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Glock 34 Gen 5 Extended Mag release


Makicjf
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Howdy,

               Making a transition from revo to square guns.  I discovered two things at a match yesterday, one I can fix and one I need gear advice on. Issue #1: the 1.150 nominal oal of the 165 grain bullets I had left from my revolver can vary enough from range brass to range brass to bind a mag or keep the slide from going into battery ( at least 6 ammo related issues yesterday).  The charge is low enough I should be able to seat the "long" rounds below 1.150 and fix my ammo errors. 

The second issue was the mag release.  It is a little mushy, but after the beep, I learned it can be challenging to push it in all the way...  I'm looking for an extended mag release that is a bit proud of the grip, but not so big my largish hands inadvertently drop the mag.  Any suggestions?

    I also had a thought/question.  On the MOS Gen 5,  is there any reason I can't remove the milled section of the slide and not install a plate and optic?  Would this simply lighten the slide a bit and reduce reciprocating mass?  I've already got the heavy mag well and guider rod installed, and have a holster ordered that will allow me to run a Streamlight frame "weight" (blinded flashlight).  Would removing the MOS plate lighten the slide and not cause other issues.  The pistol is being shot in Limited.

Jason

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1. Yeah, definitely bump the OAL down a bit to run in Glock mags, especially if you're running any sort of extension. 

 

2. I was running a large-frame extended mag release on mine, and it led to exactly the problem you're mentioning so don't do that. I eventually settled on just the Glock OEM extended mag release for small-frame guns. It's a tad proud, and only requires me to slightly break my grip to give it a positive push. 

 

3. Nope, you can run without the plate without any trouble. It's not going to remove a lot of weight, but it will reduce it some. 

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Both the Dawson and Arredondo extensions bound with the longer loads.  I reset my seating die this morning to a length that allowed 40 checked rounds to feed.  The only downside is I need to re-seat about 700 rounds.  ( the price for not checking oal more completely).   I'll look into the Glock release.

Thanks!

Jason

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Hello: If you reload to 1.140" OAL you will not have any issues with any bullet profile I have tried. I don't think you will need the flashlight weight with a Glock 34 to reduce muzzle flip. You may want to try some 147's as well. Since you are a revolver guy the Glock will be easier for you to shoot. Thanks, Eric

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The only " shooting" issue I have is I'll sometimes break a shot ahead of the sight aligning.  Revo triggers stroke and sights align in time with the trigger stroke.  Strikers don't stroke, they break.  At speed I noticed the difference, though I shot 80 % A's yesterday. That is less than Revo, but not awful for the first match with a Glock

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