Extended Slide Stop for Glock


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p4+riot
March 3, 2009, 06:23 PM
I'm thinking of buying the extended slide stop lever for my Glock 21.

http://glockmeister.com/product_info.php?products_id=207{14}127

Has anyone installed this? Do you like or dislike it?
Is it easy to install yourself or do I need a gunsmith?
Are there other aftermarket slide stops out there or
is this my only choice?

Thanks,

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Snarlingiron
March 3, 2009, 08:26 PM
Never use it. Can't imagine why it matters.

p4+riot
March 3, 2009, 08:30 PM
It only matters because I'm a lefty and have trouble
locking the slide open with my index finger.

TRGRHPY
March 3, 2009, 08:33 PM
I installed one on mine. Easy to install. Much easier to operate especially when releasing the slide when wearing gloves (gets cold in CO sometimes). Nothing negative at all to say about it. The part is only a couple of bucks and since it's an easy install, if you don't like it you're not out anything.

23Glock
March 3, 2009, 09:05 PM
I think the Glock OEM is the only extended slide stop out there. It's cheap enough and easy enough to install - so I'd grab one and see if it works for you.

To install it, you need to push out the trigger pin (the large one), which can be very tough the first time you do it. It loosens up after that. Also, the trigger pin has indentations on it that catch on the slide stop when you're trying to push the pin out. Some people think it's just the pin being difficult and take to it with a mallet, but it's NOT - it's the slide stop getting caught up on the trigger pin indentations. If you wack it with a mallet you could damage the old slide stop.

http://www.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/staticpages/highres/482691.jpg
Trigger pin, showing indentations. Thanks for the nice image Midway.

Here's an armorer's trick for getting the trigger pin out:

Verify clear and field strip.
Hold the receiver in your left hand and bring your thumb up over the top and place it on the slide stop.
Rock the slide stop forwards and backwards (not up and down, but slide it against the receiver towards the front and back) with your thumb - you will notice there is play in it.
With an armorer's tool (or punch) in your right hand, push on the trigger pin while simultaneously rocking the slide stop back and forth. This will help prevent the trigger pin indentations from getting caught on the slide stop.
Continue to push on the pin until it pops out the other side. There are two indentations on the trigger pin, so continue to rock the slide stop until the pin is all the way out.
Once the pin is out, remove the slide stop.
Put the new slide stop in place with its spring UNDER the locking block pin.
Look through the hole in the receiver where the trigger pin goes and make sure the slide stop is aligned with the hole.
Push the trigger pin back in, while rocking the slide stop back and forth again.
Once in, verify the slide stop was installed correctly by operating it: pushing UP on it and letting go - It should snap back into position.

Wonder9
March 3, 2009, 10:08 PM
I had extended slide stops installed on 2 of my glocks. They're great.
I can't help you with installs... I had the shop do it for me right when I bought them along with Tru Glo night sites.

David E
March 3, 2009, 10:38 PM
I install that particular slide stop on EVERY Glock I own.

It's the one to get.

possum
March 5, 2009, 02:40 AM
i don't use a slide stop for releasing the slide so it really dosen't matter how long/ extended/ tactical it is. i don't like extended anything on my guns.

David E
March 5, 2009, 02:48 AM
The extended slide stop allows you to chamber a round faster when reloading from slidelock, at least, it does for a right hander.

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distra
March 5, 2009, 06:14 AM
I've put on all my Glock. I've also put extended mag releases on my 21 and 17. They didn't work too well on my 19 or 36, kept dropping the mag while the gun was holstered.

possum
March 5, 2009, 04:27 PM
The extended slide stop allows you to chamber a round faster when reloading from slidelock, at least, it does for a right hander.
i manually release the slide when reloading form slide lock.

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