I'm sure this has been addressed at some point, however I couldn't find anything on it. Was at the range with a buddy and he would always load a mag.. Pull the slide back drop one in the barrel through the slide let it go and then insert the mag. I said wow I don't know how great it is to chamber your gun that way.. He said he had done it that way for over 2 decades so he was happy to continue.. I honestly don't know... Is that an acceptable way to get the first round in?