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5 years 36 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

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"Slingshoting" a mag

I've heard of this several times, but do not know what it means. Can anyone help me out with understanding this?

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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the idea that on a semi-auto you pull back and let go fast to chamber a round. The other option is to 'ride it down' which my instructor cautioned me not to do, which I did at first befire I was more familiar. He taught me to just pull back with my left hand as I was pushing forward with my right hand (makes it far easier) and let go. I thought the gun was stiff and was having a hard time doing it until he showed me what I was doing wrong. It takes both hands in a smooth motion. Now it's easy. It may mean something else, too, but that's how I have heard the term used.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:16 AM

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Schuyler is right

Slingshotting refers to the slide-lock magazine change technique where you pull the slide all the way back to fully compress the sling and let it go as opposed to using the slide stop lever. Interestingly enough, Gaston Glock designed his pistol with this technique in mind, which is why the slide stop lever is so small and flat.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:31 AM

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sling shotting

so is this supposed to be bad for the weapon?ie:wear?

5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:34 AM

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No, it's not bad

The concept behind it is that you are more likely to get the round fully chambered by pulling the slide back and compressing the recoil spring completely. It's just slower than the slide stop lever

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 1:42 AM

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ok

i gotcha!stuff like this is why i am considering taking a defensive handgun course.i got the scatterguns and assault rifle tactics down but handguns are fairly new to my game.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 7:47 AM

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Thanks guys

It all makes sense now! I already chamber rounds this way.....Just was confused on the lingo.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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It is all in prefrence some do it either way.
The Glock manual even speaks of droping the slide stop lever to chamber a round!Dosen't make any diffrence as long as your weapon chambers the round,
and you get familiar with the technique.
I personally use the left hand over the top while pushing with the right on the frame method.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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I've tried this technique, as I've noticed Todd Jarrett using it. I figure if the world's best does it, it should be good for me. But I'm stuck in my ways, I guess. I'll stick with dominant thumb

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