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    Trigger-Less Glock Field Stripping

    Some of us will say, "Why?" Others will likely say, "What took so long?"

    https://runnerarms.com/strikerout/

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    "Why?"

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    The stoutness demo amused me. My concern with that cover plate is would it slide down during firing and the stoutness demo did not address that possible issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farscott View Post
    The stoutness demo amused me. My concern with that cover plate is would it slide down during firing and the stoutness demo did not address that possible issue.
    I also wonder about this.

    I haven't seen the Mossberg pistol. How is that plate retained? And what's it made out of?

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    I'm personally on the "Why?" train as well, but I concurrently applaud the ingeniousness of the design, and the fact that it doesn't require any modifications other than the slide cover plate substitution.

    After 30+ years, I'd think we've moved passed the instinctive visceral horror of having to pull the trigger as a necessary prelude to field-stripping/disassembly thought, but for those unduly concerned, it offers an inexpensive alternative approach.

    Best, Jon

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    My concern would be the fact that the entire assembly appears to be 3D printed in nylon via a selective laser sintering process (judging by the photos they posted on the product page on Amazon). While the OEM part appears to be mostly polymer, it does contain a hardened steel insert that runs the full width of the slide cover plate -- and it's that steel part that maintains the integrity. I frequently remind people that the slide cover plate is literally the lynch pin that holds the entire slide assembly together.

    Regarding the slide cover plate on the Mossberg G43 clone, it is made of metal (I believe, I handled one for a bit at SHOT this year) and is retained the same way the Glock slide cover plate is retained -- via the channel spacer sleeve into a recess on the inner surface of the slide cover plate. The Mossberg pistol is interesting, (to me) in that it lacks a slide lock (not to be confused with the slide stop) and the slide cover plate performs that function by the lower edge of it contacting the rear of the frame/trigger mechanism housing when the slide returns to battery.

    FWIW, Strike Industries makes (and has for a year or two, IIRC) a Mossberg-style push-button slide cover plate to facilitate tool-less removal: https://www.strikeindustries.com/sho...for-glock.html

    ETA: just saw this on the Mossberg site:

    *NOTE: The patent-pending slide cover plate design is used under license from Strike Industries.
    It's really nice to see something like this licensed by a manufacturer and not just "stolen".
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    Maybe Iím just a curmudgeon, but Iíve always thought the ďneedĒ to be able to detail strip without pulling the trigger to be overstated. I mean, how hard is it to unload? Obviously this is a sticking point for some people.
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    I'm fond of saying, "If it's predictable, it's preventable." I'd call this is an answer without a question, but it eliminates human error. I won't buy one, but I can't say it's a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDuty View Post
    Maybe Iím just a curmudgeon, but Iíve always thought the ďneedĒ to be able to detail strip without pulling the trigger to be overstated. I mean, how hard is it to unload? Obviously this is a sticking point for some people.
    For pistol savvy folks it isn't a problem at all. With that said, even pistol savvy people can have a momentary lapse in attention, routine, thought process and/or be distracted for whatever reason.

    Seems somewhat odd to me that we accept the Glock for what it is. But many of the same people see the Serpa as a dangerous device. Blackhawk says it is a training issue...

    My agency teaches to load the 870 in "hot standby" which is chamber empty, mag tube full and action unlocked. This requires a pull of the trigger before the mag tube is loaded.

    How many NDs have we had over the years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDuty View Post
    Maybe Iím just a curmudgeon, but Iíve always thought the ďneedĒ to be able to detail strip without pulling the trigger to be overstated. I mean, how hard is it to unload? Obviously this is a sticking point for some people.
    Hard enough it played in to roughly 1/3 of accidental discharges causing injury or death in my county the year I tracked it.
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