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Racking The Slide
« on: March 17, 2013, 04:07:14 AM »
Good information on easing the effort of racking the slide.  It not just for girls either.  BTW, I see many folks 'ride the slide' back.  ???

http://www.thewellarmedwoman.com/Racking-The-Slide-Of-Your-Gun
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Re: Racking The Slide
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 05:38:01 AM »
It is a well explained article.
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Re: Racking The Slide
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 12:05:03 PM »
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Re: Racking The Slide
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 07:28:34 AM »
Both good article's
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Re: Racking The Slide
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 12:12:29 PM »
Both good articles. I really like seeing all this good info for ladies shooting getting good dissemination.

To expand on what Kathy says in her "Note About Safety" section. I have also found it to be good practice to advise student to rotate their stance about 45-90 degrees toward the side of the hand grasping the grip (as opposed to the slide) in order to make it easier to keep the gun pointed "downrange". In other words, in addition to avoiding pointing the gun at yourself, please ensure you maintain the rest of your muzzle discipline too!
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