Racking a Glock slide with one hand

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This video shows a USPSA shooter load a Glock 35 and rack the slide with just one hand. He uses the inertia of the slide to rack it. It is very impressive.

In slow motion.

The shooter claims that the Glock is stock standard and that their have been no modifications to recoil spring.

How long till we see this in an over-the-top action movie?

Many thanks to Advocate for the links and slow-mo video.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Gary Gary on Nov 22, 2012

    this can be done, seen it with own glock. Austrian special forces guy did it. he did it a few times for me and did pick up a round. I was dumb founded, that was almost 20 years ago.

  • Dylan Franklin Draper Dylan Franklin Draper on Feb 15, 2013

    does it work with only Glocks? i think the recoil spring in my S&W M910 is too tough.