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Old May 31, 2023, 12:15 PM   #1
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Glock 17 (Gen2) trigger failure

Haven't fired it in a while, but moving a few things around, I like to cycle and dry fire. Trigger does not set or reset after racking the slide; stays back.
Any ideas what might have happened sitting lonely in the safe or what to look for as far something broken?
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Old May 31, 2023, 02:04 PM   #2
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Gummed up with old lube? Clean the gun and try it again.
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Old May 31, 2023, 10:23 PM   #3
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Check the trigger spring to determine if one of the ends have broken off; and if not, if the trigger spring is properly hooked to the bottom of the trigger bar (not off to the side of the trigger-bar). This applies to a standard coiled trigger spring; not a New York variant (as in a NY1 or NY2 trigger spring).

Good luck and let us know what you find out to be the problem.
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Old May 31, 2023, 11:17 PM   #4
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Yup, sounds like a broken trigger spring. They are not hard to replace.

In the interim, if you keep the trigger pressed while you work the slide, the trigger should reset. In a pinch, you can fire a shot, hold the trigger and rack the slide, fire another one, and repeat as necessary. You'll be ejecting a live round every time you run the slide, but at least you can get off some shots if you have to.
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