Glock 19 Slide Disassembly & Cleaning
Step by step instructions with photographs for
disassembling and cleaning the slide of a Glock 19 semi-automatic
pistol. The slide is one of the most neglected parts of a Glock. It is
important to periodically clean the slide and all of it's components to
ensure the proper functioning of your Glock.
Glock 19 Slide Assembly Parts
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Glock 19 Slide Disassembly Instructions
Remove the slide by
field stripping your Glock pistol. After the slide has been removed
and externally cleaned disassemble it by performing the following.
The cover plate is on the
back of the slide.
Slide Cover Plate is on the back of the slide. The slide
cover plate must be removed to access the slide internal
Orange Slide Cover Plate.
This is the little cup.
|The cover plate fits
into the grooves on the back of the Glock slide. It is held in
place by spring tension from the underside.
Push down on cup
and pry off plate.
Glock Tool or a small screwdriver or punch, take the
pressure off of the cover plate from the striker by pushing down
on the "little cup" on the striker. The little cup is spring
loaded. While holding the little cup down, take a small
screwdriver and carefully start to pry open the back plate.
Don't damage the cover plate.
After it starts to move use a larger screwdriver to complete the
removal of the cover plate. A larger bladed screw driver gives
you more "prying ability".
the cover plate.
|Remove it slowly as
springs are under pressure beneath it and may pop out if you are
Slide cover plate removed.
|Slide cover plate removed.
|Turn the slide upside down or
shake it to remove the
striker (firing pin).
Plunger tube for the
|Remove the small
plunger tube for the extractor from the little hole in the
Push down on the
firing pin safety.
|Take out the
extractor by pushing the
firing pin safety.
Extractor slides out.
|Extractor coming out.
Lift out the firing
pin safety & spring.
firing pin safety and firing pin safety spring. They just
Firing pin safety & spring.
|Firing pin safety and
firing pin safety spring.
Glock 19 Slide Parts.
|All removable parts are now
removed from the slide.
Glock 19 Slide Parts.
|Parts shown include (from left
to right) slide, extractor, firing pin safety and spring,
striker, plunger tube & spring, back plate
Cleaning The Glock 19 Slide
Using a solvent, rubbing alcohol or cleaner that
won't leave grease or residue clean all the parts. If you use a q-tip to
clean the firing pin channel make sure you don't leave bits or stands of
cotton. Dry all parts. Caution - do not get oil into the striker pin
Reassembly of Glock 19 Slide Components
Reinstall all slide components in the reverse order.
Refer to the above pictures for component orientations and positions.
Insert plunger tube (spring in the back) into the back small
hole. Insert the firing pin block with small spring back into it's
little hole and depress it to get the extractor in. Position or install
the extractor then let go of the firing pin block. The extractor should
now be locked into place. Install the striker into the striker channel.
To install the back plate you have to push down against the springs on
the striker and the plunger tube while at the same time installing the
back plate. The back plate will snap into place.
Glock 19 Functional test
Test the striker to make sure it is free and
correctly installed by depressing the striker block the shake the slide.
You should hear the clanking of the striker inside of the striker
channel freely moving back and forth. The slide is now back together and
ready for reinstallation onto the receiver.
Removing & Installing Glock 19 Extractor
January 26, 2012
How can i disassemble and assemble the Glock 19 extractor?
Response - Reynaldo
It shows how to do that on the page you visited.
In Picture.. Glock 19 Slide Disassembly -6
"Take out the extractor by pushing the firing pin safety"
It will just fall out if you shake it a little or you can push it out with a
small screw driver or your fingernail (with no force at all).
Disassembling A Glock Slide
January 20, 2012
Thank you very much, made life easy for me!!
Need To Remove Glock Slide Cover Plate
August 19, 2011
No, it wasn't helpful. I need to remove the slide cover plate
without messing it up and it didn't explain how to do it.
Response - Ed,
You were looking at the wrong page. Slide cover plate removal can be found
at the following page (he was looking at the wrong page).
Thank you, it's easy once you read the right instructions.
Glock Slide References
An excellent video on how
to disassemble the slide of a Glock 26 and to clean the firing pin (or
stricker) can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VTIqAMPOco
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