The physics behind the Glock slide inertia trick

Steve Johnson
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  • Kyle Huff Kyle Huff on Nov 18, 2009

    I assume the Glock has a detente spring to keep the slide in battery. Perhaps this was removed.

  • Quinn Quinn on Nov 18, 2009

    I attempted the trick with my sigma 9mm, it almost worked, and I'm sure it can be done, but i hurt my right arm and pectoral fairly bad. Of course it doesn't help that I have arthritis. lol.