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    Glock Information

    I'm hoping to hear from all you Glock experts out there. I'm currently trying to choose a carry gun and I have it narrowed to the S&W M&P, the XD9, or the Glock 19. Here's my question:

    With respect to the Glock, has the position of the slide release lever changed in the last few years?

    I recently fired a G19 my local range had and the lever felt farther forward than it looks in the pictures on Glock's website. It was the only tiny gripe I had about the weapon. It's really not that huge a problem, I'm just curious. Any info would be appreciated.

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    Not to my knowledge.

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    Nor to my knowledge. And I've had em for about 17 years.

    Some folks do like to add bigger ones, but I find the factory stuff works just fine - although I usually prefer the "sling shot" method of loading over wiping the slide lock.
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    Not to my knowledge either. It is a firearm that my dept. has required the reserve to carry for a long time. It is an excellent pistol and I have no problems with the slide release. Out of your list I would personally choose either an M&P or a Glock. Though each person is different.

    I would say keep with the factory stuff if you can. Though you can add a larger slide release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmel View Post
    With respect to the Glock, has the position of the slide release lever changed in the last few years?
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    The position has not changed, but there are after market levers available that are longer. Glock does have one on the newer models that has a bump (looks like a triangle) that was added to the rear of the lever.

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    Just being picky...but...It's not a slide release lever...it's a slide LOCK lever. Don't use it to release the slide, use it to lock it open. Slingshot it to release slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    Just being picky...but...It's not a slide release lever...it's a slide LOCK lever. Don't use it to release the slide, use it to lock it open. Slingshot it to release slide.
    Sorry, apparently this is an artifact from my military training. We were taught to use it as a release lever. Does it damage the mechanism or something?

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    The position has not changed, but there are after market levers available that are longer. Glock did change to one with a bump on the back side that was not on the earlier ones.

    Just being picky...but...It's not a slide release lever...it's a slide LOCK lever. Don't use it to release the slide, use it to lock it open. Slingshot it to release slide.
    Ditto---and some very important info right there. Make that a habit, and you'll be all set to go.

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    Glock states that it is a "slide STOP" not a slide release . and when reloading you pull back the slide to "release" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmel View Post
    Sorry, apparently this is an artifact from my military training. We were taught to use it as a release lever. Does it damage the mechanism or something?

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    It will wear the slide stop notch in the slide over time and the slide stop is fairly thin metal.

    You should always use the slingshot method on any gun whenever possible.

    Also, there have been some extended versions on factory guns in the past.
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    The slide stop lever is in the same location as it was when the gun was introduced many years ago. Gaston doesn't change much on his guns and when he does change something, it usually just screws up something, like the stupid finger grooves.
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    Using the slide stop to release the slide will not damage anything. I use the hand over the top of the slide to release. This is a gross motor skill that I will be able to perform in combat when I have potential tunnel vision. Finding that lever, even an after market one may be difficult in a combat situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmel View Post
    I'm currently trying to choose a carry gun and I have it narrowed to the S&W M&P, the XD9, or the Glock 19.
    Buy the Glock 19!
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    I would go with the Glock or the XD-9
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    If you treat your gun like a lawnmower, get the Glock.

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    Just try them all if they have them at the range you go to and make a choice from there
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