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Is it bad for your glock to send the slide forward on an empty chamber? I've heard it's bad for it so I always ride it forward.. but am I just being cautious when I don't need to be?
 

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You are supposed to let it slide by itself. Riding it forward is asking for it not to go into battery. (when loading, so it is a bad habit)

You are not supposed to let the slide of a 1911 slam on an empty chamber. Bad for the bushing, I believe.
 

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Well I don't ride it forward when chambering. I only do it on an empty chamber.

when chambering is it better to press the slide release to send the slide forward or just pull back and let go?

Just learning best practices..
 

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I always let mine go, round or no round. I haven't had a problem yet.

I could be proved wrong at some point of time though..
 

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When I went through the Academy they told us to always pull the slide back. (to make it a habit) During times of stress the fine motor skills go away and you fall back on training...blah, blah, blah.

So, I try to alwyas pull back the slide. But I admit, I still use the slide release from time to time.
 

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for some reason I cringe when a slide is released on a empty chamber, kind of like fingernails on a chalkboard.
 

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Is it bad for your glock to send the slide forward on an empty chamber? I've heard it's bad for it so I always ride it forward.. but am I just being cautious when I don't need to be?
for some reason I cringe when a slide is released on a empty chamber, kind of like fingernails on a chalkboard.
There is no need to ride the slide home at any time.

Remember checking the chamber clear, mag removed and slide forward, pull trigger. That's the proper storage position for a GLOCK not in use.

Glock made the Slide STOP lever to stop the slide to the rear when you run out of ammo in the current mag. It isn't called the slide RELEASE lever so there must be a reason in all this madness.

Rack that slide to the rear and let it go home on the recoild spring! Try practicing grabbing the slide with the weak hand and pushing the gun toward the target with the strong hand (and away from the weak hand) and you'll see how easy it is to get the gun back on target.
 
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