GREAT link ya posted there QK!...........a 'need to know" for everybody not just the 1911 guys.....
This is a never ending debate. Some say this damages the pistol, others say it doesn't. Personally, I don't think it does. In 10 years of carrying the 1911 as an Army MP, I slammed the slide closed on an empty chamber (during guard mount inspection, issue & turn-in, etc.) literally thousands of times. This never damaged any pistol that I know of.Note: The gun's current owner may not appreciate seeing the slide being slammed home on an empty chamber in this fashion, even though it is a critical safety check. Tell the owner what you intend to do beforehand and why, and limit it to one or two attempts.
+1Bud White said:Great stuff as always QK