Ever put a slide on crooked?

Have you ever put a slide on crooked? I know it sounds silly, but I got overly confident and put the slide on a too quick and got the slide jammed in a really weird way. I had to smack it with my palm some to get it loose (not saying this is the correct way). I think I smudged some polymer when I did it :upside_down_face:, BUT the gun has been %100 functional since!

Has anyone else done this? Just curious.

No. I’m very deliberate about it.

Was it a Glock? :wink:

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Nah, he likes M&Ps too much.

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They can go on either way😉

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Hey I like to get reliability for $100 less than a Glock with steal sights :man_shrugging:t2:

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yeah, been there, done that. Sometimes the fix is easy, sometimes it’s a “youdumass” moment. Worst slide issue I had was on a ceracoted P80 G21 clone. Even putting the slide on properly meant using a mallet to get it off. Ended up grinding the rails a bit, lots of scotch brite and a wetstone…finally got her to run, and now I’ve got the first mag or two with back-to -battery issues, fixed with a tap of the thumb, then she’s warmed up and fine.
Got a few glocks, and 5 P80’s among a few other pistols. Bought a .45 M&P 2.0C, 'cuz it was cheap, and to be honest, if I’d bought an M&P first, I’d have more of them. Good gun, only thing I don’t like is the angled slide, as it’s hard to use my sight tool on…and that front sight…I think it’s welded on :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Glad I’m not alone :joy:.

The M&P sights are a pain. I just pay my local gunsmith since I’d rather hand him $40 than cuss and damage my sights trying to get them perfectly aligned :joy:.

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I seem to have a preference to drive myself nuts doing projects I perhaps would have been better off handing to others. OTOH, just dealt with a paint crew who took 6 weeks to do a 10 day job, and only did half of it before I let them know time was up…and then there’s that blissful feeling of “unscrewing up” a project :rofl:

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