I posted this over on a local forum. I found this site very helpful and wanted to contribute here as well.
I've decided to open things up a bit on my SLP after catching my thumb a couple of times.
I did some searching and found some great ones......and a few not so great ones.
I'm not really sure what that guy was going for. He said it helped with weak hand loading.
I'm looking to do more like this.
I plan on pulling my lifter and filling in the super thumb grabbing fork. Welding. Though I have to say that the one guys JB Weld job looked like it would be nice with a little smoothing.
I'm to understand that the SLP is a little picky about adding weight to anything that moves. So I was thinking of cutting out the lifter a little to compensate for the added weight.
As much as I like doing stuff myself, I might actually send this off to have this guy do the carrier mod.
C-Rums - Carriers
I was thinking of welding my little plate under the lifer and blending the edge that you would touch to avoid issues with the fork not stabilizing the round before chambering as mentioned here.
Why do people weld lifters? - Shotgun - Technical - Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
I took the gun apart today and started work with a rounded hand file. I wish I had a slightly bigger or slightly smaller file than the ones I had. So, I stopped and decided I would look for a different file. I would really like to do this by hand and not with my dremel.