How To Reduce Slide Stop Wear

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by BT380, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. BT380

    BT380 Well-Known Member

    From a Bersa warranty center. Very good info as I have heard of slide stops wearing out the notch on the slide and then will not hold the slide open anymore. Not sure if this is the correct area, If not please move.

    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  2. stanger1944

    stanger1944 Well-Known Member

    I have used the slide catch to close the slide but only once. It just stands to reason that if you do this it is metal rubbing against metal and friction is not your friend. I saw on another forum, I believe BT saw the same thing and while it should not have worn out as quickly as his did. Especially on the warranty replacement gun. The fellow should have learned something from the first gun ruined by misuse.

  3. snakedog

    snakedog Urban Spaceman

    Good advice for any auto. Kel-Tec's slide stops are very small and cannot be used to drop the slide. The slide stop on Walther P22's wear and get bent, as well as gouging the cast MIM slide.
  4. zekest

    zekest Active Member

    The funny thing is that Kahr dictates in the CW9 owners manual that releasing the slide stop is the ONLY way to chamber a round.
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    It's easier to just grab the slide and pull back a little bit more then release to slingshot it closed.