Tango Down Adds Glock 43 Slide Racker To Vickers Tactical Line

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Sometimes in a self-defense situation, your hands might be a bit too weak to grasp the slide or even get a bit slick with sweat, mud, or even blood. The factory Glock 43 slide serrations are adequate in most situations, but some people might have a bit of an issue with grasping the slide.

Tango Down has partnered with none other than Larry Vickers to add a solution to the problem of slippery slides to the well received Vickers Tactical line. Now those that want to get a better grip on their gun, or just prefer the feel of a slide with slide racker “wings” attached to the back can do so on the cheap.

Tango Down says that the Vickers Tactical Slide Racker is small enough to stay unnoticed in a concealed carry holster while providing a lot of grip when pulled on. The new part appears to directly replace the factory endplate, which means no permanent modification to the slide.

Available now on the Tango Down site and priced at a meager $18.95 the new slide racker is an inexpensive upgrade to your favorite carry pistol. You can learn more about the new addition to the Vickers Tactical lineup from Tango Down website HERE.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

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  • Rnasser Rnasser

    This has to be the most useless gadget I’ve seen in a loong time…

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Very niche market. They made a similar version for the Glock 42 so it must sell well. I find the Glock 43 much easier to rack than the 42.

      • DwnRange

        Final someone that actually get’s it.

        I can rack a Les Baer “hard-fit” 1911 (new outta the box) easier than a new G42 with it’s practically non-existent slide serrations and stiff recoil spring, but this small accessory makes it so easy that my 87 year old mom can rack it.

        As to needing it on the larger G43; I don’t own one and cannot say, but it’s a benefit IMHO for the 42..

        • Harry’s Holsters

          My 43 isn’t nearly as hard to rack as my 42 but is no where near as easy as my friend’s sig P238.

          It’s better to have your 87 year old mom shooting a semi auto that uses a lighter trigger that she need an attachment to rack than a Revolver with a 10 pound double action pull she can only pull once.

  • Dan

    If i cannot somehow manage to grip the slide properly this junk sure as hell won’t help me either. My entire hand is slippery but somehow not slippery enough to slip off this? Give me a break

    • Anonymoose

      Tac Racks, those FAB Defense(?) slide rackers (which don’t fit the 43 afaik), and Trijicon HD sights can be used to rack it off your belt if you really need to, but this looks a bit too skimpy to do that.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        The target market is smaller women and older people with lower hand strength. I don’t think they’re going after the people who it even occurs to rack a gun off a belt or holster.

      • Gary Kirk

        Check out the bill blowers video on one handed racking on primary and secondary..

  • Negative Nelly

    Wicked cool range commando stuff dude!

  • thedonn007

    Just lube it up with fireclean.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    If youre gonna add something to the back end make it something you can really grab onto.
    This seems barely more functional than the factory slide serrations.

  • Joseph Goins

    Proudly borrowed from the VP9.

    • Rnasser Rnasser

      And just as useful…

  • Rocket-Fiend

    Stop trying to rack glocks with only two to three fingers.

    Grab the slide with your whole palm. Thumb parallel with the ejection port and (with my hands) forward if it.

    Just because that portion of be slide isn’t surrated doesn’t mean you can’t grab it. :/

  • Edeco

    Meh, makes sense to me. Tiny change but no serious downside that I can see.

  • Gregory

    More useless crap that everyone will have to buy to be the tactical operator they will never be.

  • noob

    What is the weird circular dimple for? Initially i was hoping it was the pivot for a flip out charging handle, but no.

    • Gary Kirk

      That’s the camera, so you can get a selfie while shooting

  • Bob

    another solution without a problem.
    JUST stick the big rear sight on your gun belt, boot heel, table top, whatever and run the pistol forward!! PRACTICE, but be sure to do it with a snap cap ONLY!!

  • For that price, it seems like a no-brainer that everyone with a Glock 43 should pick up just for added peace of mind. Most of us will never be in a gunfight, so it’s hard to predict how we’d react, but having a little insurance for racking the slide can only be an added tactical advantage.