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New at CountyComm – Maratac 1/4″ Pen Driver Titanium

If you like titanium, you like CountyComm. They always seem to have some new titanium doodad to drool over, like the new Maratac 1/4″ Pen Driver Titanium.

This lightweight driver accepts standard 1/4″ shank bits. It has a slim design that can be clipped in a pocket thanks to the included titanium pocket clip (the same one used on CountyComm’s Embassy Pens). It features golf ball dimple texturing for some grip without tearing up your pockets.

The 1/4″ Pen Driver Titanium can store 4 bits on board (included). Three of those bits can be stored inside the handle and one of them in the bit holder. It weighs just 2.1 ounces with the 4 included bits!

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Tyrant Designs CNC Black Friday Sale – Already Happening!

Tyrant Designs CNC has already started their Black Friday sales and you have a lot of ways to save and land some free swag.

  1. Up to 15% off Popular items
  2. New Glock Magwells for Glock 43x/48 & Glock 19 Gen 3/4
  3. New Mod Grip V2 combo sets (pistol grip and angled foregrip)
  4. First 250 customers get a free slide cover plate with Glock orders over $75
  5. Free Shipping on all orders over $50
  6. Free stickers on every order.

This is also serving as the pre-sale launch for their new Glock Magwells for Glock 43x/48 & Glock 19 Gen 3/4. These magazine wells include cutouts on the side for stripping magazines during malfunction clearance and are executed with the typical, colorful Tyrant flair.

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Sneak Peek: Wingard Wearables Quill

Wingard Wearables is a company that I enjoy watching because everything that comes out of their shop seems to be an interesting and unique melding of old fashioned materials with modern sensibilities of what a concealed edges weapon can be. The upcoming Quill is certainly no exception to this.

Wingard Wearables has been teasing the arrival of the Quill for some time now. It is a deceptively simple, forged steel spike with an elegant, curved shape that allows for a number of grips. It is compact and should be quite easy to carry.

There are currently a number of videos on the Wingard Wearables Instagram page that may be of interest: @Wingard_Wearables

Keep an eye on the Instagram page and website for information on pricing and availability.

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Review: Tyrant Designs CNC Glock Extended Slide Release (Gen 2-4)

I have a love-hate relationship with extended slide releases for Glocks. On one hand, I appreciate the larger target and easier operation of an extended slide release. On the other hand, I hate how the base of my thumb often rides onto them causing failures to lock back. The best extended slide releases for me have always been relatively compact, relying more on improved texture and shape rather than a true extension for leverage. Enter the Tyrant Designs CNC Glock Extended Slide Release.

Overview

Tyrant Designs’ Glock Extended Slide Release consists of a steel lever with an aluminum pad that has a deep chevron texture machined into its face. As with all Tyrant Designs’ parts, it can be had in a variety of anodized colors including black if you are as basic as I am.

Observations from Use

This is a very, very good extended slide release even though it hardly appears to be extended at all at a glance. While many extended slide releases rely on a much larger contact area, Tyrant chose to go in the direction that I prefer. They increased texture and provided a ledge which makes the release much easier to use while keeping its footprint minimal.

The machined chevron texture is clever because its beveled shape provides grip in both directions – down to release and up during manually locking back the slide. The shape of the upper part of Extended Slide Release provides a ledge (plus that bevel) that is extremely easy to depress. It is so easy to use, that I can hit with the thumb of my firing hand which I can’t typically do unless the lever is very oversized. I certainly can’t do it reliably with the OEM slide release.

The minimal footprint is absolutely clutch for many shooters. Internet gun forums are chocked full of discussions around brand new Glocks that lock back early or won’t lock back on an empty magazine. This is due to the shooter’s support hand contacting the slide release. Many Glock shooters have to take great care when building their grip to work around the lever and this is obviously more difficult when the lever is larger. The Tyrant Designs lever works well without being oversized. I consider that ideal.

The small footprint has another benefit. It fits most holsters. I tried all my holsters and this fit well in all of them. Is there some kind of super stiff, super specifically molded kydex holster that it won’t fit? Maybe. However, the footprint of this lever fits within the fence that Glock molds in the grip frame, a spot that holster makers already accommodate, so I don’t think you will have an issue with holster fit.

I also happen to think it looks pretty snazzy, especially if you have other Tyrant Designs gear on your Glock. Sometimes people need to remember that guns are fun and it’s fun to personalize them.

Wrap Up

This lever gets a little bit lost in the shuffle when compared to some of the more “serious” offerings out there but, make no mistake, this is a functional piece that is well suited to concealed carry. Whether you need an extended slide release that just works or you are buying for looks, this could be the Glock extended slide release for you. It certainly works for me.

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