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You don't rack the slide all the way. You press the slide back a little to see if there's a round in the chamber. When I do it (seldom) I hook my thumb in the trigger guard and press the side of my index finger against the recoil plug. That will take the slide out of battery and let me see into the ejection port.OK, dumb question but how does one rack the slide utilizing the recoil spring plug? :thinking:
Primers, you are describing a "press check", yes?So in case of a life and death situtaion it can be racked with your belt or heel of your shoe.