Does Glock make an extended slide lock?

Available at – search item #GESL01. We now offer an extended slide lock that will aid in field stripping your Glock. This custom, stainless steel part is 3mm longer than the original slide lock making it much easier to release the slide.

What is an extended slide release?

Extended Slide Stop Lever (also known as the “slide release”)—This piece is available for all Glock handguns, including the Gen4 and Gen5 Glocks, and makes a huge difference in the operation. One uses the Slide Stop Lever to release the slide when it locks back after the last shot is fired from your magazine.

What does an extended slide stop do?

This is a factory Glock extended slide stop lever with a larger surface area that allows the shooter to maintain a better grip when releasing the slide at increased speeds.

Should you use slide release?

In summary, mechanically there is reason not to use the slide stop to release the slide especially when the manufacturer suggests not to use it in that manner. The effect on training certainly supports not to use the slide stop to release the slide.

What does the slide lock do on a Glock?

A slide stop, sometimes referred to as a slide lock or slide release, on a semi-automatic handgun is a function that visually indicates when a handgun has expended all loaded ammunition and facilitates faster reloading by pulling back the slide or depressing the slide lock to advance the first round of a new magazine.

Does Glock have a slide release?

The GLOCK Ambidextrous slide stop lever makes it easier for gun owners to quickly, safely and comfortably manipulate the slide whether they are left-handed or right-handed.

How does Glock slide release work?

Slide stop in its “up” position, locking the slide of this Glock pistol in its “back” position. Pressing down the switch releases the slide to spring forward. Slide stop (with mechanism exposed, larger circle) and corresponding notch in slide, which catches the slide stop.

Should you use slide stop to release slide?

It’s a Stop, Not a Release This will disengage the slide stop, and as the slide goes forward, it will chamber a cartridge from the new and fully loaded magazine you’ve just inserted. Instructors who advocate using the slide stop as a slide release argue that it’s faster.

Is it OK to store a Glock with the slide open?

NO !!!! DO NOT STORE ANY SEMI AUTO WITH THE SLIDE BACK PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!! You should not also keep all of your magazines left fully loaded. Springs can and do take a set and they also weaken, negative pressure on magazine feed lips is also not good.

Is it OK to dry fire Glock?

It’s ok to dry fire your GLOCK pistol, but we recommend using a snap cap or dummy round if you will be dry firing for a long period of time.