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Remedy for loos-fitting Slide stop on an STi frame

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by valor1, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. valor1

    valor1 Member

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    I got a new slide stop from Dawson Precision which I want to install on my STi Edge. The problem is, it is too loose that if you tilt the gun to the side, it will definitely fall off. It is such a small item which doesn't justify sending it back. What will I do?
     
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    TILT!

    valor1 said:

    The problem is, it is too loose that if you tilt the gun to the side, it will definitely fall off


    :scrutiny: :confused:

    Howdy valor,

    Will it fall out/off with the pistol fully assembled? Or just when slipped in
    the frame? If it falls out when the gun is assembled and ready to roll, there's a bigger issue than just bein' loose....:scrutiny:

    Standin' by...

    Tuner
     
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    FWIW, I have two STI Trojans. I have pestered the guys at STI factory on variety of topics, and fitting a slide stop is one of them. I asked if I could buy an extended slide stop and just drop it in mine and he said their slide stops are actually fitted to the gun. I believe there are different diameter pins available for fitting down. You may want to call STI and ask them about it.

    FWIW: if the stop can fall out after the gun is assembled it probably means something is wrong in the spring tube assembly like the plunger on the muzzle-nearest end is jammed in and not springing out to push against the stop. You can bore a small detent indentation for that ball to snap into in the face of the stop to keep it from walking out, but it should not need it to stay in.
     
  4. valor1

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    oops, I forgot to make myself clear on this one. the slide stop will fall off only when the pistol is disassembled. Is this natural? thanks
     
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    ...yes
     
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    Howdy again valor1,


    If the stop is in the frame with the arm not touching the plunger...yep,
    it'll fall out.

    If the stop is installed the same way that it would be if the pistol is
    assembled, with the end of the stop under tension from the plunger...no.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
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    Thanks for the reply guys.
     
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