Originally Posted by TenaciousRock
I was pulling back on the slide to unlock it and easing back...which I suppose means its my own fault. Is it common practice to just release the stop or pull the slide back and let it go to slam it home?
I think I was just being cautious since its a $500+ investment that I want to last lol
When you ride the slide and ease it home you don't allow things to woork properly and the extractor hangs up on the case.
As posted, slingshot or the slide release is the only way to go
As far as hurting the gun....everytime time you pull the trigger and the gun cycles on it own it slams the slide....why would it hurt the gun if you did the same thing on the first round? The gun is designed to slam its slide back and forth.
Hope this helps! Good luck