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Blackfoot

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Overhand or Slingshot
« on: July 28, 2014, 07:08:06 AM »
I have been getting some mixed descriptions of overhand and slingshot method of racking the slide.  Can someone give definitive descriptions of each.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 07:38:48 AM »
Slingshot = Pinch the back of the slide with your thumb and forefinger, pull back and release.
Overhand = Reach over the top of the slide with your hand and grasp it with more of your hand and fingers. 

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 07:59:39 AM »
Simple enough, that is the way I had it figured.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 08:24:18 AM »
There is probably a couple ways to do overhand. I use the front serrations on a couple of my guns with just my thumb and forefinger and find that works very well for me. It is sort of a combination of the slingshot and overhand.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 03:02:45 PM »
Also if you're lacking strength use the overhand BD describes and hold the slide and push the pistol .

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 03:20:33 PM »
I use slingshot exclusively, just feels right.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 03:50:32 PM »
I use my method because it keeps my hands closer together and just a very, very little faster for the first shot. Not much but measurable. 

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 05:02:37 PM »
I shoot traditional, left handed and it seems that slingshot racking is the most efficient for me.  Also, when and if I have to do a manual slide lock it the only way to go.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 10:06:25 PM »
Push & Release works for me ...
* Hold slide with left hand at the ribs
* Push frame forward with right hand
* Release the slide
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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 06:59:04 PM »
HI Gang; My gunsmith says to sling shot it. He saw a Ka-boom during racking years ago, just ask three finger Jim why.

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Re: Overhand or Slingshot
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 09:09:39 PM »
Doesn't make any difference!  In a correct over hand cock the hand is off the top of the slide before it begins to return to battery.  If your hand is still there you are riding the slide down and causing a host of other chambering problems.  A Ka-boom happens when the slide is not fully racked allowing the ejector to hit the primer.  You usually see it with Glocks with their pointy ejector and a shooter trying to eject a live round into their cupped hand because they are too lazy to bend over and pick them up off the ground.

For me the overhand is faster.
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