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TEAR DROP EXTENDED MAGAZINE RELEASE
$34.95


I loved this until today. The only issue was that you can anciently drop your mag because this

sticks out so far but that is mainly a training issue that can be dealt with.

Today my G26 dropped to the floor on the mag release button and when I picked it up found that I had a paperweight

as the mag release was not retaining the mag any longer. If I were in a gun fight this would have killed me.

I soon discovered that the issue was poor design/poor materials.
When you stick a release this far out you also can put tremendous forces on the release plastic via the straight spring in the handle.
The only way I can see to fix the problem would be to make the release out of metal or a better plastic. The stock

Glock part is substandard for this application.

Something has to be done as this really could get you killed.


Here is a photo of a stock release and also the destroyed one where the spring ripper through the plastic into the middle channel:

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What aggravated me even more was the response from the Glock Store.
They did not seem concerned at all that their product was poorly engineered and failed on me

in a very major way. Their only concern was that the crappy 30 day warranty had expired.
For what this costs to manufacture compared to what they well if for it definitely should have a lifetime warranty.


The fact that this could get you killed and that they are only concerned with having to send me out a new one says a lot

for the type of company that the Glock Store is.

If anyone has a suggestion for a new Glock parts supplier stemming from exceptional customer service, please let me know about that company

and your experiences.

Thanks
Joe in Seymour MO
 

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I avoid all things Glock Store,it makes for a more harmonious outcome.
 

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Thank you for confirming my ever lowering opinion of them SJ40. I wish I had known about that place before now.
Who do you like to use for Glock parts?. I get some stuff at MidwayUSA but they sometimes don't have everything that I want.
 

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If you want an extended mag release in a small frame Glock, just use the OEM G21 mag button. It is what comes with the G34/G35/G17L and G24. Sticks out about 2.4mm.

The part you got is an OEM Glock part with the shoe attached.
Magazine Release, Gen 1-3, 9/40/357/45 GAP
Mfr Part: 287

This is the OEM extended.
Extended Magazine Release, Gen 1-3, 9/40/357 Sig
Mfr Part: 1981
 

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OP, what tool did you use to release the magazine catch (wire spring) from the magazine release?
 

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OP, what tool did you use to release the magazine catch (wire spring) from the magazine release?
That is a good question. It took me a longer time both because I could not find the YouTube that showed a
good efficient technique to do so and the fact that the spring was not in the normal slot but rather the middle slot that is on the bottom
if you have the release on the left side of the gun.

(If you set it up for a shouth paw shooter the pin may not rip through the plastic as easily.)

I thought I was going to either dislodge the spring or permanent bend it because there was no slot for the spring to come out of.
I used a combination of a straight jewelers screw driver and a dental pick from a set that I got on Amazon.

I usually can get the release out in about 60 seconds but because the spring as not in it's normal slot I spend about an hour trying to think it through
and to not destroy the spring, even though I did have a spare.

FWIW the plastic mag release is stock Glock with 2 threaded holes added on the end of it to hold the metal release pad in place.
Apparently the stock Glock plastic is not designed for the additional stress's that it underwent in this application.

I would love to find a similar product from another vendor. The Glock Store has left a very bad taste in my mouth and I hate doing business with
any company that is in Communist Commi-Fornia..... we should not be feeding the beast if we can help it.
 

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Problem with metal releases is they will wear out the slot in the mag. Just use a G21 part number 1981 instead. It is extended in small frames.

Thanks.....I wish that would work for me. My hands are pretty small..... FWIW the Glock Store product uses an OEM glock release BUT when you put that big metal pad on it like they did
you need to take that into account.

Also the 1981 is for gen 3 and earlier.

I don' think I have ever been able to locate an OEM stock release for the gen 4 9mm's.

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Problem with metal releases is they will wear out the slot in the mag. Just use a G21 part number 1981 instead. It is extended in small frames.

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He’s got a G26, he’ll need a Gen4 catch.

As I posted to the same thread on other forums, I’ve moved away from extended mag catches after accidentally dropping mags.

Still have one on a competition gun. Not unusual to see people drop mags at competitions but those aren’t life and death which it seems is an important factor to the OP.
 
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Well actually in USPSA, you always drop a mag for a reload. It's so you don't have a standing reload.
 

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He’s got a G26, he’ll need a Gen4 catch.

As I posted to the same thread on other forums, I’ve moved away from extended mag catches after accidentally dropping mags.

Still have one on a competition gun. Not unusual to see people drop mags at competitions but those aren’t life and death which it seems is an important factor to the OP.
Thanks for the info. If I end up dropping mags in training it's pretty easy to go back to the OEM part.
So far I have only dropped a mag once and that was early on.
 

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Thank you for confirming my ever lowering opinion of them SJ40. I wish I had known about that place before now.
Who do you like to use for Glock parts?. I get some stuff at MidwayUSA but they sometimes don't have everything that I want.
I’ve read a lot of complaints about the Glockstore. I’ve only made one purchase from them in the past (a foam case insert) and there were no problems, but since it wasn’t an actual gun part, it wasn’t much of a test as to the quality of their products. The vast majority of the stuff they sell are things I would never need or want anyway.
 
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