Can I rack the slide with an empty magazine?

Can I rack the slide with an empty magazine?

You can close the slide with an empty mag in the pistol by pulling the slide slightly to the rear, depressing the slide lock lever while easing the slide forward. The slide locks back on an empty mag to facilitate reloading or clearing the pistol. Make it real; keep it respectful.

Why does the slide lock back?

It’s called the slide stop. It’s there for a reason. When you’ve fired the last round in your pistol’s magazine, the magazine’s follower pushes up against the slide stop and causes it to catch in a recess in the pistol’s slide. This, in turn, causes the slide to be locked back.

Does using the slide release damage the gun?

It reduces wear to “slingshot” the slide and it is a good idea for the sake of the firearm. In a tactical situation you want to bring the weapon to battery rapidly so you would want a fast release. Otherwise, it is better to release the pressure off of the slide stop before releasing the slide.

Does Sig take Glock mags?

For the benefit of people living in any of the free states, the full size SIG P320 in . 45 ACP uses a 10-round mag while the compact version uses a 9-round mag. On the other hand, the Glock 21 uses a 13-round mag. That’s a whopping 30% more .

Is it bad to rack the slide?

Every time you rack the slide an unfired round will be ejected. If there is an unloaded magazine in, the slide with stay back after the first rack and you will not be able to rack it again. If there is no magazine at all, you can keep racking your gun all day long if you want… and nothing will happen.

What Glocks use the same magazine?

Are GLOCK magazines interchangeable across all generations?

  • Generation 1, 2, and 3 magazines will interchange as long as the magazine release is in the standard right hand configuration (except ambidextrous models).
  • Generation 4 magazines will interchange with all previous GLOCK generations.

Who makes SIG magazines?

The Italian magazine manufacturer Mec-Gar is the 800lb. gorilla of firearm magazine manufacturing, and produces magazines for not only SIG, but S&W, Springfield, Walther, Kimber – nearly any and every firearm manufacturer out there. SIG also uses the American magazine manufacturer Check-Mate to produce magazines.