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Hi there,

I didn't quite know where to post this. If it's in the wrong area, please excuse me.
Do extended slide stops interfere with the 1911 being carried in custom hand boned leather holsters?
Also, do they interfere with the 1911 being carried in kydex?
Specifically, the Kings extended slide stop.

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Dave
 

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I do not have an extended slide stop, but my standard slide stop does not seem as though it would interfere with a holster if it were an open top. Thumb breaks may be a different story altogether. I don't carry them.

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Suggest you just get rid of the extended slide stop. Manual of Arms from slide lock is to use the weak hand thumb (assuming uor are right handed) and swipe the John Browning version off. Less to get in the way and cause other problems too VS extended also.

Just my humble opinion.

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Originally posted by shootist87122:
Suggest you just get rid of the extended slide stop. Manual of Arms from slide lock is to use the weak hand thumb (assuming uor are right handed) and swipe the John Browning version off. Less to get in the way and cause other problems too VS extended also.

Just my humble opinion.

Extended slide stops are one of those things that appear to be a god idea until you acutally have to use the things. They do interfer with quality hand bone or moulded holsters. The added wieght on the back of the extended slide stop can and often does cause it to bounce up and engage under recoil. This is a very bad thing in a gunfight. God gave you a left thumb to release the slide stop. Better to use technique than gadgets. You might have to use an unfamily piece with out all the bells and whistles sometime. Better to be well versed in the technique than to rely on add-ons. I have taught CCW for over 6yrs and have seen these malufunctions over and over again.
 
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