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Old 02-19-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
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I load one directly I to the chute before putting in the clip. Then let the slide foreword. Then I put the clip in. I guess I am hoping it won't cause any problems by doing that but I always wondered the same thing.
You are forcing the extractor to go over the rim of the casing. On some that could be okay, but for those with an internal extractor (think Colt 1911), that causes the extractor to lose tune and results in extraction failures.
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In my book the only way to be sure is to fire the chambered SD round on each trip to the range. Yes, this may be over kill and yes it will cost you 1 to 2 new boxes of SD ammo per year but it also ensures timely rotation of your rounds and gives you a "first round" indication of you proficiency with your carry load.

If you live in a wet humid climate like I do, "pacific NW", it also elevates any concern of moisture degradation.

Sure some will think I take this too far but I see no reason to put all the effort into CCW only to wonder about my carry load?

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First round proficiency is something I'm concerned about. Shooting the chambered round is probably worth the $0.80 per week at the range. I can probably live with the risk of one rechambering after cleaning. I like to have a reason for the choices I make and this seems like a pretty good one!

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Tack,

First round proficiency is something I'm concerned about. Shooting the chambered round is probably worth the $0.80 per week at the range. I can probably live with the risk of one rechambering after cleaning. I like to have a reason for the choices I make and this seems like a pretty good one!

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I've had a few people "raise their eyebrows" over this notion. I've also taken enough different carry guns from "new guns" to "well used" guns and noticed a marked difference in POA VS POI over time. Most of us determine our carry load after 2 to 3 range sessions without ever considering how a considerable amount of rounds through a gun wears the barrel "and other components" which will alter POI. This can easily go unnoticed especially if your carry load is a different bullet weight that your practice ammo.

Food for thought.

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the way i load my ccw rounds is to gently ride the slide forward. my xdm colt new agent and bersa thunders all easily chamber rounds by very gently riding the slide forward.

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Be careful. Have you fired after "slowly chambering"? I've heard the click as a result of not letting the action slam foward hard enough...
How does this sound? If going by the "five chamberings rule", take the cycled round and rotate it with the unused rounds in the box until they are all cycled, then rotate with the rounds in the mag.
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Doesn't the CD line of ammo sport some "new technology" that prevents set-back? I would have sworn I read that somewhere, maybe even on the box or manufacturers website...

Sorry if this has been posted already, kinda in a hurry.

Hope this helps!
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About once a month, I go to the range and I'll shoot an entire round of my defense ammo just so I can continue to have a good idea of the shooting pattern of it. I can say for sure that it definitely shoots a little lower than my cheap range ammo. It's worth the extra $$ each month to do that to know exactly how my rounds will fire.
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Whenever I have reason to eject a chambered round, I toss it in a small tupperware tub I keep for that purpose. When the tub collects enough rounds, I'll take it to the range and shoot it. That way I get to practice with my defense ammo.
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When i shoot i use whats in my mags first, then reload them with hollow points.

Im not sure why some people feel the need to "slowly let the slide forward" when chambering a round. Does your semi-auto pistol do that when it cycles? No, it slams them in and imo if your ammo cant deal with it then its not quality ammo. I have rechambered the same round many times after cleaning or letting a friend or family member handle it and never had any kind of issue.
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When i shoot i use whats in my mags first, then reload them with hollow points.

Im not sure why some people feel the need to "slowly let the slide forward" when chambering a round. Does your semi-auto pistol do that when it cycles? No, it slams them in and imo if your ammo cant deal with it then its not quality ammo. I have rechambered the same round many times after cleaning or letting a friend or family member handle it and never had any kind of issue.
Quality ammo will rechamber several times with no setback, it will also show obvious setback after the 2nd or 3rd chambering. Depends on the ammo and the gun.

I don't agree with gently riding the slide forward either, but if you truly rechamber often and have never noticed setback then I would submit than you either have not been CCW for very long, don't rechamber as often as you think you do, or you simply have never checked.

In my youth I fired more than a few rounds that had setback before I was told it could create dangerous pressure levels. I never had a problem when doing this but I also ceased doing it as soon as a fellow with more grey hair than I pointed out the potential hazard.

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