ever the slide release on your finger?

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  1. pm666

    pm666

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    I've seen plenty of vids/documents about physically checking to make sure a round isn't in the barrel by inserting your finger through the slide/ejection port and I was wondering if anyone has ever had that slide release and got their finger caught? If so, what happened? I've got a 21SF and that is a lot of force going forward on a finger.

    Thanks,
    paul
     
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    time_xx NRA life member

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    Glock manual that comes with gun: Section C, General Precautions. Number 25 states...

    Never place fingers in ejection port: They could be injured by the slide moving forward unintentionally.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Not on a Glock,.....I've had my thumb smashed in my M1 Garand! :faint:
     
  4. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Nope.

    Physically hold the slide stop lever up with your thumb while doing the chamber check.
     
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    bluejdixon Ammo Hoarder

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    I wasn't aware they made swear words coarse enough for a moment like that.
     
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    RedHaze Handgunner

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    If you do let the slide go home. You WILL bleed.

    While I haven't had a glock sent home on my finger. I've had a few dumb boots out on ranges send the bolt on an M16 home on one of my digits. Not fun. But I got it back out of them.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    You mean the eleven pound M1 Garand? :)

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    I always rack the slide several times, followed by a visual inspection, followed by a few more racks.

    I'm too paranoid the slide will nail my finger.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Yep,....kinda looked like that, but I was up on my toes dancing around
    in a circle and cussing enough to make a Sailor blush.
    I've been told it ONLY happens once in a lifetime.
     
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    best pic ever.
    finger caught in a rifle. dvd collection and two tie fighters and a couple other star wars toys/die casts in the backround:faint:
     
  11. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    Just once, the dang gun went off and shot my fingernail through living room window. Scared the dog so bad he ran away from home. :dog: Cost me $230 to replace the glass and another $200 for a new dog.
    Now, it only hurts when I pick my nose. :kidding:

    :laughing:
     
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    I thought I was the only nerd that saw the Star Wars toys.
     
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    bluejdixon Ammo Hoarder

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    Anyone else notice the nice groupings?
     
  14. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    I find it a little bit amazing how much those movies seem to find their way into everyday life......I don't think there's ever been a time when I've posted that picture that someone hasn't noticed and commented on the Tie fighters on the table! :)

    But no one has ever mentioned the badge and Glock on my belt.....yeah the pic was taken some years ago when I was still employed and before my sons moved out.
     
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    They aren't really that great for an M1 at that range. :whistling:
     
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    Seeing that M1, I've just gotta throw in a little off-topic story.

    I entered the Army in the days when we still kept our weapons in racks in the barracks bay. We had Saturday morning inspection (SMI) every Saturday in those days. A common practical joke was to insert a chap stick into a buddy's rifle just prior to falling out onto the company street for in-ranks inspection. It was great fun to watch the chap stick get ejected over the inspecting officer's shoulder as your unsuspecting buddy smartly slammed the bolt open for the inspection arms routine. Sometimes, the inspecting officer had as much trouble keeping a straight face as the instigator did. :supergrin:
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    You don't think 3" groups at 600 yards is OK for a rack grade Garand???











    ;)

    Yeah, those are 25 yard pistol targets......the score was 300 with 17 X's.....100x5 slow fire, 100x5 timed fire, and 100x7 rapid fire, one handed at 25 yards with my S&W Model 14, .38spl....and open sights on a Bo-Mar rib. I usta could shoot that gun real well back before I got all these extra lenses in my glasses. :)

    Here's the whole pic of the targets in the frame:
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    The top one is the full sized target that was shot in slow fire, the other two are repair centers that were stapled over the first one. That's why the last one (rapid fire) has ten holes in it, the bottom left one has 20 holes, and the big one has 30 holes.

    Here's a close shot of the rapid fire target:
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    I've been a bullseye competitor my entire adult life, it's a great way to develop good shooting skills, when you get good at hitting the ten ring at 25 yards one handed, ALL other shooting games come to you much easier. It's kinda like learning to drive with a clutch, it makes driving a car with an automatic transmission simple.
     
  18. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Oh.......that's a good one, I might have to try that with one of our Legion rifles sometime. :)

    It would seem to be a fairly good way to get a guy to check his rifle everytime he pics it up too......
     
  19. G36_Me

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    Just for me: I will continue to visual and physically check (more than once). Since my Glock requires me to pull the trigger before disassembly, I take the check of chamber and mag well very seriously.

    I was introduced to this vid during my CCW class. Left a huge impact on me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE3QAeYRk-A
     
  20. napp32

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    lol...just pulling your chain a little bit. The "range" I was referring to was the distance from where you are standing to the target. :supergrin: