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Offline Tailwheel

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Magazine pinky extensions
« on: September 14, 2023, 08:02:37 PM »
Does anyone still make extensions for the R9 mags?  I’ve seen on the forum some really nice ones by yankee but those threads are really old. 

Any thoughts?

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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2023, 08:28:08 AM »
I have two “hooked” and one straight version that I bought from Yankee years ago….one on each of my pistols and one spare in the safe.  They make (to me) a huge difference in shooting this pistol.
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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2023, 08:42:56 AM »
Do you know how to get in touch with Mr. Yankee?  I wonder if he would share the drawings for these extensions?  I would see about getting some fabricated.


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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2023, 08:57:12 AM »
I have not heard anything about him for years now…don’t know if they were patented, but suspect they may have been.
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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2023, 10:14:56 AM »
One of the many reasons I need to suck it up and learn how to 3D print.



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Offline Tailwheel

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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2023, 10:56:42 AM »
I have some 3d printers at work and was hoping to get some dimensions to work on a 3d print before attempting to have some CNC machined.  It would be a lot easier if I had something to work from.  I'll have to see if I have any extensions that are close to working either from my seecamps or rm380's.   

I'd like to have something that works on the r9.  Perhaps the Kahr extensions might be close.


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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2023, 01:52:23 PM »
Yankee 2500 was his member name but he stopped making them several years ago. Some have had good luck with the Pearce Kahr extensions. They may need a slight modification to fit the R9 magazine.
https://www.freedomfirstammo.com/products/magazines-pearce-grip-pgmk9-605849800097-4676

Also, the originator of the after market extension was a gentleman named Steve Bedair from Longview, TX. He owned a machine shop and  was a very talented craftsman. Unfortunately, he passed away from lung cancer in 2015 at age 53. If anyone filed for a patent it might have been Steve.
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Re: Magazine pinky extensions
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2024, 09:27:54 PM »
If anyone decides to make any extensions, please put me on the list to buy some. I tried the Pearce extensions, they give much better grip, but I can’t get them to be reliable enough to feel comfortable betting my life on them.
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