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PistolGear Slide Stop for XD Slim

PistolGear Slide Stop for XD Slim
Price: $44.99

Machined from stainless steel bar stock, this part will fit 9MM, 40SW and 45ACP models.

Note: Simple adjustment required when installing on MOD.2 models. Select "YES" if you would like us to email you the Adjustment Guide.

Part is Black (Cerakote)

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

WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

35 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

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A ‘must have’ accessory, for the XDs.

- 04th March 2019

I bought this for my wife, who has developed arthritis in her thumbs, and has become nearly unable to use her XDs 9mm. I installed it on her XDs and instantly knew that I wanted one, as well, even though I have no trouble operating my XDs .45ACP. You won’t have any idea, of how bad the stock slide release is, until you feel this one. It’s not a subtle difference, either. It really improves the gun and reduces the pressure needed to release the slide. It ads 1.5mm, to the width of the pistol, but doesn’t have the sharp edges, that the factory slide has. It’s also shaped and rounded, so that it won’t catch or drag, when pulling it from a holster. THIS is the slide release that Springfield SHOULD have put on this pistol. Don’t just take my word for it, look at the rest of the reviews. This single upgrade, will make you love your XDs, all over again.


- 02nd January 2019

Well designed and well made, this is a perfect addition for an XDS. Very easy to install. Should be on every XDS.

G@d Damn

- 18th June 2018

100 Stars

I wish I had found this earlier- if you have an xds its a must have.
Excellent addition- makes mag changes twice as quick, doesn’t interfere with any of my holsters. Perfect in every way.
To anyone that is thinking about it, Like I was, don’t hesitate just get it, change it and it is so easy to do (like the video shows). Improves the firearm 10 fold. Seriously, and I do mean SERIOUSLY DO IT. You will not believe how much better that slide stop improves the functionality of the firearm. I f****’n love it

Awesome Product

- 05th December 2017

My girlfriend was so excited when she finally was able to release the slide for the first time with this product. I will purchase for my other Springfield models. Don't understand why they didn't come like that from the beginning.

Great Modication

- 31st March 2017

This is among the first purchases I made when acquiring my second XDs. Great modification for both the 3.3 and 4.0. The color offerings Pistol Gear provides a bit a class to your XDs, whether you have a Cerakote finish, or not. Highly recommended for your EDC.

Easy Install

- 24th February 2017

Finally got one of these for my XDS 9mm. The install was even easier than I thought it would be. Great little upgrade. Easy on the thumb, for both setting the slide and releasing the slide.

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