TacRack for One-Handed Slide Racking


This is a pretty cool accessory for racking your Smith & Wesson M&P or Glock with one hand.

TacRack — developed by Brandon Wright and engineered by Fritz Borke — replaces the existing the “rear slide end cap” original part on semi-auto striker-fired guns and is designed to make racking the slide, reloading, or clearing malfunctions easier with either one or two hands.


For clearing malfunctions with one hand, you can hook the ears on the side of a holster, belt loop or door jam to rack the slide and get the gun functioning again.

It’s made of 6061 Aluminum and is available for all Glocks except the G42. It’s also available for Smith and Wesson Pro-Series, Full Size and Compact model guns

The standard model retails for $30. You can get an American flag, Punisher logo or “Don’t Tread on Me” laser engraved on it for $5 extra.


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  • Snuffy

    awww yeah, the mall ninjas have taken over

    • steelcobra

      Yeah, the only case I can think of this being practical is if the user only has one hand. Otherwise you have to put the pistol in an unsafe orientation to use it as suggested against your holster.

      • Beerdude

        Or as a bottle opener

      • straps

        Just as the first rule of knife fighting is “expect to be cut–even if you win,” the first rule of gunfighting is “expect to be shot, even if you win.”

        It’s why every good pistol trainer out there teaches one-handed/weak-handed manipulation.

  • entrygear

    Cool, I guess, but the rear sight works just fine for this purpose.

  • Scott Mayhew

    Another POS to make POGs feel like warriors.

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  • ignoramus

    This is nothing new. You can do the same thing with a 1911 45cal and an old army holster. All you have to do is pull the pistol half way out of the holster, turn it a 45 degree turn and jam it back in. When you pull it out, there will be a round jacked into the chamber and it is ready to fire.

    • richard

      ignoramus, you are actually very wise, my late uncle who carried a 1911 in a GI hip holster during WW2 demonstrated that trick for me and my fellow teenaged cousins while visiting him at his farm a long time ago. Many thanks for the reminder and a relevant tip, there are still plenty of those pistols and holsters in existence out there.

  • SAM

    It all boils down to training. You can have all the gadgets, bells and whistles you want, but if you do not train with them they simply become ornaments and obstructions. I would never allow any of my guys to add this to their weapon.

    • richard

      Sam, in the old revolver days of the 60s and 70s it was fashionable among some rookie cops to add bolt on trigger shoes and grip adapters on the front straps held on by sheet metal tabs extending under the wood grips. Until the former shot loose and jammed inside the trigger guards and the latter slid down past the butts, and then the C/Os and Range Trainers proscribed these. Likewise, this new gadget belongs with recreational shooting circles, they could catch on clothing, equipment, and rifle slings.

      • SAM

        And create bad tactical habits. Fine motor skills diminish in a stresfull environment. Manually racking a slide and reducing stoppages need to be engrained motor functions, which does require high volume repetition. I know we teach one handed drills in advanced tactics training. Not everyone has that level of training, I guess that I was not thinking of the 3 gun or 5 gun crown when I read this.

  • desertdenizen2014

    Dumb….but, he’ll sell a million of ’em.

  • spurlockda

    Wonder if they can make it open a beer – then it will sell 2 million of them.