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Old 12-05-2019, 12:17 PM
gtmtnbiker98 gtmtnbiker98 is online now
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Valor and huge slide catch!

Am I the only one that has the occasional issue of your support hand activating the slide catch when firing, causing a premature slide lock with rounds still in the magazine? This happens to me when I get too aggressive with my grip and forget to lower my support hand.

The slide catch is way too wide on the Valors.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:13 PM
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not a DW but along the same lines. I have large hands and they hang up on everything



When I was getting my MCOP customized by SACS (way back in time), I was making contact with the Gen2 10-8 slide stop.

They allowed me to shape for clearance and they would clean it up for me when they did the mods. The current STI Staccato P comes with the same slide stop. You can see the reshaping of the paddle on my vs stock.





You might have to change yours out if its Duty Treated.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:15 PM
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Nope. I love the ledge on the Valor and I grip high and hard.
Wish Uncle Les' guns were built a little more to standard so I could drop a ledge style SS in.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:40 PM
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Ledge slide catch is becoming my nemesis when it comes to my grip.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:55 PM
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I love the ledge on the Valor/Guardian slide stops. They’re by far my favorite of any manufacturer.

DW will sell you a slim slide stop if you call them.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:09 PM
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I use a pretty aggressive thumbs forward grip and I don't have an issue. I prefer a more traditional looking stop, but I don't have a problem with the ledge.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:24 PM
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I love the DW ledge style slide stop lever. My support thumb sometimes gets rubbed by the bottom edge of the slide, but I have no issue with engaging the slide stop lever. I had an issue with the mag catch button, but an extra strength spring solved it.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:42 PM
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Am I the only one that has the occasional issue of your support hand activating the slide catch when firing, causing a premature slide lock with rounds still in the magazine? This happens to me when I get too aggressive with my grip and forget to lower my support hand.

The slide catch is way too wide on the Valors.
I have an issue on the opposite side of the gun. Am a left handed shooter and the thumb of my support hand falls right on the pin of the slide stop. So I always make sure any 1911 I shoot has a recessed slide stop pin and chamfered frame.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:23 PM
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100% similar issue! I change mine out to ECO slide stops. My problem is that my support thumb depresses the catch preventing the slide from locking OPEN. Big problem in IDPA, not so much in USPSA.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:23 PM
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I have an issue on the opposite side of the gun. Am a left handed shooter and the thumb of my support hand falls right on the pin of the slide stop. So I always make sure any 1911 I shoot has a recessed slide stop pin and chamfered frame.
I can see that. I also have a Vigil and a few other 1911ís, only issue is with my Valorís.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:28 PM
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Happens on my Silverback too. Same cure.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:20 AM
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I had that issue with my vbob. Swapped out the slide release and the thumb safety for ed brown units that kept the same style of the DW units but were much better suited for a carry gun
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:16 AM
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My PM9 had that same large slide release ledge. I didn't activate it when shooting, but I rubbed against it and it was annoying. I bought a smaller slide release from DW and in addition to having a smaller ledge it was a little bigger in diameter and tightened up my lockup! Easy fix - all it takes is money.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:40 AM
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For this very reason and the opposite, where people contact that slide stop keeping it from locking back, we have traditional style slide stops in every caliber. Just give us a call. 607-336-1174 ext 1

They are not available on the webstore...Yet.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:48 AM
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Had the same issue, DW took care of me for a very, very reasonable price. Size M hands.
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