CJOHNSON, have you ever heard of any of the top gun instructors who argues against the sling shot method? I honestly have not for all the reasons I have mentioned.
October 8, 2015 at 7:37pm
DIRTY, is this the same military that back in 1911 and for many decades thereafter also practiced “water discipline” i.e. limiting one from drinking water instead of today’s correct practice of “the body is the best canteen” method?
Again, the evolution of safety.
October 8, 2015 at 7:32pm
DIRTY, it is called safety evolution. Browning’s 1911 did have serrations on the front but look at modern 19911s; they have serrations on the back for the sling shot method.
You are absolutely correct about the number one rule of gun safety is keeping one’s finger off the trigger but it is often not followed. The slingshot method prevents it from causing harm to the shooter. A round fired by a finger on the trigger either by sling shot or palm method will harm whoever may be in the line of fire. Indeed another argument for the sling shot over the palm method is that it has the weapon facing forward whereas those using the palm method often have a tendency to turn the gun to the side while racking it as is evidenced in the picture in this story.
October 8, 2015 at 7:13pm
CJOHNSON, “How is your hand going to get shot?”
Because racking from the palm requires doing so on the top of the gun. When pulling the slide back this way one often has the tendency to ride the slide forward with that top hand and when they bring that hand down to the grip they do so by going in front of the muzzle.
This is not a problem if one does not have their finger on the trigger which happens more than people think.
I have personally witnessed a guy shoot off half of his ring and pinky fingers because he palm racked his 1911 during a stress fire shoot.
By using the sling shot method one’s thumb and forefinger hand does not got on top of the gun and comes up under it to grab the grip. Neither hand has a tendency to go in front of the muzzle.
 October 8, 2015 at 4:07pm
ZAPPA, this country is obsessed with alleged “institutional White racism” against blacks. And that is despite the billions of dollars spent on special programs to benefit blacks and other minorities as well as other blatant anti-White practices.
And there is indeed a battle for the hierarchy of PC groups. Oprah took heat for supporting the black candidate over the woman candidate. Feminists are now fighting transexuals for their place on the PC scale of “victims”.
Whites were indeed considered “collectively responsible” for the Charleston shooting. What do you think the removal of all the Southern symbols like the Confederate flag was all about?! Why do you think Glenn Beck went to Charleston other than to grovel and show to the world that he is “one of the good Whites”?
Do you really think that if the Oregon shooter specifically shot to kill just muslims or gays or women or transexuals or blacks or any other PC protected group the coverage would not be nonstop about his “bigotry and bias” against that group?! Especially if he was a White male Christian who did the shooting?
There are indeed PC approved templates for societal judgement. Based on the treatment of this story – as well as others – society does not have such a template for when Christianity is the target.
[-2] October 8, 2015 at 3:41pm
5, I think proper gun safety is indeed extremely important so when I see something unsafe I think pointing it out is necessary.
[-3] October 8, 2015 at 3:39pm
GAUGE, watched the video and this guy is simply wrong. I am not aware of any top named gun instructor who would recommend the palm method. And I have been trained by one of the legends.
Please see my reply to SLAP above as to why the palm method is unsafe.
[-2] October 8, 2015 at 3:33pm
SLAP, it is a very dangerous way to rack a handgun. Racking with the palm can cause the palm to go forward of the muzzle and if the shooter has their finger on the trigger (happens more than people think) the shooter will shoot his/her hand. I have personally witnessed this.
Using the sling shot method eliminates this risk making it the only safe method for racking.
The sling shot method is far more effective for women or those who are weak. One can either hold the slide still with their thumb and forefinger while pushing the grip forward with the other hand (arm) or they can simultaneously pull back the slide using their thumb and fore finger while also pushing the grip forward. Women can do this very easily and it is the only safe way to rack a slide.
 October 8, 2015 at 12:14pm
BLINK, HALF, said it well.
Force is used to either get someone to do something he or she does not want to do or it is used to prevent someone from doing something they want to do even though it harms no one else. Both uses of force are immoral.
Freedom from religion requires a use of force to deny others of their rights (immoral) while freedom of religion requires no force (moral) because it neither denies others of their rights or require participation of others into religions (beliefs) they do not agree with.
 October 8, 2015 at 11:49am
JROOK, I think the difference is that the Charleston shooting was because of race and race trumps everything in this country. Whites were considered “collectively responsible” for the church shooting.
In the hierarchy of PC shooting someone because of their protected race status (black) is considered to be far more gawdawful than shooting Christians because of their Christianity.
[-7] October 8, 2015 at 11:40am
And yet another picture of unsafe weapons handling from the Blaze. Slides should never be racked by palm. Slingshot is the only safe way. Sigh.
Well, at least they didn't have their finger on the trigger of that Glock when they racked it!
