A little while ago I asked the Peanut Gallery here if I should consider a Chinese knock off aftermarket product verses it's USA made counterpart.
The responses were overwhelmingly obvious.
Now......... what I'm talking about here is the Brass Stacker slide slide pull for a 9mm Glock Slide.
Brass Stacker Slide Pull Charging Handle model numbers G935740SP and G1045SP for Glock ™
Here's is my USA version.
I already abought the Brass Stacker product, and I'm more than happy with it. The REASON I bought it was to be able to improve my racking ability with a fully decked out Open Build legal for GSSF Unlimited Division. Using the Carver frame mount for the optic a traditional slide racker sticking out the side of the slide will not clear the optic mount for maintenance and cleaning.
The USA version is $49, and the Chinese version is $10. So you can understand the temptation.
Here's the Chinese version.
Side by side, USA is on the left China is on the right.
I have since built a SECOND nearly identical Open Glock and the racking device is the last thing I put off buying. MAINLY because it's a part I have to by singularly. If I was able to buy the USA product in the process of my build along with other parts I'd probably had never bothered with the Chinese product.
It popped up in my Amazon surfing one day, and I figured what the hell. At worst it will be $10 of entertainment I'll get for writing up this review if it falls short of my expectations.
Dimensionally the Chinese version is larger. It is 40 grains heavier, and 0.2 inches WIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe most of you all can see where this is going.
Here's the USA version mounted on the slide.
If it's not obvious, the Chinese version is wider than the slide itself.
Well............. let's see, that doesn't mean it wont provide me the utility I needed from it.
Below is the USA version fitting through the Optic Mount
Below is the Chinese version getting stuck. So yea, for this shot, I had to actually put the slide on, lock it back and then install the ring just to take this picture. That's the only time it will ever be on a gun.
This does nothing I wanted it to do. The intent is for someone with weak hands. I found it for the additional use mentioned as an open gun with a restrictive optic mount. The whole fact the Chinese version is WIDER than the slide itself really turns me off regardless of intended use.