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Posted: 10/15/2008 9:51:47 AM EDT

When I reassemble my Glocks I always make sure that the back of the recoil spring assembly (guide rod) is in the half moon shaped groove. When I take it apart it is always lower on the barrel lug (i.e. not in the semi-circle groove but right below it). I thought and or assumed that when I disassembled it, it simply dropped down. Just to be sure I took a flash light to my G30 and when I look through the slide it looks like the back of the guide rod is not in the semi-circle groove. It appears to be below it.  I have never had any malfunctions but I want to make sure that all is correct. Is it supposed to be in that groove at all times? If so what could I be doing wrong to cause it to drop down? Thanks for the help.  
Link Posted: 10/15/2008 10:43:11 AM EDT
Gravity causes it from racking the slide. (the lower lug of the barrel is where it should rest.) the cut out is for ease of assembly.

It is 100% normal.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:06:22 PM EDT
Thank you ProCCW, that is the answer i was hoping for. Also thanks for the quick response. Happy shooting....
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