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Old 09-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #11
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In my 1911 language, we call that doohickey a "slide stop", not "slide release".


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Old 09-19-2011, 12:32 AM   #12
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In my 1911 language, we call that doohickey a "slide stop", not "slide release".
Thts wat i said....slide stop....lol, sorry its a habit
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:59 PM   #13
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Tht makes sense, i remember all my insructors saying tht the reason tht we train to re-engage with the slide is because it isnt good for the slide release but it also ensures tht the slide goes into battery properly
You will find that a lot from european gun makers. In europe the tendency is to charge the weapon by pulling the slide to the rear to release the catch. In america we use the slide stop to release because its faster than waiting that fraction to reposition your mag loading hand to pull the slide back.

Gunmakers tend to use soft metals in the stop so the slide notch wont wear out before the stop does.

I think its a non issue. If you wear one out just replace it. If the weapon wont go into battery using the stop and its a duty or sd weapon you need to pick a new gun brand that will.
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