High Standard Slide Racker

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High Standard Slide Racker

Post by Dr.Don on 1/3/2017, 9:33 am

I have this nice old HS Trophy that I used to shoot back in the 80's.  It has a custom Douglas barrel and shoots well.  I use a Marvel now and my daughter likes to shoot the HS.  With the over-the-slide optics rail it is difficult for her to rack the slide.  I made this slide racker from scratch.  It is milled into the slide and silver soldered in place.  Earlier attempts using screws failed.  There just isn't enough meat in the slide for a screw to hold up.

I know the purists among us will recoil at the idea of doing this to a fine old HS.  But with the exception of a couple of high end shotguns, my guns are shooters and not collector items or safe queens.  But I understand the reaction.



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Re: High Standard Slide Racker

Post by rfmiller on 1/3/2017, 11:05 am

I modify lots of my guns.  The one exception is an old 5 screw S&W.  I say make the gun work for you unless you are purely a collector.

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Re: High Standard Slide Racker

Post by jglenn21 on 1/3/2017, 12:23 pm

Did something similar for my wife's H-S trophy

my solution was a 3/4" 6x40 shoulder screw placed in the upper left front portion of the slide.. used a roll pin as a sleeve for it so you had more to grab.


I left the original sight bridge and sights on..

works fine for her.


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Post by s1120 on 1/4/2017, 2:13 pm

That's nice. I have a old 103 that runs a Victor barrel with the sight rail on it. Never a problem normal shooting, but its a PITA dry firing!

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Re: High Standard Slide Racker

Post by LenV on 1/4/2017, 2:17 pm

Use a very small (padded) C-clamp for dry firing.
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Post by s1120 on 1/4/2017, 2:24 pm

LenV wrote:Use a very small (padded) C-clamp for dry firing.


Oh that's a idea!!! 

All that slide racking normally leads to me slicing my hand on the sight rail!!

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