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Letting the slide go on an empty chamber

7503 Views 13 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  easyrider604
I've read on other forums that it is bad for the extractor to let the slide go on an empty chamber. Also, if you load one in the chamber without the mag in and let the slide go. I've read in my owners manual for my KP95 under how to load one in the chamber. It says to just load the chamber and release the slide lock. With no cautions. Is Ruger different then other guns that we don't need to worry about this. I'm guessing if you do break or wear out the extractor Ruger will replace it for free since you are doing it as they instruct you to. Has anyone had a problem with their extractor from doing this?
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There may not be any "rule" against it, but I just don't like the idea of a slide slamming shut on an empty chamber because the recoil spring is designed to strip a cartridge off the magazine and load it into the chamber . . . thus when there's no cartridge to load the entire spring effort is directed to slamming the slide home. Just seems like a little abuse I can avoid by letting the slide down gently. Takes no effort or appreciable amount of time. Makes me feel better.


I sure hope you guys will tolerate me as I ease the slide down on an empty chamber.

And if you don't . . . I really don't care.

;) ;) ;)
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