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Other than Wilson's Bullet Proof slide stop, is there anyone out there that makes a slide stop that already has the detent machined for slide stop match up with the plunger tube nipple? The slide stop on my .45 bounces at times and causes the slide to stop when the magazine still has rounds. Possible weak plunger tube spring?
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It's possible that the plunger tube assy spring is weak. I'm not 100% sure, but I think Ed Brown's "Hardcore" slide stop has the indent.

Regardless, it relatively simple to put a dimple in your existing stop yourself, if you are so inclined. If you're not, your local machine shop will probably do it in 30 seconds for free.
 

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Shane, you were absolutely right. The plunger spring was kinked. Apparently, someone kinked the spring during assembly resulting in very little spring tension. It was even difficult to remove the plunger spring assembly due to the kink. I replaced the parts and we're up and running. No detent is needed.
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Originally posted by SamColtFan:
It was even difficult to remove the plunger spring assembly due to the kink.
Glad you're up and runnin' Sam. The reason for the kink being there is actually for the reason you mentioned, above. It is to prevent the spring from sailing across the room when you remove the thumb safety. The kink does not necessarily mean the spring is bad, however. The kink is not needed if you are careful removing the safety.
 

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Hi Guys

In defence of the design, the slide sands shock buff travels far enough to the rear that when the slide hits back ( which is the most likely time it will bounce up). The cut out is beyond the window where the slide stop can lock the slide back, effectivly blockin it. Some slide stops on the top front are smaller and will lock up with the slide back. On Some guns if you take the buff out they work as intended. The detent shane discribes will fix this, but it is a ballncing act.

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Originally posted by shane45-1911:
Glad you're up and runnin' Sam. The reason for the kink being there is actually for the reason you mentioned, above. It is to prevent the spring from sailing across the room when you remove the thumb safety. The kink does not necessarily mean the spring is bad, however. The kink is not needed if you are careful removing the safety.


Hi Shane. With the kink in the center of the spring, there was virtually no forward spring tension on the slide release or aft pressure on the thumb safety. Replaced the spring assy with a Wilson assy and left the spring straight. Works like a champ.
Thanks Again,
Sam
 
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