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Old March 11th, 2017, 11:15 AM   #46
 
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I lived in West Monroe. I didn't know we had rocket scientists there!
Oh yeah, we're on par with North Korea's rocket scientists! Give us enough time, we'll eventually even get a bottle rocket off the ground!



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I wonder who comes up with these paranoid delusions ???

LOL

Maybe someone is, or knows, a military armorer that can answer this better.

As a part of "manual of arms" you lock bolt/slide to rear, inspect chamber....... then last step is releasing bolt to SLAM home.
You DO NOT "ride" the bolt/slide forward.

I have NEVER even heard of a quality firearm "chipping" in any way from properly releasing slide/bolt into battery on an empty (or loaded) chamber.

But I do know that some people can tear up an anvil with a biscuit.
And I know some of them well.
This is what I remember, and have been told by old gunners, not the tactikewl crowd. Almost every semi auto gun locks at locking points on the mating surfaces, NOT the cartridge case. Cases can vary in OAL so having a gun lock on the case would be, well, foolish. Everytime a gun is fired the slide slams home on those same points.

I use the slide release on all guns that have them. Occasionally some tactikewl nut will say it is wrong, they get told to mind their own business. IOW go pester people in the mall.
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I know it is an old thread...

From the manual of my Springfield 1911:

Notice: The slide of a 1911-A1 pistol should never
be released on an empty chamber; especially one
which has had an action job. Releasing the slide on
an empty chamber causes damage to the breech
face on the barrel and undue stress on all action
parts, including the hammer and the sear. This will
ruin the action job performed on your pistol.
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This^^^^^^^^!
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I was referring to post #2, but I'm new at this, so please pardon the confusion . . .

Learned the old fashioned way: dropping the slide on an empty chamber, without the dampening effect of loading a cartridge from a magazine is unnecessarily hard on the gun. Similarly, wrist flipping the cylinder closed on a revolver can spring the crane, and dry firing a rimfire can damage the firing pin. Maybe just the mythology of the days of yore, but old habits die hard.
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In many instances the slide stop is made of of a thinner material and can break or get real lose if you use it as a release too often, according to some of the manuals. I always pull back on the slide and chamber the round.
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This is what I remember, and have been told by old gunners, not the tactikewl crowd. Almost every semi auto gun locks at locking points on the mating surfaces, NOT the cartridge case. Cases can vary in OAL so having a gun lock on the case would be, well, foolish. Everytime a gun is fired the slide slams home on those same points.



I use the slide release on all guns that have them. Occasionally some tactikewl nut will say it is wrong, they get told to mind their own business. IOW go pester people in the mall.


I know this has been debated to death, but, 1911 or striker fired. If the manufacturer calls it a slide stop, it is for a reason. In those cases almost to a one they want you to slingshot the bolt closed. ( slingshot is not riding the bolt home) Imho if they had wanted you to use the stop, they would have designed and called it a slide release.


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