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Monday, April 22, 2019
How to Remove a Glock Slide in 7 Easy Steps
You've been asking how to remove the slide from a Glock pistol, and we're here to help. The good news is that Glocks aren't just precise and reliable--they're also easy to handle, which means there are only a few steps you'll need to learn in order to perform this procedure simply and safely. Let's get started!
Removing a Glock Slide
Step #1: Perform a safety check.
It's always smart to make sure your Glock is unloaded and no bullet is chambered before maneuvering the slide or trying to clean anything. Stay safe!
Step #2: Press the eject button.
The eject button on a Glock can be found below and behind the trigger guard. Press this button to release the magazine, then remove it from the handle and set it aside.
Step #3: Pull the slide back.
If there's a bullet in the firing chamber, pulling the slide back will eject it. Don't skip this step, even if you've already performed your safety check--it's important to be sure you're working under entirely safe conditions.
Step #4: Point the gun at the floor and pull the trigger.
This will release the Glock's hammer and free you up to continue working.
Step #5: Pull the slide back slowly.
You'll want to pull the slide back about 1/8th of an inch, making sure the trigger appears "pulled" the whole time. If the trigger isn't in the "pulled" position, pull the slide back fully and repeat step number 4.
Step #6: Locate the slide lock.
This can be found on the left and right side of the Glock. It's a small switch above the trigger guard. You'll want to pull this all the way down gripping both sides with your thumb and forefinger.
Step #7: Push the slide forward.
You should be able to push the slide all the way forward and then release it carefully from the gun's frame. Done, your slide is released.
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Removing a Glock Slide
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