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  • I use the slide stop to chamber the 1st round every time.

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Never, I pull the slide back and release the slide by hand to chamber religiously.

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Depends on mood or wind direction

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Do you use the slide stop as a release to chamber a round?
I was reading about it here.
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Do you use the slide stop as a release to chamber a round?
I was reading about it here.
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Some of time yes most of the time no. I do it if my weak hand is occupied

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I use the slide stop when loading a gun to test the recoil spring. Using the slide stop and having failure to feed issues is a strong indication of a bad recoil spring or a recoil spring getting ready to go bad.
When racking the slide back you compress it the spring completely and when the spring is going bad it may still go into battery.
When doing remedial drills or emergency reloads I rack the slide.
 

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Some of time yes most of the time no. I do it if my weak hand is occupied

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Oh no, not this argument again! 🤣

Same as CZ Man and Bob for me. Mostly no, but but as Bob says or if the weak hand is occupied or otherwise "not available," then by all means. 🤠
 

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Oh no, not this argument again! 🤣
We had this discussion awhile back when I asked the same question. If we’re going to have it again, everyone make sure you’re using correct nomenclature for the parts involved. It brings out some real OCD in folks when you don’t.🤣:LOL:
 

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Yup, that's the "discussion" I was talking about!

 
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This video sounds a lot like this forum!!!!:ROFLMAO:
 

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^^^^
And about as absurd as some of posts claiming to present facts but are just "feels" opinions. 👎
 
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Some of time yes most of the time no. I do it if my weak hand is occupied

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This^^^^^


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I love that Monty Python bit, the chairs just scream out “old”

That’s my second favorite next to the customer returning the dead parrot.
 

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Many different opinions on this subject, but one firearm manufacture actually list using the slide lock as the preferred method to chamber a round.....Kahr! For my CM9 and is stated in their manual for any model of Kahr>>>> "Pull the slide fully to the rear and lock it back using the Slide Stop. Next push down on the Slide Stop to chamber the first round into the barrel. Do not chamber a round by pulling back on the slide and letting go of the slide. This may cause the slide to not go fully into battery".
 

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Many different opinions on this subject, but one firearm manufacture actually list using the slide lock as the preferred method to chamber a round.....Kahr! For my CM9 and is stated in their manual for any model of Kahr>>>> "Pull the slide fully to the rear and lock it back using the Slide Stop. Next push down on the Slide Stop to chamber the first round into the barrel. Do not chamber a round by pulling back on the slide and letting go of the slide. This may cause the slide to not go fully into battery".
I saw that after I bought my CM9 many years ago. I still don’t understand the reason for that...
 

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I never had a problem with my CM9 using the sling shot method, but my CW 380 does not always go into full battery when the Kahr method is not used.
 

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For me it depends on the gun. I never do release with the slide stop on my 1911s. Glocks on the other hand, yes, when doing reloading drills.
 

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As a lefty, I find pulling the slide back and releasing it most convenient on most guns, so that's the habit I've developed.
 

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i use three methods...
if i insert a mag crisply my gun will drop into battery immediately...
i automatically go to the slide lock lever in the event it does not...
i will manually use my weak hand to cycle the slide into battery...my biggest fear with this method is that under duress one might ride the slide and prevent it from going into battery...but one should practice the action regularly , along with tap racks and other jam corrections...train as you fight, fight as you train...
people should be also practicing multiple methods to rack the slide when forced to shoot one handed , in the event their strong or weak hand is injured...
 

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I was just going thru Hickok45 videos, saw on Glock 43x saw he used the slide release to chamber a round. I guess I am not the only one doing this on a Glock 43x as well as my Kahrs.
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Is it supposed to do that?
4 glocks and every one of them does it...if you look at how the slide lock works it makes sense...kind of like the brownie pop opening a knife...
 
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The only pistol that did that for me was the original M&P 9 I used to own.


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