Widder, SASS #59054 Posted May 25, 2020 Share Posted May 25, 2020 This is something WE semi-auto pistol shooters can talk about. I've witnessed over the course of a couple decades of shooting that MANY folks shooting a semi-auto pistol will often use the 'slide/bolt lock open' device by pushing it down to release the slide/bolt when chambering a first round. AND... I've witnessed MANY folks who will pull back on the slide/bolt to release it when chambering a first round. My observations have shown me that those who use the lock open device as a Slide/Bolt Release mechanism for an extended period of time have started having their slides NOT lock open on the last rounds, but rather close. AND... contrary to that, I've observed those shooters who ONLY use that mechanism as a Slide/Bolt Lock Open device have a greater reliability of the Slide/Bolt locking in the open position after a last round has been fired. This past summer of 2019, I noticed on a couple of pistols were failing to lock open because the locking device was wearing heavily on the edge of the Slide/Bolt because it had been used as a 'Release' device. My thinking is that these devices will function much more reliably for a longer period if they are used as a Locking or 'Hold Open' mechanism and NOT as a 'slide/bolt release' mechanism. Have any of you experienced this OR have any of you Semi-auto pistol shooters used this device as a 'Release' mechanism over the years and have not had any issues with failure of your slide/bolt locking open after the last round is fired? Thanks for your input. ..........Widder Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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