Glock 23 question


September 17, 2004, 12:17 PM
Ok so i have a glock 23, i use it for CC, i love it to death, and its the only pistol that i've trained enough to be able to use the right way the first time no questions asked. I've never had a problem with this pistol ever, but i do have a little bit of a hard time with the slide release during mag drills. Its just too flat/up against the slide for me to be able to get it every time no questions asked. So my question is this, I found a factory extended slide stop lever on Glockmeister for ( what seems to me a very low price ) 18 bucks. Is it really worth a try and is it really easy to put in. Just a pin or two and pop the new one in? Or is this something to take into someone and have them do it for me? Thanks for any help guys.

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September 17, 2004, 12:40 PM
Have you tried slingshotting the slide instead of fumbling for that tiny lever?

It's faster, IMO, and surer without question.

September 17, 2004, 12:46 PM
I've been working on slingshoting but i'm not a big fan. When in the middle of a mag change i also practice mag retension. So left hands busy enshureing that empty mag is in a good place ie pocket/holster. When i'm talking about all this i'm not just plinking at the range. This is all prac app/ battle testing/ SHTF practice whatever you want to call it

September 17, 2004, 01:29 PM
I have one and like it, its just big enough to allow easy use but not much bigger to get in the way or anything.

September 17, 2004, 01:48 PM
Was it easy to put in or did you pay someone to do it for you?

September 17, 2004, 02:27 PM
i put an aftermarket slide release on my 23 and even though it's only a little bit bigger than the factory release, it makes a HUGE difference. my opinion would be to get an extended one put on.

September 17, 2004, 02:49 PM
did it myself...jus slide out the pin and it comes right out

September 17, 2004, 02:52 PM
Sweet! i'll be placeing my order after i get off work.

September 17, 2004, 04:59 PM
I don’t know what kind of Glocks those guys have, but the pin on my Glock does NOT just slide out. You need to put some forward pressure on the slide stop to clear a cut in the pin. The way I do it is to put pressure on the pin first, then push the slide stop forward. At some point the pin will slide out. Also, push from left to right. You can then mess with the slide stop without the trigger falling out. Once you see what’s going on, you’ll agree that it’s a very easy part to work on. know you have to field-strip the Glock first right? Right...okay...

September 17, 2004, 05:30 PM
Right it doesn't just slide out...but I didn't wanna say 'bang out' either :)

September 17, 2004, 11:09 PM
Forgive me if I'm being dense but now I am completely confused.

You still have your empty mag in your weak hand after loading the fresh mag?

In a gunfight you wouldn't just let that empty mag drop right out of the magwell and onto the ground while you reach for and insert the new one?

September 17, 2004, 11:24 PM
B27, one of the main things i learned in the military is that you dont have a never ending supply of mags, therefor i always work on mag retenshion. And its not like i'm standing in the open when i'm changing mags when SHTF. If you've had enough training and are good at it, mag retenshion is a good thing to know and do.

September 17, 2004, 11:25 PM
O ya B27 the empty mag is allready in a safe place by the time the slide hits home.:D

September 18, 2004, 10:49 AM
The extended slide release is definitely worth the money. Follow the installation directions on the Glock Meister website. They will walk you thorough the entire process....Illini

September 18, 2004, 11:37 AM
I agree that the extended slide stops are worth installing.
Both my Glocks have them and any new Glocks I buy will have them installed as well.
I have heard that Glock will eventually make the extended slide stops a regular feature on all the pistols once existing stocks of regular slide stops are used up.
They are Factory installed on the Model 34-35 series and all the .357 Sig caliber pistols have them.

September 18, 2004, 11:56 AM
They are Factory installed on the Model 34-35 series and all the .357 Sig caliber pistols have them. I bought a 33 and it had the regular slide stop.

September 18, 2004, 12:51 PM
OK, the newer .357 Sig pistols have them.

September 18, 2004, 02:34 PM has very clear instructions for the trigger connectors looks like you only need up to step 5.It's not that hard.

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