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I purchased a new slide stop for my commander since the last one broke the last time I was at the range. I got it in today and installed it and the pressure required to release the slide is unreal with the new stop. It is easily three times as difficult to do so now. Any ideas?
 

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Thorsen said:
I purchased a new slide stop for my commander since the last one broke the last time I was at the range. I got it in today and installed it and the pressure required to release the slide is unreal with the new stop. It is easily three times as difficult to do so now. Any ideas?
Push three times as hard. :)

Does it do okay with the slingshot/over the top method?
 

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legacy38 said:
Does it do okay with the slingshot/over the top method?
Huh? :-s
Instead of releasing the slide with the slide stop, pull slightly back on the slide (as if pulling back a slingshot) and let it go. It should close on a loaded mag. A better variation is to reach over the top of the slide with your support hand with the thumb pointing back at your body and pulling back and releasing the slide. Many instructors teach this method as it is a gross motor skill and isn't a fine motor skill as is pressing the slide stop.
 

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legacy38 said:
Instead of releasing the slide with the slide stop, pull slightly back on the slide (as if pulling back a slingshot) and let it go. It should close on a loaded mag. A better variation is to reach over the top of the slide with your support hand with the thumb pointing back at your body and pulling back and releasing the slide. Many instructors teach this method as it is a gross motor skill and isn't a fine motor skill as is pressing the slide stop.
Gothca. Tried it that way and it works, but I am just so used to the one handed method the way you described feels uncomfortable to me. I think I am going to take it to a gunsmith and have him take a look at it and see if machining the part can make it work better for me. Either that or look into buying yet another part from a different manufacturer.
 

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Thorsen said:
legacy38 said:
Instead of releasing the slide with the slide stop, pull slightly back on the slide (as if pulling back a slingshot) and let it go. It should close on a loaded mag. A better variation is to reach over the top of the slide with your support hand with the thumb pointing back at your body and pulling back and releasing the slide. Many instructors teach this method as it is a gross motor skill and isn't a fine motor skill as is pressing the slide stop.
Gothca. Tried it that way and it works, but I am just so used to the one handed method the way you described feels uncomfortable to me. I think I am going to take it to a gunsmith and have him take a look at it and see if machining the part can make it work better for me. Either that or look into buying yet another part from a different manufacturer.
practice :wink:
 

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It will loosen up with time.
 

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Can you tell if it is just a tense spring causing all of the resistance? If so, then do you have the spring from your broken slide stop? If so, then switch the springs.
 

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Spring??????

ahlongslide said:
Can you tell if it is just a tense spring causing all of the resistance? If so, then do you have the spring from your broken slide stop? If so, then switch the springs.
If the slide stop is on a 1911 there is no spring. It is a static motion.
I don't know about other styles. :shock:
 

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Re: Spring??????

tj2000 said:
ahlongslide said:
Can you tell if it is just a tense spring causing all of the resistance? If so, then do you have the spring from your broken slide stop? If so, then switch the springs.
If the slide stop is on a 1911 there is no spring. It is a static motion.
I don't know about other styles. :shock:
Never mind then. :D

What about rounding the edge of the metal where the slide stop contacts the slide?
 

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AV8R said:
I always though hitting the slide release was a no-no. Possibly not enough energy to chamber a round completely.

Is that true for all 1911s as well as plastic guns?
Never heard of this before. I always use the slide release on my 1911.

Otherwise...what's the point of it? :?:
 

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AV8R said:
I always though hitting the slide release was a no-no. Possibly not enough energy to chamber a round completely.

Is that true for all 1911s as well as plastic guns?
Never heard of this before. I always use the slide release on my 1911.

Otherwise...what's the point of it? :?:
It's point is to stop your slide... not release it, but it can be used for that... I prefer using the slide stop over the sling shot method... I just hope I never have to reload while under stress.
 

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asbrand said:
Never heard of this before. I always use the slide release on my 1911.

Otherwise...what's the point of it? :?:
Its an unloaded chamber indicator.

It should load from slide release but the slingshot just gives it a little more energy.
 
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