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Posted: 12/22/2005 5:23:58 PM EDT
IBTP!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:24:57 PM EDT
No! IBTP!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:25:19 PM EDT
ummmmmm. Like your supposed to
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:25:55 PM EDT
With as much noise as possible!

That way i scare everyone for miles away!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:27:05 PM EDT
slingshot
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:27:33 PM EDT
I do it any number of ways depending on what exactly I'm doing.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:28:42 PM EDT
#1
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:30:44 PM EDT
the proper way
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:31:04 PM EDT
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:31:19 PM EDT
The question of this thread is screaming for a BOTD violation...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:31:30 PM EDT
I just have my GF do it for me.

MLW>"<
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:33:27 PM EDT

Grasp slide with thumb and fore finger while holding gun sideways
Also, I dont pull back on the slide, I hold the slide in place while pushing forward against the frame. Its easier to push the frame than pull the slide due to your arm's muscle structure.

Kharn
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:39:59 PM EDT
From the rear with thumb and forefinger., while pushing forward with my right hand and pulling to the rear with my left.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:43:59 PM EDT
You left mine out of the poll. You had one method that was similar.

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.

It's the same thing for reloads, malfunctions, or just charging the pistol.

I honestly think that this is the most effective/efficient way to go.

Now I'll sit back and listen to the old timers tell me about how much faster it is to use the slide release, even though it can cause a failure to feed by being weaker. Also you have to operate a button. There is a verified story about an SF guy in Afghanistan that hit the mag release button accidentally instead of his slide release in combat.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:47:11 PM EDT
I don't think this is a question that one guy should be asking another guy.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:48:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
You left mine out of the poll. You had one method that was similar.

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.

It's the same thing for reloads, malfunctions, or just charging the pistol.

I honestly think that this is the most effective/efficient way to go.

Now I'll sit back and listen to the old timers tell me about how much faster it is to use the slide release, even though it can cause a failure to feed by being weaker. Also you have to operate a button. There is a verified story about an SF guy in Afghanistan that hit the mag release button accidentally instead of his slide release in combat.




Actually this is the proper way to rack because you are using gross motor skills rather than fine motor skills (grasping with thumb and forefinger). In the adrenaline rush of a gunfight you will lose some fine motor skills. Practice the way you will fight.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:49:48 PM EDT
My slide racks itself with a lot of "click clack" noises every time I draw down one someone. Just like in the movies..
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:50:15 PM EDT
Palm on the left side of the slide, four fingers on the right, thumb is not used. This is how Gunsite taught me and it works well for me.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:50:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.




this is correct way

I'm not sure which option this corresponds with in the poll
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:53:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
You left mine out of the poll. You had one method that was similar.

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.

It's the same thing for reloads, malfunctions, or just charging the pistol.

I honestly think that this is the most effective/efficient way to go.

Now I'll sit back and listen to the old timers tell me about how much faster it is to use the slide release, even though it can cause a failure to feed by being weaker. Also you have to operate a button. There is a verified story about an SF guy in Afghanistan that hit the mag release button accidentally instead of his slide release in combat.



+1

Only one way to train for the most flexibility. I never use the slide release
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:56:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 6:02:51 PM EDT by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:
You left mine out of the poll. You had one method that was similar.

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.

It's the same thing for reloads, malfunctions, or just charging the pistol.

I honestly think that this is the most effective/efficient way to go.

Now I'll sit back and listen to the old timers tell me about how much faster it is to use the slide release, even though it can cause a failure to feed by being weaker. Also you have to operate a button. There is a verified story about an SF guy in Afghanistan that hit the mag release button accidentally instead of his slide release in combat.



That is the correct way. The poll is missing the only right option

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:56:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By 2IDdoc:

Rip and tear baby. Hand over the top of the slide, thumb pointing toward body, meaty part of hand covering half of the slide, and four fingers on the other side. Then the pistol is pushed forward with firing hand, and pulled back with the other hand.




this is correct way

I'm not sure which option this corresponds with in the poll



none of them
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:57:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Palm on the left side of the slide, four fingers on the right, thumb is not used. This is how Gunsite taught me and it works well for me.



+1, minus gunsight. I do not use the release button ever.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:15:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By none:
Actually this is the proper way to rack because you are using gross motor skills rather than fine motor skills (grasping with thumb and forefinger). In the adrenaline rush of a gunfight you will lose some fine motor skills. Practice the way you will fight.



What the hell do you know about it, Ruger GP100 (revolver) boy?

<­BR>



j/k................. how's the 1911 working out for you?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:17:24 PM EDT
from the rear
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:20:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By none:
Actually this is the proper way to rack because you are using gross motor skills rather than fine motor skills (grasping with thumb and forefinger). In the adrenaline rush of a gunfight you will lose some fine motor skills. Practice the way you will fight.



What the hell do you know about it, Ruger GP100 (revolver) boy?

<­BR>



j/k................. how's the 1911 working out for you?




Better than yours from what I hear
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:20:59 PM EDT
I show it a picture of Chuck Norris, and it racks itself!

Actually, I use the palm/four fingers method on the HK and Beretta, slingshot on the Makarov, because it's so small I can't get my meathooks around the top of the slide.

TRIGGER FINGER OUTSIDE THE MOTHERFUCKING TRIGGER GUARD!!!
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