A couple months ago I installed a Vickers Tactical Slide Stop by Tangodown on my Glock 26 everyday carry 9mm pistol. Being that the Glock 26 is so small for my hand I didn’t really need an extended slide release like I have on my Glock 22 RTF 2. The Vickers Tactical slide stop or “VTSS” is stamped from 4130 chrome moly steel and given a hard coat to prevent wear. I’ve used mine extensively for the past 2+ months and it has yet to show any wear, unlike the typical extended slide stops which wear after little use.
Glock’s placement of their slide stop on full sized pistols is a little forward of what makes it an effective and speedy slide release in my opinion (as decided by my thumb), but on the Glock 26 I was simply looking for something with a little more of a raised profile and positive texturing.
Depending on the situation, I employ both the slide stop/release and the slingshot method to release the slide into battery. When releasing the stop, the factory Glock release works well for concealment and preventing snags, but isn’t so friendly for quick deployment. The previous factory extended slide stops I’ve got experience with work well and still have a low profile, but I prefer the feel of the original.
Vickers Tactical slide stop combines the best of both worlds with a modified factory slide stop look, and a functional flare for quicker and more defined manipulation when speed and efficiency are your priorities. And at under $20 a pop, it’s an influential, simple and affordable modification you can make for your Glock.
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