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Old 01-07-2014, 12:28 PM   #81
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I've had to rack rounds into the chamber with the rear sight of my Glock and the corner of the pocket of my uniform pants before. Wasn't an issue.
I have practiced shooting with only my off hand. One can hook the rear sight on a table, board, any surface that makes a corner and rack the slide. I have done it with a Ruger P95. This practice is something everyone should do a few times. You never know when it might save your life.
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Just saw this thread for the first time! Jeff if your still here, I have re-occurring Bells Palsy. Not the same thing or as difficult as what you are dealing with,...but I understand. If you have any movement with your left hand at all, can at least move your arm, then an accessory I'm testing out right now might help you. It's called the Handi-Racker, designed by Gunsmith Chris McAnnich of Iowa, the Handi Racker fits over the front of your semi auto's slide and front sight and allows you to operate the slide. Currently models exist for several guns including the Glocks and 1911's with more to follow. Darn where did those photos go?

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Just saw this thread for the first time! Jeff if your still here, I have re-occurring Bells Palsy. Not the same thing or as difficult as what you are dealing with,...but I understand. If you have any movement with your left hand at all, can at least move your arm, then an accessory I'm testing out right now might help you. It's called the Handi-Racker, designed by Gunsmith Chris McAnnich of Iowa, the Handi Racker fits over the front of your semi auto's slide and front sight and allows you to operate the slide. Currently models exist for several guns including the Glocks and 1911's with more to follow. Darn where did those photos go?

The Handi-Racker.....

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I have practiced shooting with only my off hand. One can hook the rear sight on a table, board, any surface that makes a corner and rack the slide. I have done it with a Ruger P95. This practice is something everyone should do a few times. You never know when it might save your life.

I have done it on a Rock when I had a broken shoulder & collarbone off a forced hard(crash) landing, and could not move my left arm(Desert Storm). luckily the folks headed over the hill in our direction were a Marine Scout squad that saw us go down and not any of Saddam's flunkies...
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c3shooter, that is a good point having someone there to do it for me, i usually go to the range with someone anyway. But for those times that i dont have someone I would like to if there is a way to do this myself!

I actually learned to tie my shoes with one hand, wasnt easy to learn but i can do it now!!

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I didn't read too far into this thread when an idea hit me so if its already been mentioned kudos to that guy. I'm assuming at your range there are surfaces to shoot/stand behind. (Small shelf...maybe a table) why not construct somthing that you can to rack the slide. Something you could take with you. I'm thinking a small box measured to needs of your gun. I don't know how much force you need to rack your slide but it shouldn't be too hard. But if you kept the gun facing down range the whole time they wouldn't care if you have to use something to help the process


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I didn't read too far into this thread when an idea hit me so if its already been mentioned kudos to that guy. I'm assuming at your range there are surfaces to shoot/stand behind. (Small shelf...maybe a table) why not construct somthing that you can to rack the slide. Something you could take with you. I'm thinking a small box measured to needs of your gun. I don't know how much force you need to rack your slide but it shouldn't be too hard. But if you kept the gun facing down range the whole time they wouldn't care if you have to use something to help the process


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See two posts above yours...the Handi-Racker is either $29.95 list or $26.95....
We are going to be giving away one on the podcast( for the Ruger LCP/Kel-Tec P3AT...)
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How about leaving the slide back? Never send it into forward

position. Load the mag at home. Case the pistol. uncase the pistol at

the firing range. Release the slide, the gun is ready to fire.

When the mag goes empty, the slide is back in battery.

Load the mag. Release the slide, fire away.

Never release the slide forward upon an empty mag again.

You may need some help at home, or at the range, from time to

time, but this system uses no special gadgets, as long as you can

activate the slide release single-handed...

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There is a tool I have seen and I can't remember where.
It looks like a piece of PVC pipe that fit over the barrel, you push against a hard surface and it racks the slide.

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How about leaving the slide back? Never send it into forward

position. Load the mag at home. Case the pistol. uncase the pistol at

the firing range. Release the slide, the gun is ready to fire.

When the mag goes empty, the slide is back in battery.

Load the mag. Release the slide, fire away.

Never release the slide forward upon an empty mag again.

You may need some help at home, or at the range, from time to

time, but this system uses no special gadgets, as long as you can

activate the slide release single-handed...
Sort of my thinking- My wife has & loves her SR9C but has a real hard time racking the slide (it really is stiff) Natuarly a round is in the chamber at all times with safety on- Starts that way---Ends that way--
Course different stuations may not allow that for some---
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Hadn't thought of leaving a round in the chamber.

With this system, all you have to do is count carefully.

As the last round leaves the mag, into the chamber, switch

to safety, drop your empty mag. Load with the safety on,

then count your next mag down to a round in the chamber,

and so on.

That's a great idea, Hossfly!

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