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    Cool Welcome from southern Louisiana!

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    Welcome From Ohio, Where it's getting colder and raining.....

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    Welcome from NW Ohio, where it's now snowing and blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    That works until you possibly need to clear a firearm malfunction.
    One could possibly make the argument (I guess) that when the heart rate is up & adrenaline is pumping and a person is actually in a dire self-defensive situation they will somehow "find the strength" to operate the slide and clear a malf.
    A valid point....
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    Love the Keys. I have family down there and love visiting. Sometimes hanging out on Duvall St in Key West!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlKeysgirl View Post
    I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My husband gotme a Walther PPK and I can't slide the rack? Is that what you call it? I'm in search of one that I can use.
    Welcome!

    I've owned the PPK/s since the late 1970s and can tell you and others reading here that racking the slide on that gun is a bear (compared to other guns like 1911s, H&Ks, Glocks, M&Ps, etc.).

    In addition, the .380 has a very sharp recoil for a small cartridge.

    That said, I used to shoot that gun every week and carry it much of the time . . . until I learned better! [I no longer carry a .380, only .38Sp/9mm or larger. That is another discussion for another day.]

    YOU have to be comfortable with the gun and be able to operate it!!

    - The push method is indeed a lot better in racking slides
    - Manually pulling the hammer back (on those guns with an external hammer) first also makes a huge difference

    You might look to a 9mm instead. Try the Glock, S&W M&P 9c and some others and then YOU pick one that is comfortable for you and that you can shoot well.

    Many years ago I had my Wife try to rack the slide on a number of my guns, just to see if she could do it. No way with the PPK/s and difficulty with some others as well.

    Subsequently she has carpal tunnel and hand strength issues. However SHE chose the Glock 17 and a S&W .38 revolver. Last week we were out at S&W Shooting Center and rented a S&W M&P 9 (full size, but with terrible MA 10+ # trigger) and she could handle it fine. She loves my S&W 1911 with a Ciener .22LR conversion kit (I'll get her to try it with the .45 top end soon, I hope). I own/carry the M&P 9c (with a 4.5-5# trigger job) that is great and I'll have her try that one soon too.

    Bottom line is find something that you like and can handle. Just like shoes (sore subject) . . . what fits one person may not fit another as well.

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    Hello from Virginia. Practice with it unloaded. Go to a local shooting range they should get you going.

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