Magazine Release Extentions

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  1. bowzette

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    Any recommendations for an extension that works but does not create a realistic risk of dropping the mag unintentionally, like in the holster, for a CC/SD gun. I have a Gen3 19 that I suffer with mag changes at the range or in classes but I also want to be able to rely on carrying it. I can live without a good extension if the risk isn't worth the reward.
     
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    How is it in comparison to a gen.4 G19 mag catch? Arthritic hands are making it harder and harder to bend my fingers.
     
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    The Gen 4 mag release has more surface area than the Gen 3 release. It's also easier to access without changing your grip much at all. The Gen 3 extended release, while having less surface area, sticks out a bit more, allowing for quicker access to it. The thing with the Gen 3 release was that, at least for me, it was too flush with the frame. I had to change my grip more than ususal to access it. I don't have to do this with the extended release. You can always sand it down if it sticks out too far for your liking.
     
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    People seem to like the Vickers part. If you want it at a super specific length, you could file down a 1981. And ya, the gen 4 catch is considerably easier to hit. Hitting the gen 3 consistently is a bit of an art.
     
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    My issue with the gen 3 19 is my hand covers the other side when I have to adjust to reach it.

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    Trwith OEM lengthied the Glock extended mag catch and in a couple of holster designs body weight against the holster was enough to release the mag,so out with the extended OEM back in . SJ 40
     
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    A rapid mag change in a reliable pistol holding 15 rounds in a defensive situation is far less important than the magazine on tap staying where it needs to be. Accept a slower mag change for the assurance you will not experience premature ejection of the magazine in a defensive situation
     
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    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I stay stock ... the stock
    Part works well for me.
     
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    Agree. It would be "fun" to be able to make faster mag changes for practice and in some classes I'm taking. To do so I need to change the mag release but I don't want to compromise the ability to carry the 19 for SD. That is the basis of the original post-any suggestions as to any extensions that makes a significant improvement for releasing a mag from a Gen3 pistol without compromising reliability? There may not be in which case I leave the release OEM. I'm not worried about mag changes for SD purposes-just play time on the range.
     
  11. Toby196

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    Years ago, I went through the same problem the OP is going through. I tried the Glock Extended release, which worked, but was both too long (stabbing my love-handles), and the edges were too rough/sharp as well. I buffered it down with a Dremel, which made it much better, but it was still a bit long for the holster I was using.

    Eventually I just went with the Vickers mag release. It seems to be exactly half way between Glock OEM and Glock Extended. It's worked perfect for me ever since (though I have to say, it is far too expensive for what it is, IMO).

    By the way, this problem with the stock length magazine release only affects me in the 9mm/.40S&W/.357Sig Compact frame. On every other size frame (17, 20/21, 22, 26/27, 29/30, etc) the stock magazine release works perfectly for me.
     
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    I have a Gen4 34, 26 and a 43. It is only the Gen3 19 that is a "super pain" to deal with. These look interesting but only for Gen 4s, 43, and 42
     
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    Just use non drop free magazines for carry and it doesn't matter what kind of mag button you have, they have to be ripped out. Now for USPSA/IDPA/Steel Challenge and 3 gun competition, I use the OEM G21 mag button in the small frame Glocks and round the edges slightly. Never in 25 years have I had an issue with bumping it, or during the draw, and that's 4-6 matches a month, 6 stages each, with at least 1-2 mag changes per stage. I carry a G31/G17/G19 with the G21 mag buttons in a Alabama Hooker IWB appendix, and no issue there either.
     
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    Glock 21 mag release is the factory extended...
     
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    Thank you all. I have a couple of gen4 Glocks and the larger mag release was one of the main reasons I picked them.
    MajorD, yes, well, I've been told by others, those premature ejections = disappointing!
    OP, I'm sorry as I didn't mean to hijack your thread.:bowdown:
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    I had a Vickers on my G23 3rd Gen. Absolutely loved it, unfortunately while getting in and out of the car I had the magazine pop out on a couple occasions while carried in an iwb kydex rig. Once onto hard pavement in parking lot after just getting out of car. Method of carry, type of holster, body type/size or other factors can come into play. Obviously, this condition will not occur for everyone because of alot of variables.
     
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    I really like the Vickers mag release on gen3 g19. Tried the Vickers release in gen4 g19 and a gen4 g26; I prefer the stock gen4 mag release in gen4 pistols.
    Could be a rather subjective thing.

    The Vickers mag release in the gen3 g19 works best for me.
     
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    I mix up some Harbor Freight Quick Setting epoxy and put a drop of it on my mag release. That little bit of elevation makes a lot of difference for me.
     
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    Clever.