Slide release

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BullseyePrecision, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. BullseyePrecision

    BullseyePrecision New Member

    If you press the slide release while there is an empty mag or no mag does this damage the gun at all?
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    Most pistols should not be allowed to let the slide slam forward on an empty chamber.
    When a pistol is functioning correctly, the slide normally slams forward loading another round.
    This is when the trigger is held to the most rearward position (which "locks" the works in position).
    Allowing the slide to slam forward on an empty chamber is normally done with the finger off the trigger (and the internals are not "locked" in place).

    After fixing numerous 1911's that have been so treated by overzealous gun pushers in sports stores, I believe it is a bad idea and a bad habit one should not get into.

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    you can damage the bolt face or the chamber. 22lr are the exception, there is not enough recoil spring force to cause damage.

    dont do it