I didn't find out about Auto-Forwarding until I purchased an M&P handgun a couple weeks ago. I had no idea what it was at the time and I just assumed it was a malfunction. My Glock never did this, nor did my Beretta M92. If you don't know what Auto-Forwarding is, it's when you slam in a new magazine into your handgun and the slide stop drops by itself and slide moves forward, loading a new cartridge into the chamber. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4uyFOZY3bg]YouTube - S&W M&P45 Slide Drop Debate‏[/ame] I personally called Smith and Wesson customer service and I was told that this is intentional and it is used for "Tactical Reloading". I talked to my friends and they agreed, they told me that their guns do it as well. So do you practice this Auto-Forward technique when reloading your handguns?