Extended slide stop for M&P?


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Skribs
January 12, 2013, 04:57 PM
I know this has been asked before, but I also know new aftermarket parts come out in the industry every day. I don't see one in searches online, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Does anyone make an extended slide stop for the M&P? The low profile stop is kinda hard for me to hit, especially because I carry strong-eye and I'm cross-eye dominant.

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9mmepiphany
January 12, 2013, 08:17 PM
Do you mean extended rearward?

I always thought the slidestop for the M&P was placed pretty well. I think there would have to be a lot of demand for one before you see an aftermarket one...it's as pretty complicated formed piece.

If you mean that you'd like it to protrude outward a bit more, I think some judicious work with some pliers might be your answer.

Before you start bending parts, consider this; Is this about the same relationship between your thumb and slide stop?

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/Gripping%20the%20gun/grip040.jpg

Although I seldom use it, I get enough purchase on the slide stop that I have to be careful of riding it when shooting and not allowing the slide to lock back on an empty mag

Skribs
January 12, 2013, 10:27 PM
Lol 9mm, I was half considering just PMing you since you always have good answers when my M&P is concerned. Ill have to check exactly when I get home. I was hoping for protruding out, I can barely get my thumb on it as it is and feel with a bit more of my thumb on it it would be easier.

Havok7416
January 12, 2013, 11:46 PM
I have the compact M&P9 with laser sight and being a left hand shooter I could definitely use something that sticks out (on the left side). As it is I can't hit the release without taking one hand off the gun and the right side is blocked by the laser.

Skribs
January 13, 2013, 12:29 AM
Oh and 9mm, I am not doing any DIY mods. Remember, I'm the guy that put the hole in my trigger. I would prefer an actual part.

9mmepiphany
January 13, 2013, 01:07 AM
As it is I can't hit the release without taking one hand off the gun and the right side is blocked by the laser.
Have you tried just bringing your strong thumb over to press on it?

Personally, I'd think it would be easier to come over the top of the slide and yank it to the rear

Skribs
January 13, 2013, 02:14 AM
My strong thumb can get it, but I still don't have much grip even with that. It also feels very spongy (kinda like the trigger did before the APEX kit). Of course, if I'm bringing a second hand over, I'll just slingshot it...and I may just use the slingshot method. However, I'd like the option to be able to use the slide stop.

It looks like your hand is a bit bigger than mine. I have pretty small hands. I have no problem keeping my hand off the slide stop when I don't want it there, so I don't think that would be an issue. I am using the smallest grip insert; this was originally for pocket carry (I've since moved to IWB).

9mmepiphany
January 13, 2013, 03:00 AM
My strong thumb can get it, but I still don't have much grip even with that. It also feels very spongy
It really doesn't take much purchase to get it to release when you've inserted a loaded magazine...there is spring pressure helping to push it down.

The spongy feel is the give in the stamped part. The engagement notch is on the left side of the gun, the pressure you are applying on the right side has to be transferred through the flex of the part to the other side

It looks like your hand is a bit bigger than mine...I am using the smallest grip insert
I'm using the largest, because I have skinny hands and I like how the swell fills the palm.

Skribs
January 13, 2013, 03:47 AM
I'll give it a few tries in the morning with a magazine in. It's a bit late to make loud scraping sounds with the slide. I will admit most times I try it are with magazine out. I think you're right about why it's spongy...

Sad thing is the ambi mag release is part of why I got this. Unfortunately the only company that makes a mag release I really like on a polymer frame, striker-fired pistol...has a magazine release I hate (Walther). I do like the M&P, but I'm wondering if maybe it's not quite the closest to my holy grail after all. Then again, maybe I'm just under grass-is-greener syndrome.

Havok7416
January 13, 2013, 11:42 AM
Have you tried just bringing your strong thumb over to press on it?

Personally, I'd think it would be easier to come over the top of the slide and yank it to the rear
The laser grips are the biggest of the three grips and I have relatively small hands so reaching the slide release is not possible without moving my shooting hand. I rely on the laser to a certain degree with my M&P which is why I don't remove it. When shooting without the laser I look across the top of my slide since it's intended use is point blank.

Skribs
January 13, 2013, 01:06 PM
It's even harder with a magazine in place. In order to get it to work I have to have a second hand gripping kind of forward and then it hurts my thumb to make it go down.

I do think that maybe back + protruding would help, now that I've given it another try.

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