Glock Slide Release

Glock Slide Release

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    Glock Slide Release

    My searches on this result in mixed responses so I'll put it out for the latest opinions.

    My new Glock has a very tough slide release to use. Should I install the Glock Extended Slide Release, or wait and see if this sucker gets easier after break in?

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    It will probably get easier to use with time. But, you shouldn't use the slide release to drop the slide when you load or reload, you should sling shot the slide to ensure the round gets chambered completely and the slide goes all the way into battery.
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    That's wierd, that's exactly what the manual for my Kahr PM9 says not to do.
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    I think the sling shot method versus thumbing the slide release is a personal option (not the topic of this post). However I think if you with to drop the slide with a finger or thumb you will need the extended release because even broke in Glocks seem hard to activate the release .
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonabq View Post
    My new Glock has a very tough slide release to use. Should I install the Glock Extended Slide Release, or wait and see if this sucker gets easier after break in?
    Glocks don't have slide releases. If you look at the parts diagram in the manual it's called the "Slide Stop Lever", which I think does a pretty good job conveying how Glock thinks you ought to be releasing the slide.

    I would be reluctant to put the extended slide stop on my Glock. A friend of mine put one on his gun and immediately had trouble with the slide locking back in the middle of a magazine. Turns out his thumb was putting upward pressure on the extended slide stop lever causing it to engage the slide. I'd stick to the factory lever.

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    Glocks don't have slide releases. If you look at the parts diagram in the manual it's called the "Slide Stop Lever", which I think does a pretty good job conveying how Glock thinks you ought to be releasing the slide.

    Sorry, my bad.

    A friend of mine put one on his gun and immediately had trouble with the slide locking back in the middle of a magazine. Turns out his thumb was putting upward pressure on the extended slide stop lever causing it to engage the slide. I'd stick to the factory lever.

    That's the sort of thing I've been hearing. Not that the gun is malfunctioning but the operator.

    I guess I'll let it go for now at least. It's just that my 9 year old G27 is so much easier. OK... Glock, don't use lever; Kahr, use lever. Got it.
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    I think every Glock should have an extended slide release. Keeps another option open.

    It's just an opinion, your personal preference is the guide.
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    nope...leave it stock and rack the slide to chamber.
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    Wink Devils Advocate Here

    Actually Glock (as you have already stated) sells a factory replacement Extended which is described on the GLOCK WebSite as:

    "Optimum ergonomics, ambidextrous operation and retaining the slim weapon profile were the development criteria of the GLOCK slide stop lever."

    So why would GLOCK describe a part that was only intended to be a "Stop" and not intended to ever be used as a "Release" as ~ "ergonomic or ambidextrous" if it wasn't supposed to be used for anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackeagle View Post
    Glocks don't have slide releases. If you look at the parts diagram in the manual it's called the "Slide Stop Lever", which I think does a pretty good job conveying how Glock thinks you ought to be releasing the slide.

    I would be reluctant to put the extended slide stop on my Glock. A friend of mine put one on his gun and immediately had trouble with the slide locking back in the middle of a magazine. Turns out his thumb was putting upward pressure on the extended slide stop lever causing it to engage the slide. I'd stick to the factory lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    It will probably get easier to use with time. But, you shouldn't use the slide release to drop the slide when you load or reload, you should sling shot the slide to ensure the round gets chambered completely and the slide goes all the way into battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfi.45 View Post
    I think every Glock should have an extended slide release. Keeps another option open.

    It's just an opinion, your personal preference is the guide.
    I agree. My dad has one on his Glock 17, and it's fast. Problem is I get spoiled if I shoot it too much, and I can't return my 1911 to battery the same way. If I hadn't trained primarily with a 1911, I'd have one on any handgun the option exists for.


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    Took it to the range and put 240 rounds through it. No issues. Had fun. And, releasing the slide with the "Slide Stop Lever" has become easier. Not that bad now. BTW I have not found any documentation to state that you should always "slingshot the slide" in order to chamber a round. If anyone can tell me where or post a link I would be interested. As I said the Kahr manual states to always use the lever to chamber the first round. I've had semi autos for over 20 years and pretty much always used the lever to chamber the first round. No problem.
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    Your shooting under Ideal conditions ,what if your hands are sweaty and your in a gun fight you think your gonna be able to hit the slide stop and release it when it really counts,I train to slingshot the slide,you get a more positive grip with no fumbling
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    "Optimum ergonomics, ambidextrous operation and retaining the slim weapon profile were the development criteria of the GLOCK slide stop lever."
    I am a lefty and cannot really operate the Glock factory slide stop. I have to put the pistol in my right hand to lock the action open when there is no empty mag in it... similarly, I cannot use it as any sort of slide release as my thumb is on the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonabq View Post
    BTW I have not found any documentation to state that you should always "slingshot the slide" in order to chamber a round. If anyone can tell me where or post a link I would be interested.
    ...and you won't unless it's one's opinion.

    Know both ways and be competent in them, but a slide drop is much faster into action and I have never had it not feed or seat properly.
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