Extended Mag Release Button Glock 43
Ratings & Reviews
Glock 43 - Great Product - Extended Mag Release Button
Installed the extended mag release on my Glock 43 yesterday. What a difference. Very little movement (if any) of your hand to release the magazine. This magazine release is a significant improvement over the original mag release on the Glock 43. It is much better than the Tango Down model. Buy it!!!
EXt mag release
by Ret. LE
Installed one of these today on my wife's G-43. I've carried Glocks on duty for many years, but I am no armorer. Yet, I was able to remove the original release and install this new one in a matter of minutes. With my wife's small hands, she is able to reach and manipulate this release much easier than the original. A definite confidence booster for her (and me). The fact that this is a precision made metal part as opposed to injection molded plastic is also a very big plus. Again, a very affordable upgrade in quality and function
Good news and dimensional issues
OK - I have this installed and my first impression is the button gives you a nice raised area to be able to eject a magazine easily. It also appears the manufacturing tolerances are just slightly different than the stock part. I noticed the button seemed to have some up and down slop once installed in my G43. I checked it with my digital caliper and this part is made 5-10 thousands thinner than the stock release button. This dimensional difference is true on both left and right hand end. So there are some problems. I'm not sure how this will work long term as it could leave the magazine 5-10 thousands below the factory position and this could impact feeding alignment.
by David A
I really like this extended release magazine. I appreciated the video. It was hard for me to install. I had to watch another video to get the ides more clearly. Take the flat head screwdriver and to pop the spring, TWIST the screwdriver. When i heard that more clearly the spring popped and the install went smoother. Still not super easy. End result is great though.
Thank you Glockstore.
Ext mag release
Great product. Much better than the one that came on my pistol.
Works, just loose.
Works and doesn't stick out to far. My only complaint and why I'm only giving it 4 stars is because it fits loosely in the slot and when testing it with out a mag it catches and feels like its grinding. I've put several mags through it and still no problems. Just dont like how loose it fits.
satisfied overall, even though size lacks
as others have stated, it does fit loosely, so there's a little bit of weeble wobble, but it doesn't seem to affect performance. the magazine is still captured and held snugly in place as it should be, so I'm not worried about it.
the only other thing I was worried about was the color matching (I ordered red) the pins, extended slide stop and slide lock as those parts are cerekoted and this piece is anodized, but I'm happy to report that it matches pretty well.
Loose ... and Tight
The "up and down" slight looseness is barely noticeable (but confirmed what other reviews cited). For me, the too "tight" was on the right side arm -- arm thickness catching top right edge of mag on insert. Standard tap easily gets it past the arm, but it sticks out a bit more than OEM part. Did not interfere with mag dropping. Removed the release button and filed bottom portion of right side (so as not to interfere with mag hold) just to bare metal, and beveled the leading edge a bit more. Much smoother mag insert now.
Suggest you test for this tolerance issue BEFORE reinserting the spring rod.
On the plus side it is a definite ease of release enhancement. Great purchase.