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In my case i ccw a g36 one in the chamber six in the mag. The trick in to know how may rounds you have left. So i will fire six speed reload fire six speed reload. Never fire your last round till its your last round in your last mag. If you have to go through all that your in big trouble.......
 

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If your going to wait till you need to shoot your Glock and then "rack" it, your to late nothing will help you. Our last shot from the mag will hold the slide open incase you need more than 17 rounds.
I could not agree more.

Racking the slide will also get easier as you break the Glock in, so practice a lot and the spring will loosen up to the sweet spot.

I would not recommend modifications to your carry gun.
 

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OK, now what about the slide lock?

OK, now that's solved, how do you deal with the slide lock? Always takes several tries and some pain in the forefinger to field strip my glock.
 

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Extended Takedown Lever

OK, now that's solved, how do you deal with the slide lock? Always takes several tries and some pain in the forefinger to field strip my glock.

SlowBurn, try the extended takedown lever, by Lone Wolf Distributors, and others. You can get it at Amazon. The Glock Store has a well-made video on how to install it. Very easy. And very cheap.
 

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This sounds simplistic but it makes total sense. Carrying a firearm is a big responsibility. Responsible gun owners need to strengthen and train those muscles necessary to operate the firearm safely and efficiently. Breathing properly when operating a firearm is crucial to getting accurate shot placement. That requires exercise, training and practice.
 

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Slowburn, Please don't take what I'm about to ask as an insult. Maybe your answer will help us to understand the situation better and find the best possible answers for you.

May I ask how old you are and if you have any physical disabilities such as arthritis, etc.? I'm not ashamed to admit that I have eclipsed the half century mark and am beginning to suffer the affects of arthritis myself but so far it has not affected the operation of any of my firearms.
 

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ShotgunAngler said:
Slowburn

May I ask how old you are and if you have any physical disabilities such as arthritis, etc.?
63. No special physical disabilities, no problem racking the slide.

But trying to get my fingers on that *#%*!? little slide lock... had the same problem for 20 years and couple buddies with Glocks tell me same thing. I'll look at the videos and maybe get the gizmo.
 

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Sounds like you need an extended slide lock lever. It has a little bump on it like the one in the picture. I put one on all my Glocks.

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That is a slide STOP lever. They are talking about the slide lock lever.

I have a T.R. Graham Match Grade Slide Lock in my 21SF and 30SF because the .45s are wider and slide lock is hard to get hold of. The MGSL is a dream compared to the OEM slide lock.

Plus the lock up is alot tighter. Suppossed to increase accuracy, but I don't do bullseye shooting, so I don't notice.
 

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Is there an after-market part that can make the Glock 17 (Gen 3) slide a bit easier to rack? (The slide on my Sig P226, by comparison, is smooth as butter.) This is not only a comfort issue. It could also be a life-or-death issue, if someone were in a shootout, say, and needed to rack the slide, especially with sweat, blood, rain, seawater, or sand on the hands. Thanks for your help.
There is an aftermarket part that will help with racking the slide. Just kidding. there has been some good advice so far in your thread.
 

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Checking Amazon reviews looks like a lot of people are in my boat, and really like the extended slide locks.

Also seems like the T.R. Graham Match Grade Slide Lock is really an upgrade. Might as well go the little extra and try it if I can figure out how. Do you just call T.R. Graham on the phone to order?

EDIT - I DID just call and order the MGSL. Answers the phone himself. Seems like a very up front guy.
 

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I broke my neck and I have very weak hands now. I have caught my finger in my slide while trying to rack it. I had to sell my xd because I couldn't rack it. I just overhand the slide and push with one hand and pull the the other to rack my Glock 21. I sent it back to Glock and the rebuilt it and it is really hard now. New spring. I am not complaining, they(Glock) did an outstanding job on my old shooter. Just like new on the inside. <>< del
 

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del, you might want to check out the Sig P226--maybe the entire Sig line? I'm only familiar with the 226, but the slide rolls back as if on ball bearings. Might suit you better than Glock.
 

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Checking Amazon reviews looks like a lot of people are in my boat, and really like the extended slide locks.

Also seems like the T.R. Graham Match Grade Slide Lock is really an upgrade. Might as well go the little extra and try it if I can figure out how. Do you just call T.R. Graham on the phone to order?

EDIT - I DID just call and order the MGSL. Answers the phone himself. Seems like a very up front guy.
Good deal! People can just email him also.

This is the only upgrade I do, as these are carry pieces. I don't mess with triggers and leave the DA with an excuse to prosecute on negligent homicide( "trigger accidently going off") rather than self defense. Remember, the scumbag breaking into your house threatening you just got released by aforementioned DA. He can't look bad in the public eye, so you, the gun toting vigilante must pay to make society safer. IMHO:D
 

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Could always use a table and the rear sights lol, and as for the slide stop lever i highly recommend the extended slide lock lever for the large frame glocks, i personally haven't needed the extended for any other models
 

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Match Grade Slide Lock

Good deal! People can just email him also.

This is the only upgrade I do, as these are carry pieces.
He sent the Match Grade Slide Lock right out. Got it, installed it easily, works great. Almost imperceptible difference to the eye, but noticeably easier to use than the stock slide lock. My only upgrade ever.

Nice solid quality part so I feel good about the only non-stock item in that weapon. Wish I could say I'm more accurate, but the gun was already as accurate as it could be with me shooting it. Very satisfied with TR Graham. Thanks for the tips to solving my little issue.
 

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Update. I put some grip tape on my G17 gen3, and racking the slide is easier now. A simple solution.

Strangely, though, I went to a gunshop yesterday and handled the G21 gen3: racking THAT slide was downright easy. I was surprised, since I thought the recoil spring for a .45 would have to be much stronger than for a 9mm.
 

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IMHO Glocks are as easy to rack as they get.
Maybe for many people, but not so for an elderly female. I bought a Glock 17 for my wife and she has yet been able to rack it. I'm going to put it on the market and buy something else. It has never been fires.
 
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