Poll: Which way do you habitually rack?


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Isher
October 17, 2010, 11:56 PM
Another thread got me to pondering this question of preference.

1.) Slide hand static, gun hand moves frame

2.) Gun hand (frame) static, slide hand racks slide

3.) Both hands engage equally


Isher

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bds
October 18, 2010, 12:48 AM
Hmmm, at first I thought mostly my left hand worked the slide, but I had to rack the slide a few times to find that both hands moved equally.

I am right handed, so the pistol is held in my right hand with the barrel pointed to my left centered on my chest:

- My left hand is cupped over the slide with my left thumb/palm making full contact with the left side of slide (thumb on the serrations)
- Left index finger is bent down and in contact with the right side of the slide
- Third, fourth and fifth left fingers are held around the ejection port to catch any ejecting round
- With elbows bent and wrists locked firm, chest muscles are used to push the slide back

evan price
October 18, 2010, 01:09 AM
Low and to the left.

Oh, wait...

bartman06
October 18, 2010, 12:22 PM
Wow i really had to think about it but i keep my gun still and rack with my off hand. Not sure why i do that but i do.

Ben86
October 18, 2010, 01:24 PM
I am right handed, so my left hand pulls back the slide (with over hand grasp) and my right hand pushes the frame forward at the same time. This method also seems to work very well for small and/or weak handed people.

9mmepiphany
October 18, 2010, 01:50 PM
I'm a little curious why anyone would not use both hands to push at the same time...it just sounds like you'd be making it needlessly harder.

bds - I had to do the same thing before I posted, been doing it for so long that I don't even think about it anymore

MattTheHat
October 18, 2010, 04:07 PM
...it just sounds like you'd be making it needlessly harder.

Whether you keep one half or the other stationary, wouldn't the force automatically be split 50/50 between the two hands/arms?


-Matt

Zerodefect
October 18, 2010, 04:34 PM
Gun hand static. (even tough both hands are pushing)

I allways index my weapon side elbow against my ribs when I reload, rack, or presscheck. It helps me be consistant with my guns position during such things so that muscle memory is devoloped so less thought is required when I have to do this under stress.

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