If one chooses to run a shok buff, and has a need to release a locked back slide with the over hand technique we all know most or a lot of pistols will not allow this because of the added thickness of the shok buff, anywhere from .090 to .110 in thickness. This requires one to use the slide stop to be used to release the slide to go home into battery. The gun in question is a 5" 9mm Rock belonging to my daughter, the gun shoots super soft now with the way it's sprung and the light load 100gr FMJ. The use of the shok buff even reduces felt recoil and muzzel flip even more for her. She shoots CQB with me a couple times a month which incorporates the use of carbine /rifle as the primary weapon, with transition drills from rifle to pistol requiring one handed shooting and reloading with the use of the overhand technique of the pistol during a reload. The slide does retract slightly with a shok buff in place, but it is short approx .035 of retraction to allow the slide to kick the slide stop down, to utilize the over hand technique. I have the rear of the dust cover taped off at the rear .035, and my favorite number 2 cut file ready to remove that needed .035 from the back of the dust cover to allow the overhand technique to be used with the shok buff in place. I've been looking at this modification now for about 10 hrs trying to discern if there is going to be a timing problem for feed,fire, extract, eject, or a valid reason not to do this modification with the shok buff in place, or if the shok buff is removed after the .035 as been removed. So there is the long question of; can one remove approx .035 from the rear of a dust cover to facilitate the use of the overhand technique to release the slide into battery with a shok buff in place.