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I am considering an extended slide release for my Springfield MilSpec. I have small hands and would like to be able to relese the slide with my firing hand thumb. Who makes a good one that will match up fine? I have the Brownells catalog, by the way.

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I wouldn't. I don't. I took mine off and so have most of the people I know who have tried them. They are prone to engaging before the mag is empty either by being bumped on the support hand or by recoil. A deep enough detent to prevent it may be too deep to let it engage at all. Learn to depress the standard stop with your left thumb.
 

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That sounds like good advice to me. Well, that settles that---if it ain't broke, I ain't gonna fix it!

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I agree with the other guys, dont do it.
If you think you dont want to have yor 1911 turned in your firing hand, well guess what it already is when you release the magazine.

Just insert a fresh mag and guess what your pistol is alread turned in the hand from depressing the mag button, so hit the standard slide release and waaalaaa.
 

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I find myself using my left hand to hit the slide release most the time. I would let it go.
 

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Extended slide stops can interfere with holster fit, are more prone to locking the piece open prematurely, and mark the person who has one as having just recently fallen from the turnip truck.

The slide stop is properly tripped with the left thumb after inserting a magazine.

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FWIW, some like em and some don't. I have two Governments and one 1991 Compact and have extended slide stops on all three. Haven't had a problem with any. Wilson makes two different styles, one has a narrow pedal and the other is wide. Have tried them both and prefer the narrow style because it doesn't cause a holster fit problem. Advantage? Not much except a friend of mine had a loose plunger tube and the extended stop kept it in place. I do like the fact that I can drop the slide on a fresh magazine one handed. Its kind of like having a FLGR-I don't see any particular advantage to it, but it hasn't hurt anything except to make teardowns a bit different. Something to watch-if you use a high thumb hold, you may bump the slide stop in recoil and lock back prematurely. I use Pach wraparound Signature grips with a thumb rest on both sides, so my thumb is about even with the top grip screw.

[This message has been edited by dnancarr (edited 08-11-2001).]
 
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