I'm asking because my knowledge of 1911 etiquette amounts to about zero... So I was at the range yesterday and saw a nice Nighthawk in the rental counter so never having handled a 1911 before, I asked to get my hands around it. I'm checking it out getting a feel for it, then I pull the slide release and the slide shoots home, the guy jumps and says WHOAH, whoah whoah... you cant let a 1911 slide shoot home unless there's a magazine in!! Ummm.. ok, sorry... Thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!