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Dr. Peter Dallhammer of Walther demonstrates that the extractor is not really needed because of the "equal and opposite" law of physics. The extractor does not really "pull" the cartridge from the chamber if the weapon is operating normally. The "equal and opposite" reaction causes the cartridge to move backwards until it hits the ejector, causing the empty to be ejected.

We were told about this at the Glock armorer's class, but I had never seen it demonstrated until this video by Dr. Dallhammer.

 

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The laws of physics aside, I'll be leaving mine in my Q ;)

Neat video, though. Thanks for it!
 
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I agree. We were told in the Glock Armorer's Class, which I have now attended every 3 years since about 1988, give or take, that a Glock would run in an emergency without an extractor.

It certainly appears that in a pistol with a more or less clean chamber, at least, that one is able to get several shots out of the pistol without an extractor.

It gives me a great deal of confidence to know that.

That said, however, I completely agree. I am leaving my extractor in!
 
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