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Old 02-20-2012, 10:48   #1
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20sf, correct way to load chamber?

Is it bad for the gun to insert one round in the chamber, drop the slide then insert the mag? Or should u load from the mag only?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:55   #2
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Yes, it is bad for the extractor in most guns, not sure about Glocks specifically.

If you want to load +1, load up the mag, insert, rack, eject magazine, load one more round, and insert again.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:55   #3
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:47   #5
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Only load from the mag, any pistol, any brand or model.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:49   #6
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:27   #7
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time to get edumacated

a buddy(400#s) and i were shooting in the country(Mickey's lease in dallas)and i "topped off" as the OP is wondering about. my buddy told me how dangerous that is. i told him bulltwinkies, i do this all the time. so i did it again. kapow!
that was the last time i did it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:20   #8
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I was at an Advanced Pistol Operator's Course a while back and the very high speed military instructors ran us through a drill where we picked up an empty pistol and loose rounds off the ground. It was a drill to get us to "make any pistol work in any condition to finish the fight". It required us to drop load one round and then throw in a partial mag. It killed me to do this. I could hear my extractor screaming every time.

I was running my G22, but they had some guys running this drill on 1911s. Ouch!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:23   #9
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I would suggest that all semi auto pistols be loaded from a mag. Some may be okay with dropping one in the chamber but why possibly cause damage.
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Old 02-21-2012, 20:30   #10
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Besides possible damage to the extractor, you run the risk of shearing the rim off the brass, with a resulting FTE. Bad idea in a defensive scenario.
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Old 02-21-2012, 21:05   #11
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How about this, if you find a way to break it, get back to us with pics

Generally its good practice to load from the magazine, But I doubt you will run into issues in your glock.
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Old 02-21-2012, 22:20   #12
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The Glock extractor does have a bevel and spring that will enable it to work in a pinch. I have done this a number of times for the sake of experimentation. However, it does seem like a lot of unnecessary wear and tear to do all of the time.
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