why? And I’ve had this debate in PMC groups. Aside from checking the condition of a firearm that one hasn’t handled for a while, if I’m shooting orwhatever, my weapon operates as its supposed to then why do I need to do press checks while shooting? Every time it went bang a round was there and it went bang again. Whether I reload or Tac re load or whatever the weapon had been functioning as expected.To form a habit?
To make a press check. If you form a habit of doing it every time you handle the gun, you don't forget to do it when you should.
Ok. Everybody has their way.I have seen it happen many times, and it has happened to me also, that a shooter for some reason does not chamber a round properly, or fails to rack the slide althogether.
I have formed a habit of doing a press check when I reload an empty gun. Either during practice session, or when loading duty ammo after the session.