+1cliffy109 said:You mean the heel of your hand on one side and fingers over the top? That's actually the preferred method. The slingshot from the back uses just your thumb and part of your index finger and it isn't as strong as the over the top method.
Sorry, you did not specify this in your first post - I thought you meant chambering a round from slide lock.makemyday said:I should also mention that the slide is already forward, hammer down and the chamber is empty at the time of the chambering the first round.
How are you going to find the thumb safety then? It's roughly the same size as the slide stop. What about finding that teeny, tiny trigger and actually pulling it???!!!!tsp45acp said:Shane45-1911,
That's my preferred method, but my last 2 schools (and Clint Smith) ALL teach the "slingshot" method with the reason that when the SHTF, Fine Motor Skills will not let you find the slide release.
I never did hear Clint say a word about "fine motor skills". He said that he preferred the grab over the top and rip it to the rear for two reasons. One, ripping the slide to the rear with palm and four fingers over the top is your strongest grip and it pulls the slide further back than where the slide stop grabs the slide giving more energy to the slide and better feeding of the round. The second reason is that it works on whatever auto you pick up so that he is training to multiple platforms with one method that is usually more reliable for feeding. It's also the same motion for malfunction clearance. Tap, Rack.tsp45acp said:That's my preferred method, but my last 2 schools (and Clint Smith) ALL teach the "slingshot" method with the reason that when the SHTF, Fine Motor Skills will not let you find the slide release.
Sorry Tracy - I did not mean to make it appear that I was taking exception with your post. I simply do not subscribe to the "fine motor skill" theory, as preached by some instructors.tsp45acp said:Higgy and Shane,
I'm on your side, like the old saying goes "don't shoot the messenger".
Ask an airplane pilot sometime (specifically a fighter pilot, if you can find one) about all the little buttons in a cockpit, and how they manage to find them all when SHTF. Clint needs to tell them about "fine motor skills", I guess.