I received my Pistol Gear Extended Slide Stop this week. I decided to wait till this week end to write a range report so that I would have some time with it at the weekly steel shoot. So I spent a few hours shooting steel and doing reloads while shooting the Texas star and some poppers, and I was really impressed with how easy it was to release the slide without having to shift my gun as much as usual. The slide stop sticks out a bit farther back than the OEM version and this allows you to engage the slide stop and drop the slide without having to shift your grip as much as with the shorter OEM stop. Since the Pistol Gear slide stop also sticks out to the side a bit more it's also easier to engage and push down and seems to require a bit less effort to drop the slide. All the edges are rounded so there is nothing to snag on as you draw and nothing to dig into your thumb which is also nice. Another neat feature this slide stop has is how it sits higher up on the frame close to the slide, this comes in handy for those that keep engaging the slide lock while shooting. The slide stop has a thinner profile which allows your thumbs to sit under where the OEM slide stop would normally be without actually touching the new slide stop and accidentally locking the slide. The following pictures show the Pistol Gear slide stop at a side angle and one from the top. Notice how the side view shows a thin long slide stop and the top angle shows how it is wider allowing for an easier engagement by the thumb. Although it is thinner than the OEM stop it is in no way overly thin or weak. This picture shows the Pistol Gear slide stop next to the OEM slide stop. The thinner Pistol Gear stop is also longer extending further back. This picture shows how the longer Pistol Gear slide stop leaves more room for the thumbs and help eliminates the possibility of accidentally locking the slide halfway through a mag. All in all I really like the design and quality of the Pistol Gear slide stop and I highly recommend it. The Pistol Gear stop is a great mod and will improve your speed reloading. Installing it is a snap, it wont take you but a few minutes. I'm going to post an install guide ASAP.