Racking the slide
This is a discussion on Racking the slide within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I believe it has to do with years of women hearing from men not to rack certain things and then when told it's OK they're ...
February 7th, 2013 07:28 PM
I believe it has to do with years of women hearing from men not to rack certain things and then when told it's OK they're a bit hesitant and don't want to hurt anything.
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February 7th, 2013 08:48 PM
My wife carries nothing but semi-autos....she doesn't like revolvers (in her words..."not enough rounds & longer to reload") & she's not big...only 5'5" & 120lbs. Even my daughter who joined the Army doesn't have any slide racking issues.
Once technique is learned, nearly anybody should be able to do it....
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February 7th, 2013 11:05 PM
It really is technique, not strength...my wife went from couldn't rack the slide to no problem, when shown HOW.
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February 8th, 2013 01:55 PM
I'm 6'2", 200 lbs., and I can't put a motorcycle on a center stand unless it's maybe 150 or smaller. I've seen, time and again, guys and women much smaller than me do it with seemingly no trouble whatsoever. I'm told that it's all timing and little muscle, but I just can't figure it out. I owned an old Honda Shadow 650 for years and I don't know how many times I tried. Never got it up on its center stand once.
February 8th, 2013 01:59 PM
With all due respect, I'll suggest it's neither timing or muscle. It's how your center stand is adjusted. I ride an almost thousand pound Harley, and once I got my center stand adjusted properly, I can rock it up on the stand with no problem. Fiddle with it, and see if I'm not right.
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February 8th, 2013 02:08 PM
What she needs is encouragement.
Wait until she does it right, then immediately tell her "Thats a great rack" .....
February 8th, 2013 02:12 PM
Some guns are much more difficult to rack than others because of design. For example, a glock is fairly easy to rack, whereas a Kahr cm9 is hard as nails to rack. Why? The kahr Cm9 is very heavily sprung hence it is harder to rack when you compress the springs. Good technique is critical, but some guns are simply more difficult to rack than others. No gun is impossible to rack with a good technique though.
February 8th, 2013 02:23 PM
Appreciate the tip. But we'll never know if you're correct or not because I sold that bike a year ago. Anywho, my point was, and I think you helped with your comment, that there are all sorts of variables involved with stuff like this.
Originally Posted by KBSR
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