those pesky, tiny take-down buttons/levers

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Owl1024, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Owl1024

    Owl1024 New Member

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    I wish Glock would change those *tiny* take-down levers/buttons. I have a really hard time with them on my Glock copy-cat Sigma. Is there some sort of trick or technique to taking down a Glock? I don't know what size hands I have, but could my fingers be too big to comfortably pull those two buttons and hold them down?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Owl, The Sigma is like the Glock in the take down.

    Triple check the firearm is empty.
    remove magazine
    dry fire
    pull the slide to the rear 1/8 of an inch (or just enough to be able to push the take-down levers).
    the slide assembly should slide off towards the front.

    reassembly is the simple.
    again, no mag
    align rails to slide
    push the slide to the rear as far as it goes
    gently, let slide come back to its natural resting position.
     

  3. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    They make an extended take down assy for the glock. Makes it easier to grasp.
     
  4. Owl1024

    Owl1024 New Member

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    Which models have the extended take-down levers?
     
  5. Owl1024

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  6. CPO15

    CPO15 New Member

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    I had three Glocks before I was taught this technique:

    Put downward pressure on the tabs THEN pull gently and slightly backward on the slide until the little tabs drop (really small distance, maybe 1/4" movement of the slide). When the tabs drop, push the slide forward and off.
     
  7. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Before I got all of mine, a buddy had a 26. And it would piss be off to no end, that he could do it so fast, and I couldn't figure it out.
     
  8. Owl1024

    Owl1024 New Member

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    Thanks, CPO15!
     
  9. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    I've practiced to where it's super fast. however holding the gun, fingering
    those tabs and manipulating the slide is still somewhat tricky. When i do it,
    the gun is practically pointing back at me. Good thing I triple-check it's empty.


    I use left hand to grab the gun and right-hand to work the slide:
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    Off topic:
    My brother-in-law helped fix my cheap tactical light, it's working fine but now
    the shotty already had a new light. We were looking for a gun to mount
    on. What do you think?

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  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I think that one should refrain from posting pics like that unless he is intentionally wanting flamed.
     
  11. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    Kalashnikitty approves! LOL