit dumb for asking this, Because when the slide is forward, It's straight (Obviously) However, When the slide is to the rear, The barrel points up and I'm not sure if this is normal, Is it?

I went to the range not too long ago and I was very inaccurate with my glock and I blamed it on myself, But I rented an XD40 while I was there as well and my shot was at least 70% more accurate than with the glock, So that kind of led me to question this.... Here's a pic of what I'm talking about.

http://i46.tinypic.com/jrtbwx.jpg

Shoot more

NSR500
09-10-2012, 12:57 AM
:facepalm:

scglock
09-10-2012, 1:44 AM
completely normal. You just need practice. Striker fired guns are hard to master.

9mmepiphany
09-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Because when the slide is forward, It's straight (Obviously)
It isn't always quite that obvious.

Nor it that blanket statement always true. The barrel on the 1911, when in battery (forward) isn't straight...it is pointing downward

RoundEye
09-10-2012, 5:02 PM
Just wait until he notices the pig nose.