Just got my first Glock - a 26 gen 4 and am curious. When loading a round in the chamber, i normally just lock the slide open, put a round in the chamber, close the slide and insert my full mag. To clarify, my main carry gun is an HK P7M8 and loading this way has never been an issue. With the glock, the barrel will not lock and the slide will not go forward all the way and the only way to get a round loaded in the chamber is to put in a loaded mag and rack the slide. Is this normal? Also, even though the glock will never replace my P7 as my main carry gun, (to me nothing beats this HK as the ultimate gun, bar none) I was pleasantly surprised how accurate and manageable the glock was at the range, I really like it!