Glock 26 Stuck Recoil Spring Rod
After I cleaned
and reassembled my Glock 26 the
recoil spring rod stuck out the
front as shown in the picture.
Another picture shows the position
Glock Recoil Spring Assembly
immediately after this happened.
field stripped and reassembled
the Glock 26 about 8 more times
after this first happened and it
occurred twice more. I could not get
it do happen again after that. I
examined the recoil spring rod
assembly and there was no
evidence of broken parts.
After doing some
research on the internet it seems
that the problem was caused by not
seating the recoil spring assembly
all the way down to it's
installation lip on the barrel.
Just to be on the safe side I
ordered a spare recoil spring
assembly for my Glock 26 and a spare
recoil spring for my
26 Stuck Recoil Spring Guide Rod
26 Recoil Spring Guide Rod
Protruding About Half Inch
26 Recoil Spring Assembly
I took the Glock 26 to the armorer.
He said that I probably misaligned
the recoil spring assembly when I
reassemble it after cleaning and
that there was nothing wrong with
the recoil spring assembly. I
appears a little crooked or slanted
because it is comprised of two
springs of different sizes, and when
it lays in the cradle it looks a
little crooked. He said to visually
check the alignment before each
reassembly to ensure that it does
not happen again. He then offered to
replace the recoil spring assembly
with a new one if I wanted him to. I
indicated yes and he replaced the
spring. He also told me with the
Glock should be good for around
500,000 rounds and that with the
Glock warranty if anything ever
happens to it they will fix it or
replace it at no cost, even if the
dog chews it.
When should I
replace my Glock recoil spring?
Glock Factory Recoil Springs
should last for thousands of rounds
fired. I know of no set time as to
when to replace it. It could last
the life of your Glock. To be on the
safe side I purchased a space recoil
spring and keep it in my range bag.
They are very inexpensive and easy
to obtain. If I ever do have any
problems it will only take seconds
to change out the spring.
And I know the thing you are
talking about with the guide rod
sticking out. That's caused by
not ensuring the end of the rod
is seated all the way in the
reassembly notch in the barrel.
Make it a habit to push it back
down into the notch as soon as
you take the upper off the
frame, unless you are about to
remove the barrel.
You may be putting the spring
retainer in the "operating"
position and not the "assembly"
position on the barrel lug. When
installing the recoil spring of
all Glocks, be certain you use
the lower semicircular,
cradle-like, rest. The first
time you rake the slide the
spring will move out of the
assembly cradle and into its
Feedback Comments & Questions
Glock 26 Won't Disassemble
April 20, 2011
After buying my new Glock 26 I took it apart to learn how to clean it. Now
it won't disassemble at all. Could I have installed the recoil spring
Response - Scott,
I assume you mean you cannot remove the slide from the receiver.
I doubt if you installed the recoil spring backwards. I just tried it with
mine to see if it was possible and it wouldn't install that way.
When you put the slide back on, did it slide on easily or did you have to
use some force to get it on? If it was hard to get on (which is should never
be) you may not have set the recoil spring to the lower rung position of the
Are you sure you pulled the trigger before trying to disassemble it? If you
don't do that first (after making sure the gun is unloaded) you won't be
able to pull down the slide lock to remove the slide.
More information is needed on what happened and what you did.
Stuck Glock 26 Slide
September 07, 2010
I accidentally assembly my G26 without the spring recoil, now the slide &
barrel stuck. How do I remove the stuck slide with the barrel inside? Saw
YouTube video show you press the slide forward & pull the trigger at the
same time & the slide came out, but in my case I have the barrel inside.
Response - Peter
I saw that same video a long time ago.
Assembling the Glock 26 without the recoil spring has never happened to me
(not yet anyway), so I don't know for sure how to get them apart, but I
think I know a method that will work.
Assuming that the striker is what is holding them together as the guy in the
video said, why not remove the striker?
It is easy to do and your gun should come apart easily (hopefully).
Even though the instructions show how to disassemble and clean a Glock 26
slide after it has been removed from the Glock it should still work in your
Simply pry off the back cover of the slide and shake the striker out. With
luck your slide will come off then. You can reinstall the striker per the
instructions. If you try this, please let me know if it worked.
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