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can anyone tell me where I can find literature on why one should not drop the slide on an empty chamber with the slide release? A fellow firearms instructor doesn't believe that this has any detrimental effects to the pistol whatsoever.
 

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He obviously doesn't know 1911s much.The only writings I can think of would be in Kuhnhausen's and other smithing manuals.Personally,I think it's common sense.Not only does metal slam harder without a round to cushion it,but the jolt can trip the hammer as we all know.Makes perfect sense if you think about it.Sounds like you might be talking to a tree with this guy.
 

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I know that letting the slide slam forward can damage/wear the slide release and actually damage/wear the locking lugs, causing the slide to sit forward when in battery, and can ruin trigger jobs by blunting the sear face, etc.,but I would like to find some literature, or even correspondance from a reputable gunsmith, as this is all this guy is likely to listen to, as he has "been to an armorer's course."
 

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While RO'ing I watch a lot of people drop slides on empty chambers, I really dont care what people do with their own guns as long as they dont do it to mine. It's there gun, who's to say their wrong.
 
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