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Posted: 12/29/2005 12:43:11 PM EDT
Does anybody have one of these on their Glock? Do they really help?

I handled a Glock for the first time last week and I would be sold if I can get a longer mag release.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:45:06 PM EDT
I have one that is not only extended, but the button is enlarged. I shoot a Glock 22 mostly and love it. I used to have to twist the gun in my hand to drop mags. Not anymore. MUCH quicker reloads in USPSA.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:48:01 PM EDT
Here is the extended Mag release and slide lock installed on my 23 ... This is the factory extended ...

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:50:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 12:51:27 PM EDT by Strazz]
I like the one on my G34. I hit the edges with some ~300 grit sandpaper to get rid of the sharp front edge and points. It feels much better than before..
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:54:51 PM EDT
Man I can't believe the quick replies.

Thanks guys! The Glock is a gorgeous handgun, and like Dusty_C said I also have to twist my hand to release the mag.

I feel good that with an extended mag release a Glock will be the right choice.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:47:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Idaho2006:
I also have to twist my hand to release the mag.




I believe that was in the design as to not accidentally hit the mag catch at a bad time. If you like the extended mag catch then go for it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 2:32:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:51:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Strazz:
I like the one on my G34. I hit the edges with some ~300 grit sandpaper to get rid of the sharp front edge and points. It feels much better than before..



Big +1. I have a 35 and before I did this, it was painful to push the mag release. I rounded the corners gently with a file and smoothed the serrations slightly. Much, much happier.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:53:05 PM EDT
I have aG35 with extended slide release adn mag release I dont like either one but I dont have a problem reaching standard mag release on the G21
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:38:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Idaho2006:
...... it would be sold if I can get a longer mag release.



What model?

Where in ID?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:56:21 AM EDT
The extended mag releases are great for IDPA or other competition. However, I have had some problems with inadvertent engagement of the mag release when the gun is accidently pressed against a holster. Not a good thing at all. You think your mag is seated and it is not. IMHO I would avoid one for a carry gun.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:36:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PRESIDIO:
The extended mag releases are great for IDPA or other competition. However, I have had some problems with inadvertent engagement of the mag release when the gun is accidently pressed against a holster. Not a good thing at all. You think your mag is seated and it is not. IMHO I would avoid one for a carry gun.

I carved out a hole in my carry holster. I've even done drop tests to see it I can press it. It's not going anywhere. but then again, not to many people wanna carve on a holster, much less a Glock, and I've done both
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