From SWAT Magazine:
Thanks to Tam for the pointer. Only thing is I’m not a big fan of using the slide release versus racking manually. Racking manually works on any gun, and it’s a coarser movement than required for the finer movement of pressing down hard on a slide release.
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There’s a good discussion of slide release vs. slide rack at http://pistol-training.com/archives/160 — read the comments!
Like those fine movements of pressing a mag release or releasing a trigger to reset? Surely those are impossible during the “adrenaline dump” of a gunfight…
If that could be sensibly converted to a coarse movement, I’d be all for it. I’ve fumbled both mag release and trigger reset under stress. Why add more uncertainty, if there’s a more certain movememt that works reliably with nearly any gun?
But I’m not using “nearly any gun”, I’m using mine. ;)
With the “flash” gang mobs hitting Philly, I know I have put away the 380 and have started to carry the 9mm and carry the extra mags. This type of training use to be only good for war time, now I see where I need to hone my skills to survive in the city of brotherly love.(See, I ain’t a brother!!) WHY do I even go in there?
The instructor I took NRA basic pistol from, using the slide release could round-off the slide notch or the latch itself guy the release lever. Consequently, I’ve always used the slide rack method. Sure, a modern firearm shouldn’t have parts weak enough to get rounded off, but…
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