At Gunsite with several writers, Colt, Galco, XS Sights and Trijicon and I am learning like I always do when I am here.
So how do you operate the slide on a semi-auto handgun?
Gunsite teaches the palm down, thumb to the rear method but the thumb forward method is popular.
Its true you can manipulate the slide easier in the retention position with the Gunsite method but I and others feel the thumb forward technique is faster.
Is it faster enough to matter?
Does it compromise the security of the handgun?
I honestly cannot say. What I can say is that Gunsite teaches things for a reason and that’s reason enough for me to give it an honest try.