Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Acal, Jun 9, 2010.
Sleight of Hand...it is demonstrated on Glocks with the factory springs
you just need more practice...if your belt isn't working for you, i've had good luck using the mouth of the holster, the heel of my shoe or any handy flat surface. i've always found it to work 100% and would settle for anything less...sounds like you're too worried about the top of your slide
Being able to manipulate the slide of the gun one handed is a basic skill that is taught in any halfway decent beginning defensive shooting course. It is the type of thing anyone carrying a gun should know how to do.
Is this possible on straight from factory Glocks or does it require some kind of mod?
I snag the sights on the edge of my holster or mag pouch. I have been able to do this with stock sights (although I have aftermarket ones on my carry gun). If the sights don’t catch then another option is to use an edge of the ejection port.
IIRC Chris Costa even had grip tape on the slide of his M&P allowing him to just press it against his leg.
here you go, not only demo'd with factory guns, but a "how to" also
that's the reason i steer away from Novak style rear sights...you need a ledge to catch the rear sight on
I was real good at it with a GI issue 1911 and GI flap holster at one time.
But I think you might be asking about the guy that claims to be able to chamber a round in a Glock by simply punching the gun forward so fast slide inertia opens it and chambers a round.
It may be possible for someone with freakishly fast superman arm muscles, but it is impossible for most of us mere mortals.
With any semi-auto ever made.
A disadvantage of the wedge-shaped Novak sights.
I learned that trick from Gabe Suarez in 2007 in one of his Close-Range Gunfighting classes.
All my handguns are so-equipped now.
it's been done a couple of times already. the names of the companies escape me at the moment...one of them usually has a booth at the SHOT show. i don't think they've ever made much of a dent in the market. i tried it on and i didn't do anything for me...another solution looking for a problem to solve
The trick is less in the punch forward but the fast pull back to get the slide moving backwards. The inertia of the slide carries it backwards when you punch forwards, thus racking the gun. Heavier slides have an advantage in this.
If you are talking about the spetsnaz type holsters then I agree. If you are talking about knowing how to rack the slide on handed generally then you are misguided. It is not about carrying with an empty chamber it is used to clear malfunctions one handed. You could injury your hand in a myriad of ways in a fight or other wise not have use of it in a fight and if you also have the misfortune to experience a stoppage you still need to clear it. It is easy and really is a basic handgun skill.
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