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Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 8:32 PM
So my glock 21sf has some pretty noticable wobble with no mag inserted. It seems to be more near the rear of the frame/slide. Its only side to side and does not do it with a mag inserted. It fires fine and shoots straighter than I can lol. Is it normal for that to be? I figured its similar to the slop of my AK to help with reliability. Thanks guys.

BigRich
11-25-2012, 8:36 PM
A little slide slop is normal in Glocks.

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 8:39 PM
So my glock 21sf has some pretty noticable wobble with no mag inserted. It seems to be more near the rear of the frame/slide. Its only side to side and does not do it with a mag inserted. It fires fine and shoots straighter than I can lol. Is it normal for that to be? I figured its similar to the slop of my AK to help with reliability. Thanks guys.

How much wobble? Something you can feel but not really see or something that could be measured in mm's?

Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 8:43 PM
You can see it if your really stare maybe 1-2mm

Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 8:44 PM
Its more of the sound of the rails and slide hitting eachother

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 8:50 PM
Ok. Well I wouldn't agree that lateral slide wobble is a norm but definitions of wobble do vary :)
Pop the slide off and do a pretty through inspection of the rails with emphasis on the metal part of the rails. Make sure they are solid and there's no play between them and the plastic. Otherwise unless you see anything unusual , function check, fire it and move on to amassing magazines and ammunition :D

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 8:50 PM
Ok. Well I wouldn't agree that lateral slide wobble is a norm but definitions of wobble do vary :)
Pop the slide off and do a pretty through inspection of the rails with emphasis on the metal part of the rails. Make sure they are solid and there's no play between them and the plastic. Otherwise unless you see anything unusual , function check, fire it and move on to amassing magazines and ammunition :D

igorts
11-25-2012, 8:52 PM
yep. mine is wobbling a little, does not affect hitting the spot...

SA227driver
11-25-2012, 8:53 PM
I have the same side to side wiggle with my G30SF and my newly acquired G21SF as well. Doesn't seem to affect performance or excessive wear on my 30SF and I haven't shot my 21SF yet. My 9mm Glocks (19, 26) frame-to-slide fit is tighter. It might be a characteristic of big bore Glocks.

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 8:56 PM
I just went and tinkered with my gen 3 and 4 23's. With no mag there is a little bit of play. Nothing to worry about apparently:)

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 8:57 PM
I have the same side to side wiggle with my G30SF and my newly acquired G21SF as well. Doesn't seem to affect performance or excessive wear on my 30SF and I haven't shot my 21SF yet. My 9mm Glocks (19, 26) frame-to-slide fit is tighter. It might be a characteristic of big bore Glocks.

Makes sense. You gentleman are making me envious. I want a Glock in .45 too!

Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 9:32 PM
Yup the 21sf is awesome. Its funny now that I compare the size of .45 rounds to my 9mm its almost funny haha.

LMTluvr
11-25-2012, 9:34 PM
Yup the 21sf is awesome. Its funny now that I compare the size of .45 rounds to my 9mm its almost funny haha.

Oh don't even use the words " compare 9mm .45"
You know what kind of ruckus that'll start :popcorn:
:D

Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 10:42 PM
I'm talking only size, ballistics is a whole new ball game...I can fit an unfired 9mm round in my .45 auto shell casings haha

igorts
11-25-2012, 10:46 PM
u started it (:-)
that woman was lucky it was .45...
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/05/18/Woman-accidentally-shot-in-butt-at-store/UPI-12871274216684/#axzz2DJCXbeyj

Travis590A1
11-25-2012, 10:58 PM
A 9mm would have stopped in her butt cheek too. Especially if she was latina, lots of padding ;)

igorts
11-25-2012, 11:42 PM
good one.
.45 is so slow you can see it in flight, check so at night if your range has lights...

BigRich
11-26-2012, 12:53 AM
good one.
.45 is so slow you can see it in flight, check so at night if your range has lights...

It's just making sure it is on course. It is afterall, a weapon of mass destruction. Or was it thermobaric. I forget.