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Old 04-19-2016, 4:27 PM
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Default Ambi Slide Release Striker-Fire Pistol

Just outta curiosity
What are the striker-fire pistols with ambi slide catch out there?

All I can think of now are
Walther PPQ
HK VP series
SW M&P series
Sig P320
FN FNS series
Ruger American Pistol
Taurus 24/7 G2 series
and soon to be released Beretta APX pistol

It seems like a trend for newly released striker-fire pistols to have ambi controls. Glock started having reversible mag release on GEN 4. Maybe ambi slide release on GEN 5?

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Old 04-19-2016, 4:35 PM
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Old 04-19-2016, 4:36 PM
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Other than the ones already mentioned no other polymer striker fired guns matter anyway
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The US Army requires ambi controls on their new sidearm. Modular, striker fired, rails and adjustable grips.
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Default Striker Fire Pistols with Ambi Slide Catch

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Ppq
Thanks for noting
How could I forget about PPQ...
I even have couple of these both 9 and 40 in my safe lol
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Here's a video demo'ing various ways to send the slide forward when shooting southpaw on a Glock.



Use your index finger to drop the magazine.

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The US Army requires ambi controls on their new sidearm. Modular, striker fired, rails and adjustable grips.
So what?
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So what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Handgun_System

This is what he's referring to. The next generation of american military sidearm is likely to be a striker fire pistol with ambidextrous controls. To enter the system ambi controls is one of the requirements while striker firing is not but it makes the most sense to go with striker fire pistol since its cost effective and less parts to maintain.
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Technically, the HK P7 series has an ambi slide release. Squeeze the cocking lever with either hand, and the slide is dropped. The manual slide locking tab however is only on the left side. No longer made, and not an option for most due to current cost, but I always gotta get a P7 plug in wherever appropriate
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Add one more - Sar Arms ST9
Not yet available in the US but it's striker fired and completely ambidextrous
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