Author Topic: ? Ride the slide  (Read 539 times)

Offline backupr9

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? Ride the slide
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:52:07 PM »
An instructor at my range suggested that I “ride the slide” with my left thumb on some of my small pistols.  I like the stability of the grip and it works on the Sig 365.  I tried it on my Ed Brown Special Forces .45 and the gun really did not like it...failed to feed the last round in the mag and would not lock back, but worked fine with my old grip.  My R9 is hors de combat at the moment but with the tight tolerances and the dependency on slide timing, I would worry that even slight interference with the slide would cause problems.  Anyone here use that grip?
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Offline PhilZ

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Re: ? Ride the slide
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 07:06:23 PM »
I've never tried that, but it doesn't seem like a good idea for a small pistol with tight engineering tolerances.  I could see a Glock with hot .40 loads not being affected, but I wouldn't want to try that on a Rohrbaugh.