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Old 01-17-2013, 20:46   #1
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Range test after mods?

Im about ready to mod, for the first time, a glock 26 with an ext mag release and ext slide release



Do i really need to range test right after or should functionality be spot on as long as a mag drop test and a slide release test performs as it should?
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Old 01-17-2013, 20:49   #2
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for those mods, i wouldn't worry about it....as long as you can drop the mag without issue and the slide release catches/releases the slide...
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Old 01-17-2013, 20:53   #3
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that's what im thinking - but would hate to find out otherwise in a crucial moment.....but these seemed like simple mods that could be functionally tested right away



i just wanna tinker with the new parts tonight! but cannot get range time till SAT
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Old 01-17-2013, 21:18   #4
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Beware of the extended slide release. I have seen countless threads where the gun will fail to return to battery after the installation. It is caused by your grip on the gun engaging the slide release.

I seriously doubt you will have any problems, but I would ALWAYS shoot it to ensure functionality before I trust my life with it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 21:28   #5
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sometimes you just have to hear it from someone else - safer than sorry - thanks brian - ill hold off and mod at the range
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Old 01-17-2013, 21:30   #6
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Wise words from Stlbrian. I would function check a pistol under actual firing conditions after the replacement of a slide stop lever (what y'all are calling the slide release). I presume you double checked that the slide stop lever spring is installed properly under the locking block pin.

Besides a thumb contacting a newly-installed extended slide stop lever during firing, an improperly installed slide stop lever is notorious for causing the slide to lock back early even though there are still cartridges in the mag.
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Old 01-17-2013, 21:32   #7
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I've had both mods on my 27 for over 10 years.

No problems what so ever and they certainly made their functions more easy for my fumble fingers.
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Old 01-17-2013, 22:25   #8
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Agree. Assuming correct re-assembly, the most common problem is the shooters thumb hitting the slide release at the wrong time.

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Wise words from Stlbrian. I would function check a pistol under actual firing conditions after the replacement of a slide stop lever (what y'all are calling the slide release). You double checked that the slide stop lever spring is installed properly under the locking block pin I presume.

Along with the thumb contacting a newly-installed extended slide stop lever during firing, an improperly installed slide stop lever is notorious for causing the slide to lock back early even though there are still cartridges in the mag.
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Old 01-17-2013, 22:30   #9
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This is just me but I would want to live fire the gun before placing it in CCW rotation.
You will most likely have 0 problems but on a CCW gun is not something I'm willing to chance. SJ 40
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:09   #10
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For carry or defensive use yes I would function test before placing into use.
Never can tell so check it out.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:23   #11
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When in doubt? Range Test

Better safe than sorry.
I function test almost any mod with live fire before I'll carry it.

Don't you really want any excuse to go to the range anyway? LOL
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:28   #12
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I'm an Armorer and won't shoot a freshly disassembled and cleaned Glock at a match without trying other live-fire first. For most, SD/HD is more critical than a match.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:39   #13
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As long as the parts are Glock, you're fine. But you do need to shoot the gun to see if the different controls cause you to do things you didn't intend to.
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Im about ready to mod, for the first time, a glock 26 with an ext mag release and ext slide release



Do i really need to range test right after or should functionality be spot on as long as a mag drop test and a slide release test performs as it should?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:01   #14
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I try and do any mod's at the range or right before heading there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:07   #15
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Any time you mod/ change/ replace a part of a firearm youshould fire the gun to test how it works and how you can handle the newchanges. For example, if you change the slide stop lever maybe your thumb couldinterfere with it and the slide would never get backward after the last roundand that’s something you want to know before a match or ever worst a defensive situation. IMHO after every mod a visit to the range is a priority.
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Any time you mod/ change/ replace a part of a firearm youshould fire the gun...
Insert "or disassemble and clean".
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:25   #17
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sounds good guys
i held of on the mods until tomorrow at the range
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:45   #18
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Insert "or disassemble and clean".
True that's why my EDC gets cleaned before going to the range and not after like my other range toys.
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