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    New G3 Closes Slide Automatically on New Magazine Insert?

    Searched and did not find an answer so apologize if it has been answered.

    As the title suggests, the new G3 I picked up last Friday will close an open slide automatically when a new magazine is inserted and a tap to the bottom of the magazine is done.

    I've done this with every other auto I have fired to just make sure the magazine is seated well and this is the first gun to close the slide that was held open on the last round of the previous magazine.

    It took me a bit off guard so I tried it several times and replicated it each time. A light tap does not seem to do it but a good tap does every time.

    So is this normal or something to be concerned about? It obviously immediately closes the slide and puts one in the chamber...so you have to be awake and aware of it.
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    Could be a mag issue. Check to see if the cut in the mag is engaging the slide release. Is the nose profile of the bullet hitting the stop?
    Look at the place where the stop engages the slide. Is the lever getting good contact in the slide notch.

    We could just call it a "feature"
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    Mine has done this a couple of times. I have roughly 600 rounds through it. I've noticed that slamming in the mag will cause it to auto feed. As for mine it's not necessary to slam the mag. The mag goes in just fine and functions just pushing it in. However if I needed to chamber a round quickly, I'm slamming it.
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    Sounds great for competition (if one fails to count rounds fired...like me)
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    Many guns will do this, my Taurus require extraordinary effort to do so. It is not indicative of a problem. Some like it, never really cared as I instinctively hit the slide release.
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    If you train with that in mind, you will find it is actually a helpful feature. I know it is unsettling at first.
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    My PT92 and 1911 will cycle the slide if I slap the mag home while inserting. If if push them home gently, the slide does not cycle. I like it cause if I'm in a hurry it's one less step.
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    2 of my 4 G3 magazines do not lock the slide back when the it's empty.

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    On the G3 mags, check the level of the follower. I had one tilted to the right and it would not lock the slide back so I bent the top coil of the mag spring to the left and it started working fine.
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    As stated above it is actually often considered a beneficial feature, especially, however, if you want change it read my post about the slide release spring here:

    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/m...lide-back.html

    Basically you are in the same boat, but your slide release spring is barely too tight, so even a tiny amount of upward tweaking should return you to normal.

 

 

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