My dear fellow handgunners, I bring good cheer and glad tidings to one and all on this festive Wednesday morning. I come seeking your knowledge about a concern I have with my 1911. But first a bit of background... While at the firing range and working through my third box of ammo of the 500 round "breaking-in" process. I came across a double feed after my initial reload. Since I powerstroke in order to release the slide, I switched to pressing the Slide Release instead whereupon I had no other issues with double feeds. Now, my question is... Is pressing the Slide Release better on the 1911 than a powerstroke? I hope to hear from each and everyone of you regarding this most pressing matter. I prefer a powerstroke in order to keep my muscle memory more uniform since I alternate carrying my three different handguns throughout the month. However, if powerstroking my 1911 is going to cause a jam then I'll happily switch to pressing the Slide Release. Best regards, D.Idaho Note: the photo above is of the 1911 in question, a Charles Daly Bul M-5 Commander in .45. along side a 100 Quetzal bill, Guatemala currency.