Lipstick for Glock slide-lock? Um. No.

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Just below the lower-right of the green flash-drive you see the slide-lock which keeps it all opened up when the magazine is emptied out. It’s never worked since I got this, my first and only pistol a year and some ago. A local Glock fanatic indicated that although the spring on the mechanism really is very loose, it may well be my fault anyway:

“Chamber a round. Then make sure the mag is empty. Put some lipstick[!] on the outside of the tab of the slide-lock, and shoot. You can wipe it off from the gun easy. The point is that if there is any lipstick on your right thumb after you shoot [with me being right-handed and having a ‘straight-thumbs’ style of grip], then you know that your grip placement is the problem, not necessarily the slide-lock. For all their fail-safe toughness, Glocks are super sensitive to anything touching the slide or slide-lock. Good luck.”

Smart, all that. But, no. It’s just not a possibility. So, instead, all I had to do was look at where my thumbs were when gripping the grip as if to shoot. Yep. The thumb was resting right on the slide-lock.

All this time. Live and learn.

But that means I’ll have to unlearn this grip of a year and some and adjust it or change it to a thumb over thumb grip, but this will be against all muscle memory.

All this time. Live and learn.

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3 responses to “Lipstick for Glock slide-lock? Um. No.

  1. Claire Dion

    Glock 42 here. What is yours? Wondering where you would get lipstick? lol

  2. Father George David Byers

    G19gen4. Would have been from the family I often have a meal with on the day off. They had a good laugh about that.

  3. Nan

    Um, you can’t put lipstick on a glock. I thought everyone knew that?

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