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Old 03-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Sometimes charge my sr9c with the slide release, is this bad for the pistol? Is it meant for this or to simply lock back the slide. I have stopped doing it for now untill i hear otherwise. Read somewhere it was bad



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Old 03-09-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Look in the user's manual at the parts break down.
What nomenclature do they give the part?
On the 1911, the accepted term is slide stop. As a "stop", it should not be used to release the slide.
If the book calls it a release, then release the with it.

(And yes, I know a lot of people use the 1911 slide stop as a release with no ill affects so far, but it is a practice that should be discouraged.)



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Why did they put a pad on it so you could push it down then? Just curious.

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Sometimes charge my sr9c with the slide release, is this bad for the pistol? Is it meant for this or to simply lock back the slide. I have stopped doing it for now untill i hear otherwise. Read somewhere it was bad
Opinions vary- I "slingshot" mine - mainly because the "release" is so dam stiff on it
On the rest of my semi autos i let'em slam home useing the slide stop (never on a empty chamber tho)
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The pad is there should the stop fail to drop when "sling shotting" the slide.

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i use it to release the slide. since its the fastest way to get a pistol back into action after a reload its how i train. possible future damage to a ccw piece from wear is irrelevent to me. if it breaks at some future point and no longer locks the slide back replace it or replace the gun.

i would rather risk a non-critical part wearing out and get fast reloads if my life depends on it than save a few bucks on possible damage

just how i think about it.



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