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Best glock slide release?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Diesel McBadass, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    The stock one is damn near useless. Whats one that is big enough to use, looks cool and wont cause it to fail to lock back like a sig?
     
  2. vmann

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    its called the slide stop lever, you could use the glock extended version, but be careful when using this on your ccw, it can cause issues with your holster depending on which one you use....
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The Glock slide stop lever is not designed to be a "slide release." Glock trainers instruct users to rack the slide back with one's weak hand--a gross motor skill--to release the slide.:wavey:
     
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    Another vote for the Vickers unit.

    Good stuff there...and pick up his mag release button as well...another winner.
     
  6. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    I use this method. But, its a 2 handed method. I like options, ad if im injured a slide stop may be useful
     
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    I prefer the OEM extended release.
     
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    When I shop for these Extended slide release levers there is a note indicated if it is a 3 pin model. What does this 3 pin question indicate? Thanks
     
  9. davsco

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    i have the glock oem (g34) extended slide release on all my glocks. i may go back to the original one on my mid-sized g23 and 32 (used for ccw) as i find myself resting my right thumb on it so the slide isn't locking back upon a mag becoming empty. i don't have this issue with the full-size glocks.
     
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    I use the oem ones as well. Never had a issue with them
     
  11. Tango 1Zero

    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    OEM never use it to drop the slide.
     
  12. davsco

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    why not?

    i slingshot it to chamber a round, but always use the slide release after any mag changes.
     
  13. dusty_dragon

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    I prefer the OEM extended release over all others.
    i slingshot whenever the 2nd hand is available, but when training with a "wounded" 2nd hand etc. i like the option the OEM extended slide stop lever provides for me.

    i saw lot of aftermarket extended slide stop levers which scatches the plastic of the frame whenpushed down, the OEM extended ones never do this, for me they are the top ones!
     
  14. Leigh

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    As a Lefty, the factory extended helps when clearing for a safety check or prior to cleaning.

    If injured, I will use my belt, the heel of my boot, or a door frame.
     
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    I prefer the Vickers over OEM and OEM extended. It's very similar to the M&P's SSL.
     
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    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I like the stock slide stop as it is. Readily accessible, but hard to accidentally engage.
     
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    I hear that all the time and when it comes to a stock Glock slide release lever, I'd agree with it since it's so small. However, I do not agree with the whole "gross motor skill" angle. It was was I was originally trained to do with a 1911 and then later an M9 and I have no problem with doing it. I just fail to see how a shooter when under stress will crap the bed trying to use a slide release but still retain the fine motor skills to release the empty magazine in the first place. I figure if you can manage to release the magazine, you can release a slide.
     
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    The stock one!
    Glock shoot stock!
     
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    with the stock one i find it extremely hard to push it down, especially with the index finger of the left hand, when i do weak hand drills.

    so i prefer the OEM extended one, because i don't have large hands and no long fingers.

    also for the strong hand the OEM extended one does the job better than the OEM stock one and i never had any issue with the slide lock lever accidentilly catching the slide
     
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    Tango 1Zero Millennium Member

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    I just never use it. I always use the slide.