Proper way to chamber a round - G17
Good to meet you here.
My G17 is for home defense on my nightstand. I leave a magazine of 15 rounds in the gun...but NONE chambered.
My question is: What is the best way to chamber a round, in the dark?
Should I just rack the slide back and let it slam the round into the chamber, as I do at the shooting range with the pistol pointed downrange?
Should I rack the slide back and gently chamber the round, while holding the pistol at a 45 degree downward angle?
My fear is a slam fire. I understand those are rare, but are caused by a dirty or clogged striker pin channel. So if the pistol is kept clean that should eliminate that probability.....but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I think you get my question and I look forward to your reply.