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    Default How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    I was just watching reruns of live PD and noticed more than once an officer retrieved a semi automatic pistol and racked the slide like 10 times before stating itís unloaded. If you are in law-enforcement please let us know if thatís protocol. The only time I do it is after placing a drop of oil in each rail. When I was in the Navy we were still using 1911ís. When we took possession of a pistol we were taught to rack it back and visually inspect the chamber. Does racking it back and forth several times serve a practical purpose that I may be missing?
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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Ten times more unloaded is ten time more saferer.
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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    I rack several times as an extra check to make sure I didn't forget to pop the magazine (if I did, rounds should be popping out), but my last step is always lock the slide open and visually inspect both the chamber AND the mag well. I don't count, but if I had to guess it'd be maybe 4 times.

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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Drop mag.
    Rack 3 times.
    Lock open.
    Visual inspection,
    Finger inspection.
    Crack a beer.
    Turn on Star Trek.
    Done.
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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    3 times with a visual inspection.
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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Wait a minute, your supposed to rack the slide and inspect the chamber?

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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Wait a minute, your supposed to rack the slide and inspect the chamber?
    Sounds like you upgraded to audibly inspecting the chamber. Too operator for me.

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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    Drop mag.
    Rack 3 times.
    Lock open.
    Visual inspection,
    Finger inspection.
    Crack a beer.
    Turn on Star Trek.
    Done.
    Star Trek or kpop vids??

    Three times for me with visual inspection. But I have an OCD and do most things 3 times.

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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Wait a minute, your supposed to rack the slide and inspect the chamber?
    Only when someone's watching.
    The rest of the time just jam it in your shorts.
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    Default Re: How many times do you rack the slide before being confident itís not loaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by DK23 View Post
    Star Trek or kpop vids??

    Three times for me with visual inspection. But I have an OCD and do most things 3 times.
    I was speaking generally...
    For me personally it's Kpop all day every day
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