||04-25-2013 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by FLtaco24
Well I've tried racking the slide with my nighthawk holster and it didn't work out so well, I actually chipped apiece of the plastic on my sight. The factory rear sight just to low. And I get what your saying about the likelihood to some people, but stuff happens that's why we have an opinion to arm ourselves if we want to. But thanks for your .02.
You're using factory fixed sights on your Glock? Get the factory night sights and they won't break. You can always put Mepro's on and it's the same thing.
I don't think you're getting what I'm saying. I'm not saying don't practice for the goofy rare instance what I'm saying is to consider all potentials in said situation. If you're trying to rack a slide one-handed I'm sure a myriad of things haven't gone to plan so planning for this narrow focus could very well be your undoing. You're mindset is to set your gun up for that rare instance to make it easier and what I'm saying is to learn to use parts less designed for this purpose and THAT may be a life saving skill someday more so than setting YOUR weapon up for that rare instance. In other words, say you get a rear sight that makes single handed operation easier. So now you're set should that rare instance present itself, right? What happens if for some reason that rare instance comes along but you don't have your weapon or it malfunctions or any number of things that make it so you have to pick up another handgun... what are the odds it will be set up the way you set yours up? Probably not good especially if you change out the rear sights with something more capable of single handed operation and never practiced doing it with less adequate parts but parts that are more universal and more likely to be on a picked up weapon.
That was what I was trying to say about practicing for highly unlikely scenarios. Both of these scenarios or just as unlikely and could even cross paths.