Glock one handed chambering

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  1. Acal

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    I've seen some videos of people one handed chambering their Glocks. Is this possible on straight from factory Glocks or does it require some kind of mod? I can see the benefit, but is this maneuver just for Hollywood cowboys or is there actually any positive support for it?

    Looks cool.
     
  2. Tennessee Ned

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    Look for the thread "Sleight of Hand". There's some links and discussion on the topic there. The video that I saw showed it being done with modified and factory parts.
     
  3. KBintheSLC

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    I can do it about 30% of the time by snagging the rear sight on my belt. It usually slips on the first try.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    look on the thread 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
     
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    +1 for the heel of your shoe or holster, learned both of these tricks during one handed clearing drills at work , I have tried both with my XD's SIG's and brother's GLOCKs and it works
     
  6. Girodin

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    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.
     
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    I can hook my thumb behind the grip, just under the slide, and wrap my fingers over the top. Then I push forward with my thumb and back with my fingers, and I can chamber a round one handed with my G21. I will see if I can get a video of it, but no promises.
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

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    here you go, not only demo'd with factory guns, but a "how to" also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyGUYjCruY

    that's the reason i steer away from Novak style rear sights...you need a ledge to catch the rear sight on
     
  9. rcmodel

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    One-hand chambering can be done on almost any auto-pistol by hooking the rear sight on the edge of the holster, or other hard point and punching real hard.
    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.

    rc
     
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    A disadvantage of the wedge-shaped Novak sights.
     
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    I learned that trick from Gabe Suarez in 2007 in one of his Close-Range Gunfighting classes.

    All my handguns are so-equipped now.
     
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    the spetz naz have a holster for their pistols that holds the gun securely, and yet allows them to carry with the chamber empty, but when they draw the weapon, they chamber the first round at the same time. perhaps someone has, or can develop a similar holster for other pistols?
     
  13. 9mmepiphany

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    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
     
  14. smince

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    IIRC, Seldeen (?) Leather made a similar holster for a 1911 w/o an FLGR in the late 70's-early 80's.
     
  15. LawofThirds

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    The guy who "punches" the glock to chamber a round is doing it on a lightly sprung G34 as far as I can tell. I can almost get a 9mm full sized M&P to do the same but my compact .45 M&P refuses to do more than unlock from battery when "punched".

    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.
     
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    Seems like a pretty stupid idea. I'll just keep a round chambered
     
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    It is basic one haned manipulation drills taught in many police academies. One should be able to draw, fire, clear malfunctions and change magazines all one haned. We had to practice it all with our weak hand only.
     
  18. Girodin

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    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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