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    If it's properly loaded when you holster it, why the need for a press-check?

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    Knowing how to properly do a press check comes in handy when handling a firearm thats not yours. Say for some reason somebody hands you a firearm without opening the chamber. You do a quick press check and realize you need to slap that person upside the head for not giving you an empty firearm.

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    In that event, I drop the mag and lock the slide open. Still don't see the need for a press check unless you're in battle and have already engaged several targets. I think it's a TV and movie action move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Still don't see the need for a press check unless you're in battle and have already engaged several targets.
    Ah, yet you still come up with a scenario that might make this procedure useful.

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    I've gone to the dark side--I just glide my index finder over the top of the slide on my XD and can feel the loaded chamber indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spydad View Post
    I've gone to the dark side--I just glide my index finder over the top of the slide on my XD and can feel the loaded chamber indicator.
    +1

    Most modern autos have some version of this. But I also agree with AZHusker. If handling a new or unknown firearm, drop the mag and lock the slide.
    But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself...
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    If I'm handing an unknown condition gun, I remove the mag and lock the slide to the rear. If I just put a fresh magazine in my gun, racked the slide, and I'm about to holster - I do a press check to be sure there is a round in the chamber. If the mag had a problem for some reason, you wouldn't know there was no round in the chamber unless you did a press check to see. That's why/when I do it - after loading.

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