Pistolcraft: Slide Release or Slingshot?

Would You Hit It — Slide Release or Slingshot?

 

Remember this:  Practice does not make Perfect, it makes PERMANENT!

It pays to frequently re-evaluate your firearm habits to make sure they are not detrimental to REALISTIC FIREARMS TRAINING.

For me, I was trained early on to NEVER use my slide release lever and ALWAYS use the SLINGSHOT method to CHARGE the Pistol.

In the Event of having to manipulate the weapon one-handed, the slingshot can be done using the heel of your shoe/ boot.

Bottom line, which ever way you choose, slide release or slingshot, TRAIN that way ALL THE TIME! Repetition builds muscle memory.

 

The Armed Citizen Corner: The Surreptitious Draw, A Neglected Skill

The Surreptitious Draw: A Neglected Skill

 

I have long been a student of MAXIMIZING speed and efficency with weapons by MINIMIZING unncecessary body movement.

This is why I am a proponent of AIWB carry (Appendix Inside the Waistband) for both handgun and fixed blade knife.

“To draw the gun discreetly, focus on minimizing movement in the elbows and shoulders, as these movements clearly alert anyone who is watching that you are reaching for a weapon. Again, the AIWB carry position offers an advantage here as you can minimize the movement in your shoulders and elbows.”