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Old 12-27-2014, 10:08   #1
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Larry Vicker Magazine Catch

Installed a Vickers Magazine Catch in my G26. Let me say this catch is now my favorite. In the G26 missing the Magazine Catch can be very acute. This Mag Catch is more refined then the Factory OEM "Medium Mag Catch".
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:07   #2
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I disagree with Larry on some things but he got it right with his Glock magazine catch.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:53   #3
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It's my favorite as well.
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Old 12-27-2014, 13:00   #4
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Vickers Mag Catch

What prompted this change was a trip to the range. I finished a Magazine in my G26 and had a lot of difficulty finding the Mag Release. I really could see an injured person in a confrontation start to panic looking for the release. This prompted the change. I consider this as essential as Night Sights.
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Old 12-27-2014, 15:56   #5
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Have one on my g27 as well as the slide stop.
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Old 12-27-2014, 17:54   #6
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It's amazing what 3/32" of a mere inch means in a Magazine Catch. Radius the edges and the part is like night and day. Vickers is a very respected name in Glock circles. While I am uncertain of the merits of his Slide Stop - utility wise. My mind is made up in the Gen3 Magazine Catch.
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Old 12-27-2014, 18:46   #7
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I'm not sure if I got a bad one but I recently couldn't get the mag out of my Gen 4 27 after hitting the release. I had to literally push up really hard on the bottom of the mag and press really hard on the mag release until I heard a slight "pop" and then yank the mag out. I then put in another mag and it did the same thing. After pulling it out (to reinstall the stock one) I noticed it had a slight bevel where the magazine catches to it. I wish I would have taken pictures but I threw it out. I've probably had about 10 of these on my Glocks but this one and only problematic one. It was relatively new so don't think it was from overuse.
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Old 12-27-2014, 20:12   #8
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I have Vickers releases on every Glock I own. When I purchase a new/used Glock it gets sights & a Vickers release prior to the first range trip. Never have had an issue with the product.
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Old 12-27-2014, 21:20   #9
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Any tips on how to pull the spring bar up to get the old one out??
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Old 12-27-2014, 21:22   #10
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Pull the slide off and use a long flat head to move it out of the slot. Very simple to do
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Old 12-27-2014, 21:44   #11
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It did not work in my GEN 4 G26 either.....very tight fit but when it slid into place it left a little gap in the front. You would have to push it forward, it made a little click sound, then press it in for it to drop the mag. They sent me a new one they tested that worked in another GEN 4 gun and it did the exact same thing in my 26 again. They stated they have heard this from many GEN 4 26/27 owners
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It did not work in my GEN 4 G26 either.....very tight fit but when it slid into place it left a little gap in the front. You would have to push it forward, it made a little click sound, then press it in for it to drop the mag. They sent me a new one they tested that worked in another GEN 4 gun and it did the exact same thing in my 26 again. They stated they have heard this from many GEN 4 26/27 owners
The exact same thing happened with the Vickers for my G33g4. Just threw it in the drawer and went with the Glock extended one instead. I still use the Vickers in half of my Gen 3s.
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Old 12-28-2014, 00:08   #13
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Any tips on how to pull the spring bar up to get the old one out??
After removing the slide, I pop the trigger group out too. It gives me a better angle and more room to pry it out. I found it to be a lot easier that way. The Glock pins go out left to right and back into the frame right to left. It is an easy thing to do, and while I'm at it, I put in an Glock extended slide stop lever, as well.

I put the Vickers mag catch on all of my Glocks, it's perfect. I recently bought a couple of Gen 4's that I haven't put one on yet, and after reading the above problems, I will forgo it on those two.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:20   #14
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1-2 Man: Are you talking about the Vickers Slide Stop Lever or Magazine Release as marketed by Tango down? Regarding the Slide Stop Lever if you do what is known in Glock Armorer circles as a "Tip Down" installation on your Slide Stop Lever. It's entirely possible you could compromise function of the slide stop and end up with a binding Slide Stop Lever. Perhaps that is what you heard? A Tip Down installation traps the Slide Stop Lever Spring under the Locking Block Pin. The Slide Stop Lever becoming wedged and inoperable when in contact with the Magazine Follower.

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Old 12-28-2014, 20:43   #15
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Put one on my new gen4 22 and works like a charm. Never used th e earlier version, just cut the factory extended to desired length and stippled the end.
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Old 12-29-2014, 00:59   #16
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Installed the Gen4 version, however the Larry Vickers Mag Catch is really nice in the Gen3 model. More so then any other Magazine Catch including his Gen4 models.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:35   #17
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1-2 Man: Are you talking about the Vickers Slide Stop Lever or Magazine Release as marketed by Tango down? Regarding the Slide Stop Lever if you do what is known in Glock Armorer circles as a "Tip Down" installation on your Slide Stop Lever. It's entirely possible you could compromise function of the slide stop and end up with a binding Slide Stop Lever. Perhaps that is what you heard? A Tip Down installation traps the Slide Stop Lever Spring under the Locking Block Pin. The Slide Stop Lever becoming wedged and inoperable when in contact with the Magazine Follower.
The Vicker's mag release.
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Old 12-29-2014, 12:31   #18
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I've always preferred sticking with factory OEM parts on my Glocks, but I thought I'd give the Vickers extended stuff a shot on my G30 since the grip is much bigger than on my G19 and G26. They have made it much more easy and comfortable to operate the gun. I was so impressed that I went ahead and installed another set on my G26 and I have a couple more on order for my G19 and G42.


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