Is this information correct?
When I was visiting my local gun shop and checking out some pistols, I dropped the slide on an empty chamber. The salesman admonished me stating that one should never do that, that it could damage the gun. That the slide lock release is only for dropping the slide on a loaded mag, that otherwise I should have just snapped the slide back with a quick pull. I don't see the difference it would make-- is the force so much greater on the empty chamber when the slide is coming from slidelock than if I do a manual pullback?