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Anyone using extended slide stops or mag buttons on their Glocks? I tried one of the Alchemy Arms "Power Lever" slide stop, but I am not exactly thrilled with it.



It is just a little too big (I think) and feels like it is in the way -- although I haven't had any problems with it yet. Anyone use the Glockmeister's version? Like it?



What about their extended mag catch?



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I have a G34 and G35 which of course came with both.

My wife and kids like them. I am not thrilled with the extended mag release, haveing said that it has not yet given me any problems. The slide release is Ok with me.

The reason I do not like the extend mag release is because to me it is big and I wonder / worry if I will depress it by mistake. Makes dropping mags MUCH easier for my wife and younger choldren.

The extended slide stop to me still seems small just shaped a little different. It does make locking the slide back for my wife and kids MUCH easier.

I don't need either one. I can see smaller handed folks might like them and or need them.

I would not buy just to have. I would use the money saved not buying them for more reloading supplies.

My .02

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I like the Glock "extended" slide release, it's a vast improvement IMO.
The magazine release seems a waste to me, but I'm generally opposed to them on most guns ::shrug::

I've seen some people that like the flat trigger over the serrated one, and can see where it would make a difference in extended shootings.
 

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My issued G-19 has the Glock factory extended slide stop with the bump on it. I think this is unnecessary, as the the gun was designed to have the slide released by the "slingshot" method. The slide stop is just that, it is not a slide "release." I prefer the flat slide stop, as it keeps everything pretty smooth on the left side of the gun, and doesn't catch on anything.

The factory extended mag release also came on the issued G-19, and it seems to work pretty well, especially for people with smaller hands. I have trained to release the mag with my off/left thumb, preferring to not change my shooting grip, but I find myself hitting the button with my right thumb as much as with my left.

I DO prefer the old, smooth triggers much more than the silly serrated triggers that come on the guns now. The smooth trigger lets the finger transition up and down the trigger face during the arc of the trigger press. The serrated trigger, after an extended session of shooting, has actually caused irritation/blisters on the trigger fingers of several shooters I know.
 

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Try and find a store with a 34/35 and see what you think about them. That is much better than asking.

My wife and younger kids find the slide release/stop easier to lock the slide back as stated above.

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I use and prefer the Aerotek slide release lever on all of my Glocks and I prefer the Aerotek mag release on my Models 20 and 21.
One accessory I like and believe to be quite useful are the Haarts recoil reducer guide rods. For those of you that are not familiar with the Haarts design it is a stainless steel guide rod filled with liquid mercury and between 3 and 6 ball bearings.
In my glock model 21 my shot to shot time dropped substantially and on the two second silhouette drill I was able to move from 7 rds on target to 9. All solid hits center mass, the Haarts is solid, well made, and delivered with a new Wolff recoil spring. IMO it is the best $56.95 I could have spent on my Glocks.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: David DiFabio on 2001-04-29 20:50 ]</font>
 

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On 2001-04-29 14:31, VictorLouis wrote:
Chris, does your armorer install those mods, or did your agnecy order them that way from Glock?
VL: The guns came to my agency in that configuration, with the "extras." I still prefer the setup of my first generation G-17 the best. Slick grips, slick trigger, no whistles buttons, nor bells. Still runs great.
 

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I have had bad experiences with the extended slide stops on the Glocks. Specifically, by shooting grip is such that I tend to rest by off hand against it, resulting in a failure to lock on the last round. Never had that problem with the standard size part.

Extended mag releases on defense pistols should be avoided unless you just can't operate the standard one. I have see too people sit down in a chair or car where the pistol is pressed against the body, resulting in the magazine being popped out of lock. This also points out the need to know your pistol and holster. In a Glock is makes it a one shot deal until you tap/rack/reassess. In a S&W it will kill you!

Just my opinion......

Rob

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I have the extended slige release on both my G31 and G33 because I'm left handed and it makes locking the slide open easier for me. I use the sling shot method instead of the slide release in every gun I shoot. With my G33, I replaced the target trigger with a smooth type that is found in the G31. It takes only a minute to do. I do not care for the extended magazine release because it sticks out to far and rubs on my index finger while shooting.
 

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I took a different approach. I used a factory slide stop and TIG welded a piece of stock to it. Then I shaped it to a nice angular profile and lined the top. I dont take credit for this, saw it in the Deutche Waffen Journal, and it looked neat. It feels good too.
 

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7677, Am LH also. FWIW, the extended OEM mag release can be "De-Horned" very easily with one of those Norton foam sanding blocks found @ Home Depot, etc. I do the normal length OEM ones also. Again, FWIW, as a Lefty I use a combination of the Sling-Shot, Hand-Over and Slide-Lock. Only use the Slide-Lock in IDPA after a mag change from Slide-Lock as can easily reach the ext'd. Lever from beneath & up the side with fingers after tapping the mag home. Load the chamber using the "Hand-Over" with follow-thru as taught by Chuck Taylor. For clearance &/or Stoppage/Drills use the Sling-Shot as no Lefty can flip the pistol to the right via "Hand-Over" to toss the offending case, etc. Jam the rear of the slide right into the web of R hand by indexing on and sliding up the top of the gun hand so as much contact & grip can be made with the full length of the thumb and the side of a curled & locked forefinger then rotate the pistol CW to clear stoppage.

Peter, The TIG Tip is one will have to experiment with! Thanks.

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I have a Glock 20c and I am considering getting both the extended slide lock and the extended mag release.

I don't have small hands and the grip is great for shooting. I do however have a little bit of trouble releasing the mag. It seems to take quite a bit of pressure to release it. Even though I can reach it, I find myself moving my hand to get better leverage to get it to release. I am hoping the extended one will solve that problem. It is a new gun and may even break in some.

I don't use the slide stop to release the slide but it would be easier to lock open if I had one a tad bit longer. The one on glockmeister looks about right. It is only slightly longer and looks like it won't likely catch on anything.

I'm of the opinion that no gun fits everyone perfectly and that is why we change them!! My Desert Eagle is a monsterous thing and I love that one too...It is just so heavy!! later guys, Jagster
 
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