Vickers Tactical Slide Racker for Glock 42

Ray I.
by Ray I.

Tango Down is now selling the new Vickers Tactical Slide Racker for the Glock 42. Larry Vickers thought the slide serrations on the G42 weren’t up to the task during high-stress situations or even during normal range days. He teamed up with the folks at Tango Down to create his G42 slide racker to help remedy this. Their new Slide Racker is made out of stainless steel & injection molded glass reinforced nylon and weights in at 1oz. It retails for $18.95 at

With each new Glock model, Larry Vickers is the first to cast a cold, hard stare of reality on its intended mission and customer base. After extended range sessions, few things stood out for improvement, but one thing was clear: the slide was difficult to grasp and cycle under normal circumstances, let alone high-stress ‘events’.

The small slide, shallow finger purchase cuts and stout recoil spring assembly make for tough initial chambering, especially for women or anyone with less than optimal finger/hand strength. Outside of an expensive trip to a machine shop or gunsmith to make the slide purchase cuts deeper, there was no fix. Until the TD design team got the call.

The GSR-01 is a top quality drop-in part that solves the issue cold. Injection molded of glass-reinforced nylon with stainless steel reinforcement just like the OEM part, it replaces the striker retention plate in minutes with no other modification to the sidearm. Once in place, the GSR-01 offers easy, effortless and positive slide cycling under any condition.

-Tough, stainless steel & injection molded glass reinforced nylon construction

-Extended ‘Wing’ shape with serrations makes for easy slide cycling, even under stress

-Installs in minutes, without any weapon modifications

OA Length: 1.187 Width: .620 Weight: 1 oz Made in the USA

Ray I.
Ray I.

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  • OldJarhead03 OldJarhead03 on Jul 18, 2015

    It will work better since it's a "tactical" whatever.

  • RPK RPK on Jul 18, 2015

    Wilson Shooting makes the TacRack for Glock firearms, the S&W M&P and S&W M&P Shield series. I added one to the wife's M&P Shield .9mm pistol to improve her ability to rack the slide to the rear or chamber a round. Not an obtrusive item that sticks out too far or looks odd to say the least. Well made, practical and reliable product. Made a big difference for my wife. As with any product, if you do not like not buy it!