Originally Posted by VinceF
I picked up an extended slide stop/release from LWD which stated that it was made for the G36. I am willing to try and it in practice and if a problem presents itself then I will go back to the original.
I have never chaged the mag release or the slide stop/release so I will have to try and figure out how to do it. I was told that it was easy but I have found that what is easy for one may not be for the other.
As most other armorers will tell you, IF you try this yourself, and it is easy to do, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE GUN IS NOT LOADED
With that out of the way...
Remove the slide, Owners manual tells ya how to do that.
On the left side of the polymer frame there are two pins above the trigger. Using a punch or similar tool push out the bottom, or bigger one. BUT NOT ALL THE WAY. Push from left to right about half way. This will release the slide catch. Pull it out, slide in the new one and slide the pin back in as you manipulate the release so the wholes line up and it compresses the spring.
With a Long small slotted screw driver, look up the mag well and depress the mag catch all the way in you will notice a spring that is holding the release. Using the screw driver, as you depress the mag release and move the spring, trap the spring in that compressed position and the get the blade of the screw driver UNDER the spring. Allow the release to slide back to its normal position WITHOUT the spring, At the same time manipulate the blade of the screw driver Under the spring, gently lifting it out of the slot, the mag release should slide right out. While you have the spring in that position, insert the new new extended release and engage the spring in the slot as before. Presto.