Anyone who has taken down a gun knows how difficult it can be to grasp the lock lever in order to accomplish this. The BASTION Extended Stainless Steel Slide Lock Lever effectively eliminates that problem, aiding in field stripping your Glock without affecting the gun’s performance.
Replacing the plastic factory part, this useful upgrade is compatible with Glock Models 17-41, generations 1-4 (with the exception of G36, G42 and G43). It’s expertly crafted using stainless steel construction to provide a lifetime of use, furnished in a silver color to add a sharp-looking contrast against the black finish of the gun.
Make sure the gun is safe to work on before installing this convenient replacement part. Remove the magazine and make sure there are no rounds in the chamber, then take the slide off. Using an armours tool or punch, gently press on the spring to release the lock lever and tilt the gun so the piece falls out. Depress the spring using the tool again, then easily slide the replacement lever into the gun and put the slide assembly back on.
After this quick install, you will notice a considerable difference when removing the slide. The low profile design is approximately flush with the pistol frame and doesn’t protrude beyond the width of the gun’s frame, still fitting all standard holsters without interference, while also reducing any wear and tear.
While stock slide lock levers are generally more difficult to grip, the extended length of this simple and useful upgrade allows you to have more to hold onto when you take apart your gun. Furthermore, the angled cut allows for maximum finger grip when field stripping, making it much easier to release the slide for disassembly and cleaning.