Originally Posted by Jjliver
I just purchase this shotgun and am wondering about the proper performance of the action bar lock. The fore end can be pulled rearward without engaging the lock. Once it is cocked it must be engaged. Is this correct? Obviously this is my first shotgun.
Assuming that you are referring to the slide release then yes you must use it only when you want to eject a chambered round or when you have cocked the gun with an empty chamber and wish to release the slide. Under normal firing and dry firing circumstances the trigger pull unlocks the slide and there is no need to use the slide release.
It bears mentioning that pulling the trigger should be done with extreme caution with the muzzle in a safe direction...never assume that the gun is unloaded even when you are sure that it is. Many people have been killed with "unloaded" guns.
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