PistolGear Slide Stop for XD & XDm


Please note that this extended slide stop will fit the XD in 9MM, 40SW, 357SIG, 45GAP and 45ACP and non-ELITE XD(m) models in 9MM, 40SW. WILL NOT FIT MOD.2 in 45ACP, nor the XD(m) 45ACP or 10MM, nor any ELITE XD(M) models.


The PistolGear slide stop is very near and dear to our heart. We set out looking to create a solution that would not only help your traditional XD owner, but the non-traditional owner as well.

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Please note that this extended slide stop will fit the XD in 9MM, 40SW, 357SIG, 45GAP and 45ACP and non-ELITE XD(m) models in 9MM, 40SW.  WILL NOT FIT MOD.2 in 45ACP, nor the XD(m) 45ACP or 10MM, nor any ELITE XD(M) models.

The PistolGear slide stop is very near and dear to our heart. We set out looking to create a solution that would not only help your traditional XD owner, but the non-traditional owner as well.

Our design allows any XD owner, even those who lack dexterity in their thumb, or those who have trouble hitting the slide stop because of small hands, to quickly and easily close the slide from the lock-back position.

We believe that this part will have a great impact on all who give it a try. If you are a competition shooter (like we are), you will find this part to be fast and unobtrusive.



INSTALLATION GUIDE:  Drift the trigger pin out 1/3 (looking down on frame, left to right). Doing so will allow you to slide the factory slide stop out and up. Place the PistolGear Slide Stop under the spring and align the hole on the slide stop with the hole on the frame. Once aligned, tap your trigger pin back into place. 

Made in the USA. 

WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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Weight 0.1 lbs

35 reviews for PistolGear Slide Stop for XD & XDm

  1. Brad

    Easy install and fits great. The extended slide stop does not protrude too far from the slide and is contoured to keep it from snagging on clothing. Before, I had trouble releasing the slide at full presentation after a reload because my thumb is too short to reach without changing my grip slightly. With this new slide release I have no problems at all. Great product!

  2. John Schroeder

    Not only does the slide stop make it easier to action the slide it stopped the problem of my right thumb riding on the bottom of the factory stop and locking the slide back during recoil.I use my XDm-40 in USPSA Limited and the PistolGear Slide Stop was an excellent addition to the gun.I did have to do some grinding on it to allow my extended mags to release properly. Overall I highly recommend the part.

  3. David

    I purchased (2) XD/XDM slide stops (1) for my XD40 and (1) for my wife’s XD9. I am very happy with the feel and function on my XD40. If anything the trailing edge feels a bit pointed. I may employ a little machining and round it a slight bit so it doesn’t feel sharp. My wife prefers the factory slide release. She feels that the extended release required her to reach higher than with the factory and with smaller hands it is uncomfortable to reach as high.

  4. Victor

    It’s Great. My wife now can work the slide with one thump. For me it work better that oem part. So far every parts that I ordered work great and help to keep that 40 in the target. Thank you! Will do more business with you all.

  5. GaryM

    I received my slide stop on Friday and quickly installed it for an IDPA match on Saturday morning. I can now release the slide without trying to shift my hand around, but because it’s extended to the rear it takes less force to actuate. Easily installed to boot.

  6. HFM123

    I am a left hand shooter that has all .45 pistols. Could not release the slide on my XD .45 with my left hand fore finger, etc. This new slide stop allows for me to release the slide and lock back the slide with ease. Following the instrucitons via the link made the swith easy and completed in less than 10 minutes. Strongly recommend!

  7. JeffL

    I bought this slide stop to help keep me from hitting the slide stop on my XD(m) 9. It works very well for that, took it to the range and I no longer was accidentally locking the slide back with my high grip. Ran 100 rounds through my XD(m) after installing this part.

  8. Mike W.

    Installation was very easy by following the posted instructions.

  9. Tsugem64

    This mod allows me to easily push up with my right thumb and keep my shooting grip when I lock the slide to the rear. Easy to install—I have recommended it to my left handed shooters.

  10. XDnh

    This was an easy mod and brings a great look and feel to my XD. Locking back the slide is much easier as well. Just perfect!

  11. Darin

    Amazing little part. Don’t think twice, just buy it. Easy to install.

  12. Gerry C

    I wasn’t having problems pushing the slide stop when it was empty I just didn’t like feel of the OEM part. With the pistol gear slide stop I can hold my grip better with my thumb underneath the stop.

  13. Aaron

    This is the first part i’ve ever installed. Releasing the slide with no hand rotation a breeze as well as pushing the lever up to catch the slide easier and have had no problems with the finish and it matches the factory black slide finish well.

  14. Ron

    Easily installed, much more comfortable and better positive control of the stop. I had to wrestle with the OEM part to lock the slide. In my opinion, this slide stop enhances the overall look of the XD. I highly recommend this stop as an upgrade.

  15. Denys C

    A vast improvement over the factory slide stop, fit and finish is impeccable. However, when I first installed mine I found that it was almost impossible to release the slide (required a great deal of pressure on the part to release the slide) FIX; easily accomplished with a hone and a polishing wheel on my Dremel cleaning up the engagement surface and slightly breaking the corner with a smooth polish made this part what it should be. Don’t get me wrong, I like mine and plan to keep it on my XD 5″ tactical .40 just wish they had spent a little more time focusing on the functionality aspect as well. If you have some gunsmithing skills don’t shy away from this part it is well worth the upgrade!

