Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox
I have no issues with anticipation of the slide blowback or racking. I'd guess it has something to do with what you started with or grew up using and seeing being used. I can't blame one for being uneasy with the idea of some large hunk of metal flying back toward their face at alarming speed. The thought never even crosses my mind.
I don't think I made my point about this clearly. I'm not worried about the slide coming back at me. I'm familiar with most autos to know when they are correctly assembled and in good firing condition.
What I do find distracting is the slight "jolt" of the impact of the slide hitting the rearward stops, as it gives me a second recoil "impulse", for lack of a better word. While a revolver just has the impulse of the cartridge firing, or recoil, the auto has three distinct "jolts" as the gun fires, except when the last round is fired and the gun does not return to battery.