Slingshot or Slide Release?
This is a discussion on Slingshot or Slide Release? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm not sure how unloading the gun ensures it's loaded????
I'm also not sure what the problem with press checking would be, IF DONE CORRECTLY.
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November 28th, 2007 07:41 AM
November 28th, 2007 09:39 AM
Being originally NAVY trained in 1956, I use the slide release. I never heard of slingshot until recently.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf. - George Orwell
November 28th, 2007 09:59 AM
Tangle - his point wasn't to empty my weapon. It was to show that instead of press checking a weapon; you should cycle the slide if you are unsure whether its loaded or not. This will ensure that the bullet seats properly and that the weapon is cocked properly. I continue to press check because I believe it is a valuable habit.
Rob's reaction to my press in class was so animated, I couldn't resist the opportunity to rib him a bit. BTW - I highly recommend his classes. They are both informative and teach great gun handling skills.
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
November 28th, 2007 10:26 AM
November 28th, 2007 12:06 PM
I have trained myself to slingshot silently.
November 28th, 2007 12:57 PM
Okay, I've read all 4 pages so far... I now have a headache!
Seriously, it makes one really think about why they do what they do! I'm going to revisit both methods and pay closer attention to the benefits and disadvantages of both.
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November 28th, 2007 02:00 PM
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