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Old 07-09-2009, 06:46 AM   #1
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No. The slide should always be worked vigorously. However, the slide lock is not a slide release and should not be used as one. To gain the maximum mechanical advantage you should always pull the slide fully to the rear and then let if fly! Do not ride the slide down with your hand or use the slide lock to load the gun. If you break that G17, Gaston will give you another one. Unless you put bad ammo in it, at which time he knows you not!
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When chambering a round, fully retract the slide to the rear and then let it fly forward, like you would a sling-shot, hence the phrase/term, sling-shot method. This method will ensure that the round is fully chambered & the slide goes fully into battery.



If your simply gonna close the slide on an empty chamber, then ride it forward with your hand, or in other words, don't let it slam home on an empty chamber.
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Hello Ozyonezzy,



If you ride the slide with your hand forward, you can produce a malfunction. When I taught my friend's girlfriend how to shoot a handgun, I told her that she COULD NOT ride the slide while it was moving forward, she had to rack it energetically and then let it fly. Despite of my warning, she rode the slide with her hand...this caused, that the slide didn't lock the chamber properly (because she reduced the momentum of the slide). It stopped roughly 1/9" early and I had to gently tap it from behind to cure the malfunction.
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If your simply gonna close the slide on an empty chamber, then ride it forward with your hand, or in other words, don't let it slam home on an empty chamber.


Bob! Have you lost it? This is a Glock! Not like it is made of metal or anything. Just kidding, I think...
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[quote=[color=#000080]oberstlt[/color]]

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If your simply gonna close the slide on an empty chamber, then ride it forward with your hand, or in other words, don't let it slam home on an empty chamber.


Bob! Have you lost it? This is a Glock! Not like it is made of metal or anything. Just kidding, I think...[/quote:cewye1a9]

Ahhhhh, I knew you were gonna say that when I posted it.



I just can't bring myself to dropping slides or bolt-carriers on empty chambers.
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That Bob is because you are pre-Glock and used to fine metal firearms. Resistance is futile. We will all be absorbed into the borg of Glock. I myself am resistant to the XXIst Century. I think my ancestors were prehensile. I have never fired a hensile myself.
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Thx for the info guys
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