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PistolGear Slide Stop for XD Slim

PistolGear Slide Stop for XD Slim
Price: $39.99

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Machined from stainless steel bar stock, this part will fit both 9MM and 45ACP models and is available in black, silver and a few other color option.

Over a period of eight months, the team at PistolGear has gone through several design iterations for this part. The PistolGear XD Slim Slide Stop takes the best of each of those tried designs and consolidated them into one design for the sake of maximum form, function, simplicity and safety. It is our hope and intent that you will appreciate this part as much as we do.

While considering this part for your XD-S, we suggest you review the following points:

  • Form. The XD-S is a "carry" gun for the purpose of personal defense. For this reason, when using a proper thumbs-forward grip, the paddle design of PistolGear Slide Stop offers the thumb of your strong hand* a place to rest - think of it like the safety on a 1911. The downward pressure from your thumb helps to reduce felt recoil and muzzle flip during live fire. A need for those who like the power of 45ACP but don’t like the abuse doled out by this load when combined with the XD Slim’s small frame. Please note that if your thumb does ride the paddle during live fire, there is a good chance that your slide will not lock back after the last round if fired since you will be holding the slide stop down.
  • Function. The XD Slim, because of its short barrel length, has a very heavy recoil assembly which ensures that the slide goes into battery during live fire. However, because the gun is sprung so heavy, using the stock slide stop takes a great deal of force to release because the amount of forward pressure on the slide stop. For many XD-S owners, it is a difficult and sometimes painful feat to press the stock slide stop down in order to release the slide. The PistolGear XD Slim Slide Stop was designed to give all XD Slim owners a means of dropping the slide with as little effort as possible. The length, width and shape of the paddle puts the downward pressure in the correct location. Our testing shows that the effort required to drop the slide is significantly less than the stock slide stop and even those who lack dexterity and strength will find that dropping the slide using the PistolGear XD-S Slide Stop will be both easier and less painful.
  • Safety. Because the XD Slim is a small-frame pistol, we wanted our design to help keep your hand away from the muzzle at all times. Hand-cycling the slide on small pistols, typically done with a reverse-overhand movement, while under stress increases the chance of personal injury. One may pass their hand in front of the muzzle while racking the slide, while at the same time inadvertently pulling the trigger. Stress makes the body do crazy things. Think it can’t happen? Think again. By releasing the slide with the use of the slide stop ensures that your support hand is away from the muzzle - where it should be - while charging the pistol with a new round.
  • Simplicity. Sure, the PistolGear Slide Stop is simple to use and operate. The PistolGear Slide Stop is also easy to install. Please see the below video for some direction.

* comment assumes you are right handed.

XD-S is a registered trademark of Springfield Armory

12 Product Reviews - Average rating 4.9 / 5 (Show All)

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Luis - 03rd November 2014

Can't believe what happened to me!!
After ordering one color slide stop, I changed my mind, they went completely out of the box and changed it for me, no questions ask, great customer service!!!!

I received it today and took me about a minute to change it from the factory one. Feels and looks great!!! I'm a left handed, and this helps me a lot!! Great product, great customer service!! Thanks.

xds-45 slide stop

mike t - 23rd October 2014

Absolutely a must have. Now the slide releases easier and faster, especially for left handers. Installation is easy.Customer service is excellent. At first I was a little hesitant about internet ordering from a company that does not list a phone number but email response is quick and accurate. Received the product 48 hrs after placing the order and I live on the east coast. Good job pistolgear

XDS Slide stop

B Wagner - 10th October 2014

i have a weak thumb and could not lock the slide back without inserting a magazine. install was 4 minutes and it cured the lock back problem. also releases the slide easily. this is a must have product!

Problem Solved

Hal F. - 10th October 2014

I am left handed and normally release the slide with my left index finger while gripping the pistol in my left hand. While not impossible with the factory slide stop, this part makes it much easier and more efficient. Next best thing to a truly ambidextrous setup.

Perfect, simple upgrade for the XDS

K Burrice - 17th April 2014

This product is exactly as advertised. Just as on the video, it took about 1 minute to remove the original slide stop and add this version. Dropping the slide is now easier than my XDM or even my Sig P226. I can even do it holding my XDS in my left hand and using the inside of my index finger. A MUST buy for XDS owners.

XDS .45 extended slide stop

Travis gilliam - 31st March 2014

Great product, ive got really big hands, so this was a must have for my xds. Extremely easy to install, and works great as advertised. Ordered and had my part in less than a week! Thanks pistol gear!!!

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