I sometimes find myself thinking of weapon designs and/or modifications that can affect performance in ways we normally don't consider. I recall my Dad in his later years being unable to retract the slide of a pistol to place it in firing condition due to loss of strength in his hands. This caused his change to revolvers, these he could still operate. With this in mind, I thought about having one arm disabled and how difficult getting into ready mode might become. With standard length recoil guides, it becomes possible with most pistol designs to place the lower part of the slide against an object and accomplish loading by pushing forward to chamber a cartridge. Also with the "right" type of rear sight, it would be possible to "snag" the rear sight on an object and again, push load the pistol. (one reason I don't like Novak sights-no snag design) Anyone have other ideas such as these? I'd like to hear yours if you do!