Categories : Firearms
Will the Extended slide lock designed for Gen 1 through Gen 4 fit in the new Glock Gen 5?
This question has been asked many times if a slide lock release made for Glock Gen1 through 4 fit the Gen 5. This extended slide release currently designed for the Gen 1 through Gen 4 does actually fit the Gen 5 . The Gen5 uses a coil spring underneath the extended slide release instead of the leaf spring with the old generation. If you were to insert this extended slide release lever into a Gen5 pistol you will not be able to remove it without damaging the coil spring underneath it.
The new Gen 5 slide lock is designed with the notches beveled so that the coil spring doesn't get hung up on the notches edge. See the picture.
We will have an extended slide release lever specially designed for the Gen5 in a couple of month.