  16. Loridah

    I installed it like the posts showed. No problem installing. But I looked at some other reviews and probably will have to polish it a bit to get it to work smoothly. It is kinda hard at the moment. It will probably work fine after.

  17. mezcalfud

    I don’t have to shift my grip to release the slide any longer. Took 2 minutes to install.

  18. Craig F.

    My wife has small hands and a little arthritis in her right thumb racking her 5.25 inch XDM 9mm without pain requires her to hold the pistol in a way that makes it difficult to actuate the factory slide stop. This product solved the problem perfectly. It installed in about a minute and th fit and finish are just great. Actuating the stop is no different than the factory one in terms of tightness. No fitting was required. Yes, a little expensive, but if you need it, well worth the money.

  19. DS

    I was unsure how this would look and whether it was worth the money. Now that it’s installed (which was easy) I love it. The look and feel is excellent, and if they ever make one available for the 45acp I’m getting one for that pistol too. Take a chance and give this a try, it’s a great upgrade.

  20. Humbletron

    It’s better than the OEM part. The link to the directions worked great. In full disclosure, I’ve never owned a gun before and have never tried to do anything to it yet. It was straight forward and took 4-5 minutes being careful. I really enjoy the form of the new part. The function is as advertised, but the form of it is where it stands out. The extra leverage is only a marginal improvement to release the slide, but I think it was worth it.

  21. rmud

    I have smaller hands. So I purchased this and installed it on my XDM. I do not have to shift my grip now to release the slide any longer. I had carpal tunnel surgery and neuropathy from chemo and my thumbs are weaker then most. The extention gives the extra leverage to make it effortless now to release the slide. It also makes it so your thumb does not want to ride on the release any longer, there is nothing there for your thumb to want to rest on. This solved my problem completely and made me quicker on reloads. See my review on the extended mag release, also a cannot live without add on. Wish I could add pictures.

  22. nick

    Part shipped fast and came as advertised. Fit and function is great installed in less than 5 min. For me when I grip the pistol my thumb always wanted to land on the original release so when the mag would go dry the slide would not always lock back. Problem solved! Thanks guys.

  23. Rick E.

    What a nice addition to my XDs…I can now release the slide with ease and speed. Especially if my support hand is out of commission. Thanks PistolGear for having this product.

  24. Mark B.

    I just ordered two more. I have a medium size hand and double stack mags challenge my ability to reach mag and slide releases. I ordered this slide release for my cc XD40. I thought it looked fragile being so thin but I was wrong. It is long so that I can easily reach it and provides increased leverage to release the slide easily. The serrations are sharp enough that your thumb has a good grip on a thin lever. It took me about 90 seconds to install. It took me longer to grab my tools then to actually replace the part. Watching a video or step by step pictures clarifies what you need to do. I was so confident and pleased with this improved part I just ordered two more for my XD9 and XD45. I highly recommend this lever with regard to quality of build, design and effectiveness.

  25. Rob

    I like the fact my thumb will not inadvertently close the slide by pressing down on the slide stop and the Pistol Gear part is comfortable to use. Great addition, fast shipping!! Thank You Pistol Gear!

  26. Chris

    I have been using this slide stop for a few years now, on a pistol that is used for competitions. I bought it when I first saw it on PistolGear’s web site. It broke last week so I contacted PistolGear. I was going to buy a new one, but I figured I would see if there was a warranty on it. I didn’t want to pay for it twice, as it isn’t an inexpensive part. However, I would have paid for another if necessary because I like it so much and it has worked flawlessly for many competitions. Even though the part eventually gave out it is still worth using. For all I know, the factory part may not have lasted any longer with the use I put on my pistol. PistolGear quickly sent me a replacement part after receiving the pictures they requested.

  27. Tyler H

    Now I don’t have to shift my grip at all to drop my slide. Thanks PG!

  28. B Wagner

    I have purchased five of these and can say it is a product that you will wonder why you didn’t purchase one sooner. The PG staff are great people to work with and delivery takes about two days.

  29. Sammy

    This is one of those parts where once you have it on your XD you wonder how you lived without it. Such a simple upgrade yet so very worth it, turns a two handed operation into a one hand deal sped up my reloads considerably.)

  30. XANDER

    Very functional extended slide stop for the XD. Makes using the slide stop VERY easy now, does not require a lot of effort and my thumb doesn’t hurt anymore! Build quality is top notch, looks like it came from the factory! I watched the install video, it only took me two minutes to do it! Very pleased.

  31. Jeepster09

    Awesome upgrade and easy install!

  32. Jerry

    I have one on my XD-S and just put this PG037 on my XD Mod 2 9mm. These make dropping the slide fast and easy.

  33. JB SoCal

    Yet another great addition to my Limited 10 gun. Easy install perfect length. If you have a Magloc thumb rest it must be removed for this to fit and work properly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing a longer stop for shorter thumbs.

  34. Adam

    I’m a lefty, so most guns are obnoxious if they weren’t designed full ambi. That said, this slide release is much easier to manipulate than the factory version. When I shoot off-hand it’s just awesome.

  35. Erik Y.

    It was a gift for my dad. It’s exactly what he wanted, so I’m gonna give this 5 stars!

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