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20sf, correct way to load chamber?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by orangeride, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. orangeride

    orangeride

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    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?
     
  2. BillPed

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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.


    Bill
     

  3. BlackDobe

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    Mag only.


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  5. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    Only load from the mag, any pistol, any brand or model.
     
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  7. xdmikey

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    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.
     
  8. 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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  9. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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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.
     
  10. Yondering

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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.
     
  11. gofastman

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    How about this, if you find a way to break it, get back to us with pics :supergrin:


    Generally its good practice to load from the magazine, But I doubt you will run into issues in your glock.
     
  12. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

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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.