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Old November 5th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #1
 
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Extended slide locl/release

Just picked up my new LCP. I'm having a problem with the little button to lock the slide back. Looking for information on an extended lever for a guy with big fat fingers.



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Old November 5th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #2
 
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Exactly what is the problem? If you are trying to use the slide lock lever to chamber the first round in a magazine you shouldn't be. You should pull the slide back and 'sling shot' forward by releasing it. Using the slide lock to release the bolt is not recommended and will prematurely wear out the part. If I'm way off, please explain further what the issue is...
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Exactly what is the problem? If you are trying to use the slide lock lever to chamber the first round in a magazine you shouldn't be. You should pull the slide back and 'sling shot' forward by releasing it. Using the slide lock to release the bolt is not recommended and will prematurely wear out the part. If I'm way off, please explain further what the issue is...
There are many reasons to lock the slide back on an LCP. For instance:

Some range's safety rules require that all semi autos on the firing line have the slide locked back during times where people are downrange.....
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StrutStopper,

The problem is my fat fingers and the tiny button/lever.
I guess I want to lock it open is so I can admire the gun with it open.

Your remarks make me wonder why Ruger put the slide lock on the gun.

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Sorry. Agree there are good reasons to lock the slide back. My original comments were because many people try to use the slide lock to release the slide to chamber a round when it is already locked back. To the OP, I'm not aware of an after market extended slide lock lever.
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