Really...that is what you get out of this story? sigh...
Really? Just shows how much you know.....
The picture shows a very effective way to rack a handgun, especially for women.
You are just completely wrong on this one.
I gotta go with Heisen on this one; I never put my hand over the breach if I can help it.
I call BS on you. The 1911 has cocking serrations on the front of the slide. And they are there for a reason. I am certain John Browning and US Military know a little more about guns and gun safety than you do. It doesn’t matter which way you rack a semi-auto. What DOES matter is that your finger IS NOT ON THE TRIGGER. smh
Maybe you can explain why John Browning put cocking serrations on the front of the 1911 slide? I'll tell you why he did - so that you can push the slide back slightly to see if a round is chambered. This action actually places your hand in front of the muzzle. Suffice to say John Browning and US Military knew that the only time the move is dangerous is when some chuckle head HAS HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER. Racking the slide is never the problem. Proper muzzle and trigger safety are the culprit. And speaking of the "sling shot" - go ahead and do that to someone else's $2500 Ed Brown Custom to check if it is loaded. Then prepare for a tongue lashing.
October 8, 2015 at 11:22am
TZION, you have assumed that I did not do my research. I did. The specific numbers are hard to pinpoint exactly but these two links will show that it is harder for non Jewish Israelis to get licenses due to the requirement of having to serve in the Israeli defense services, not being in certain jobs etc.
The point is that self defense should be universal not just for Jews in Israel.
October 8, 2015 at 11:00am
TZION, it is a matter of percentages. Jews make up about 2% of the US population. But what are the last names of some of the biggest gun control supporters including US Senators and Reps? (I know it is “impolite” to notice such things but noticing things is what people do.)
Which is baffling to me. Show me a Jew (or a black) for gun control and I will show you an idiot.
October 8, 2015 at 10:39am
USEFUL, thus is the mind of the collectivist. Government trumps human rights. Glad you recognized this doublethink too.
USEFUL, are non Jewish Israelis able to get those licenses the same as Jewish Israelis?
 October 8, 2015 at 10:12am
Nor should it be. Why do you think people need government’s permission to exercise their Natural Law Rights?
And I again politely ask you to stop using the word Libertarian in your name. It is intellectually dishonest.
 October 8, 2015 at 10:07am
JACKIE, gun control is about people control. It is the State’s way to monopolize its power. The State has proven itself a monster. It is a beast that must be kept on a leash ( I myself say kill the dang thing).
Background checks are simply back door gun registration.
“If you’re a convicted domestic abuser, you’re not a law abiding, non-violent citizen.”
But will you still be able to get a gun? Certainly.
But the whole argument of gun control is based on the seriously flawed – laughable actually – notion that guns cause violence.
[-1] October 8, 2015 at 9:46am
OLD, how many of America’s progressive Jews support gun control here?
A meager fraction of the useless atheist humanists and retarded baptists. Oh, and abortion friendly Catholics. Ugly ratios if you want to delve into it pink skunk. Millions to one type ratios.
How many of America's progressive Christians support gun control?
Your question is bizarre. You might as well ask how many registered Democrats didn't vote in the Republican primary. Progressives, by definition, typically support gun control, regardless of their religion or lack thereof.
TZION, it is a matter of percentages. Jews make up about 2% of the US population. But what are the last names of some of the biggest gun control supporters including US Senators and Reps? (I know it is "impolite" to notice such things but noticing things is what people do.)
Which is baffling to me. Show me a Jew (or a black) for gun control and I will show you an idiot.
Again, you are once again looking at a subset of a population and assuming all members are the same. You said Jews are 2% of the population? What percentage do you think the people you're talking about make up. Even if you named 500 lead gun control supporters, that's not even 0.001% of the population. What exactly is that supposed to prove? Catholics make up a much larger percentage of the US population and I could easily point out how many catholic politicians (Kerry, Pelosi, etc) support gun control.
[-9] October 8, 2015 at 9:44am
Will all Israeli citizens be allowed to carry or is it just Jewish Israelis who will have the right of self defense?
Comments like those are the paradigm of disinformation. Why ask the question WHEN THE ANSWER CAN BE FOUND JUST BY DOING RESEARCH? Answer, because you don't want to know the answer. You want to believe the answer supports your narrative and ask a question that is phrased in a way to imply as much. You're too cowardly to actually check because you're afraid it would actually contradict you.
In short, you're a coward and are guilty of spreading deceit.
October 8, 2015 at 9:35am
SOWHAT, you bring up a valid point.
First let me state that I am against all government skools. But if they are here how are they to be arranged must be addressed.
If the majority of the students of a skool are muslim children should they be allowed to have no Christian holidays and instead have nothing but islamic holidays? And vice versa.