Chambermax TA-1 Glock Slide Racking Accessory

Chambermax TA-1 is a Glock pistol accessory which adds more gripping surface to the pistol. It improves the grip when racking the slide. The wedge-shaped angled edges also leave less chances for your fingers to slip off of the slide.

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Chambermax TA-1 is made of high strength polymer, aluminum and stainless steel. It is a drop-in accessory. In order to install it all you need is to remove the original Glock slide cover plate and replace it with the TA-1. It is compatible with double stack Glock pistols chambered in 9x19mm, .40S&W and .357SIG. That being said, it is not available for any single stack or large frame (.45 ACP and 10mm Auto) Glock. Right now they are offering the TA-1 only for Glocks, however, models for other pistols are in development.

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According to the manufacturer, the TA-1 successfully passed all kind of tests. They tested it from sub-zero to desert heat temperatures and cycled through thousands of rounds.

There are two color options available – black and pink.


TA-1 should be compatible with many holsters, however to prevent problems with fitting the holster, Chambermax addressed this issue on their website:

Generally speaking, most Level 1 and Level 2 holsters are compatible for use with a Glock handgun equipped with a Chambermax TA-1.  Level 1 holsters are those we consider to have no mechanical retention mechanism in the holster that locks to the gun, whereas Level 2 is those with at least one mechanical retention mechanism.  Certain duty holsters with Level 3 retention and greater, typically those with a backstrap that covers the back or slide end of the Glock and/or have a sentry release mechanism, may need adjustments performed to the holster to accept a TA-1 equipped Glock.

In all circumstances, it is the YOU, the end user, that is responsible for testing your particular holster to ensure that the weapon draws and re-holsters without interference from the TA-1 to the holster.

We know that many holsters from Blackhawk, 5.11, Safariland, and Fobus that are made for sport shooters and concealed carry permit holsters are excellent choices.

Here are an introduction and installation videos also from their website:

The TA-1 is protected by US patent # 9,328,991 and other patents are pending. It is available for purchase either through Brownells or directly from Chambermax’s website at $39.99.



Phone: (612) 222-5853
Mailing Address: Chambermax LLC, P.O. Box 490520, Minneapolis, MN 55449

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  • ColonelColt

    I’ve been looking for something like this for quite a while. That being said, I think an all metal piece with shorter ears toward the back would have made more people happy. Even some of us, who In Polymer We Trust, hesitate to put another plastic part on the gun especially if it’s not from Glock.

    • pun&gun

      Check out the TacRack, and the Racker by Vickers Tactical.

  • Tim

    Does it come with a purse and a nail file? Because – damn….

    • Shankbone


    • Red

      That’s a great way to encourage people to get into firearms. Like people who think only 2 guns should be made. The Glock 19 and the AR15 in M4 configuration.

  • diana pierce

    I know comments about this were in previous threads and are closed now… like charging a slide by a quick and snappy shake/inertia. But I’d like to know this; just how many ways are there to rack a slide one with hand? And for the infirm… arthritic, injured etc……belt, table top, shoe heel and many others… but what are those other techniques please anyone/everyone. btw … a hand injury, however it came about, demonstrates absolute need for having a revolver to resort to.

    • M-dasher

      i fitted wilson combat sights on my glock for this reason, to allow for racking the slide off really any object…….typically i just run if off my belt, but any semi sturdy object will do.

      thats really the only sure fire way ive found to do it.

      although generally when i carry, i also have a revolver as a backup in my pocket anyways.

      • diana pierce

        Tell me you’re not just a wee bit wary running a gat off your belt… since your jewelry is just a bit south of there –?–

    • Gary Kirk

      Check out Bill blowers over at primary and secondary..

  • pun&gun

    I know the bandwagon tendency here is to mock incoming widget parts for existing firearm designs, but I really like this genre of accessories. Racking slides is hard for some people. Most of the women I’ve taught to shoot have trouble with semi-automatics and end up needing the slides covered in skateboard tape. Something like this makes the experience much faster and more reliable for everyone, and in some cases makes it possible for people who otherwise would have had to go with a revolver. Having an easier time actuating the slide from the rear is also safer than trying to use your whole hand across the top or using a more front-end grip, because it keeps you farther from the muzzle. I’m not sure if this concept started with those “ears” on the VP9, but it’s a really good idea and I’m glad the aftermarket is running with it.

    • Nicks87

      I agree, my only complaints about this product are the price and I think the serrations should be a little less aggressive and more like knurling instead of just deeper slots. I do see value in products made to assist in slide racking as long as they don’t interfere with the mechanical operation of the weapon or hinder your ability to draw quickly and safely.

      • pun&gun

        The TacRack and another offering from Vickers seem like better choices to me, but more options is always good.

    • Sianmink

      Yeah, it’s not for me, but it looks like a solid product that could be helpful for some people.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Ill admit that my initial inner response to seeing this (and most widgets) was that it is stupid, but that stems from my preference to runs guns bare of any accessories except good sights/optic. Usually I am able to stop myself before vocalizing that opinion and actually think about the product. When I do that I often am able to come up with at least a small base of comsumers who would actually have a good use for it, but Im still left with the inner despair of knowing that most of the new gizmos that are purchased will end up bulking up and weighing down an otherwise delightful firearm.

    • Bill

      Male or female, I haven’t found anyone who can’t rack a slide when they realize that they can pull back with one hand while pushing forward with the other. If they can’t do it that way, they wont have the strength press a trigger or ride out recoil.

      • pun&gun

        My wife, sisters, and mother all lack the grip strength to operate their .380s without some kind of abrasive tape. Shoving motions with the arms are easy, the weak link is in the hands. Products like this can substantially improve grip on the slide and make the whole process a lot easier.

    • YS

      Really? If you’re really not strong enough to rack the slide, are you strong enough to withstand the recoil of the pistol? What I mean is, won’t you have lots of FTE from limp wristing?

      This is assuming the shooter is using the correct technique of pushing the grip, and not pulling on the slide.

      • pun&gun

        My wife, mother, and sisters haven’t run into limp-wrist issues in practice with my Shield or their Bodyguard .380s.

    • noob

      also if it came in a variety of pink and camo finishes you could use it to find your gun in a bunch of guns.

  • Mmmtacos

    Glock has officially jumped the shark.

    • Nicks87

      Glock? These are not made by Glock. However H&K does make factory “ears” that assist in slide racking on their VP9.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    But it doesnt fit on my G18…

  • Disarmed in CA

    They make one with a punisher logo on it? because punisher.

  • Bill

    Uh, maybe I missed something, but the sample pistol has a rear sight with a “ledge,” allowing more purchase when racking the slide, and enabling it to be racked on a belt, boot, table top or any other solid object with just a push. IOW, technique makes this thing redundant and unnecessary on the pistol they have it mounted on.

    I question the necessity of this king of device unless it’s for medical reasons, but see more potential need for it with low profile snag-free sights like Novak’s.

  • Steven Alexander

    Forty dollars for forty cents worth of material. No thanks..

  • shooter2009

    Use the slide release after reloading from slide lock.

    That is all.

  • AMX

    Looks fairly sleek, as racking aids go.

    I could have really used something like this back when I first got my Glock – don’t really need it nowadays, although I *am* kinda wondering whether that’s because I needed practice, or because the gun needed breaking in…