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Old 04-14-2013, 5:02 PM
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when i was first teaching a few female friends of mine to shoot, they had trouble racking the slide on my glock and 1911. it wasn't that they didn't have the strength to do it, but it seemed they were a bit intimidated by it and wanted to rack it with the "pinching" approach which is quite difficult at times.

i tried to instill the overhand grip where you rack the slide with your whole hand and once they got more comfortable with it they had no issues.

i still hear guys at the range talking about how women don't, or can't, do this and that with guns and it annoys me. maybe they've just forgotten how new to guns they once were.
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