Glock slide lock levers breaking

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    Glock slide lock levers breaking

    I was showing someone my Glock and how I modified it. I put an after market (Lone Wolf) extended slide lock lever



    (not to be confused with the slide release lever below which locks the slide back)



    on so it is easier to field strip. His first comment was that those break all the time and my slide will end up down range.

    I have never heard of such a thing and was wondering if anyone else has.
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    Never heard of that.

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    Never heard of it...wouldn't do it...OMO
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    I've never heard of a slide going down range over a STOCK Glock slide lock. The only issue I had was my 36 used to jump over the slide lock when I racked it hard. It never malfunctioned but I didn't want to wait for the day that my slide went down range in a gunfight. So Glock sent me the 30 instead. At the time they tried correcting it with a new slide lock spring. It didn't work. I think that the slide was too heavy for the slim receiver.

    I've heard from a Glock rep that they recently corrected that issue with a different slide lock and spring. I may have to pick one up, the 36 was my favorite off-duty carry gun.
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    Is he a Glock Armorer? Or did he just stay in a Holiday In Express last night? lol!!!

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    new to me,hope it works good for ya.
    question, how much easier can you
    field strip a glock.
    my dog can feild strip a glock
    with one paw tryed around his back.
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    Never heard of it either. Is he installing some after market piece? I have been a Glock Armorer for 20 years and never have seen one break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post

    I have never heard of such a thing and was wondering if anyone else has.
    Sounds like your friend has no clue what hes talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    Is he a Glock Armorer? Or did he just stay in a Holiday In Express last night? lol!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    new to me,hope it works good for ya.
    question, how much easier can you field strip a glock.
    my dog can feild strip a glock with one paw tryed around his back.
    The extended slide lock lever extends the bar about a millimeter or two. It really makes depressing that lever much much easier. The part is just a few bucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    Is he a Glock Armorer? Or did he just stay in a Holiday In Express last night? lol!!!
    Because mine is now 2 mm longer than his, I think it was a case of envy. Always the one upsmanship.
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    The only issue I have had is the spring that holds the slide lock breaking. The slide did not go down range but sort of slid off the frame when I went to clean it. I just change the little flat spring every 5000 rounds when I change the rest. The only caustion with the extended lock is the potential for grabing/ sticking / etc on soft holsters or clothing while carrying concealed. Keep it simple if you are protecting you life with the firearm.
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    I'm an armorer and I work with some very high-mileage range rentals. I have had the occasional part break, but never that. Actually, the most commonly broken part I see is the recoil spring guide rod. The magazine followers also occasionally wear out and stop locking the slide back. Broken slide lock properly installed....Never seen it.

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    Never heard of that one... maybe a spring, but not that... at least it is very easy to replace.
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    The extended ones hang up on my Blackhawk Serpa.

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    I have heard of problems with these things (posters on other forums, etc.) My question is: Why change it?

    The only time you need to mess with that part is when conducting an administrative task (field-stripping), why take the chance that an aftermarket part will create a problem. AFAIC, the same thing applies when talking about parts like extended slide-release levers, and extended magazine releases. Not a big deal on a competition gun, but not necessary (or desirable) on a carry gun.

    They work best with the factory parts.

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