Glock and M&Ps dominate the handgun market. Duty guns, range guns, and personal security–there’s no way around it. America chooses and trusts these pistols as their first line in defense. Out of the box, these weapons perform admirably and, in many ways, are more than capable of doing the job. But they always seem to fall just a bit short when it comes to functionality. Lacking aggressive textures on both the frame and slide, some of these pistols can be difficult to manipulate.
To attack these problems you can go in a couple of directions. You can send your pistol out to be stippled and serrated (and void the factory warranty in the process). Or you can make a minor change that will give you most of the custom shop functionality with permanent modifications.
The TacRack is a relatively small piece of machined aluminum that replaces the slide plate on Glock and M&P pistols. Wings on the TacRack stick out just enough to catch on most surfaces, yet they stay tight enough to the gun to be unobtrusive. The wings give the pistol an ambidextrous surface to aid in racking the slide. The TacRack acts as an anchor point and prevents your hands from slipping off the slide. This simple addition helps with control under stress, in slippery conditions, and with gloves on. Beyond its tactical uses, the TacRack is a great help for shooters with less than stellar hand strength as it allows for extra leverage on the slide.
- Two/One Hand Racking
- Enhances overall grip on the slide
- Assist w/ locking slide to the rear
- Maximizes One hand Reloads, Malfunctions
- Assist with Racking with an Optic mounted on your slide
- Gives your slide a “Charging Handle”
The TacRack sells for $30, and you can add a laser engraving for an added $5-10 if you really want to dress it up. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to maximize your Glock or M&P’s potential, check it out.