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    Question Loading gun 4 ccw?????

    Hello.
    Going to the ccw classes this weekend and was wondering.
    When you load yer semi, is there a certain way they like you to load it?
    I heard you should put the mag in, then chamber one, then put it on safety.
    Then I heard they want you to pull back the chamber, put the mag in, then release the chamber to load one.
    Does it really matter? HG

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    longtooth is offline Junior Member
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    Different instructors do things differently. They will tell you what to do & just follow instructions. That is why the call it a proficience test. Part of that is can you follow instructions from the RO.

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    Todd is offline Banned
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    My personal preference is to lock the slide back, put the mag in, tug back on the slide and let it rip. I do that because the mag slides home easier when the slide is back. But, like posted earlier, you're instructor will probably tell you what to do.

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    Don't put your finger anywhere near the trigger either

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    milquetoast is offline Member
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    Doesn't matter much. Instructor may have a preference; if so, do it that way, at least for the training session.

    The most important thing is to keep the muzzle pointed at the target while you are loading/unloading, and keep your finger off the trigger. (Which, I submit, should be revised to "Keep your goddam finger off the goddamn trigger!")

    If you are right-handed, the muzzle wants to point at the person on your left while you are loading/unloading/handling the gun. (Those muzzles are devious that way.) Solution: When loading/unloading/handling, turn your body to the right. I mean it, move your whole body, especially your feet, so the left side of your body is around 45 degrees toward the target, and the muzzle is pointing at the target. If you do fire the gun unintentionally, there better be a hole through the center of the target!

    Enjoy the class. You'll do fine.

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    Thanks 4 the info guys.
    I should do fine, but get a little nervouse sometimes. HG

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    TerryP Guest
    Pay attention and do what you are told and you will be fine. Before you take the exam practice, practice at a range greater than you will test at. When you take the test it will seem like a piece of cake.

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    Occram is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
    Hello.
    Going to the ccw classes this weekend and was wondering.
    When you load yer semi, is there a certain way they like you to load it?
    I heard you should put the mag in, then chamber one, then put it on safety.
    Then I heard they want you to pull back the chamber, put the mag in, then release the chamber to load one.
    Does it really matter? HG
    If you pulled back the slide again after chambering the first round you would eject that first round. The type of load that you wish to accomplish is usually done like this for automatics;

    1) Safety and clear the weapon
    2) Lock the slide back
    3) Fill your magazine
    4) Point in a safe direction and release the slide (Chambering a round)
    5) Release the magazine
    6) Top off the magazine with another round
    7) Replace the magazine

    Does it really matter? No, but if you want to get the +1 in the chamber for CCW it does. I like to just load a full magazine and chamber a round when I'm at the range because it alleviates some stress on the magazine spring that way. That's just me though...

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