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Old 02-26-2020, 10:58 AM
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Give this a try.

Instead of pulling the slide back, grip the slide and extend that arm straight, or hold it in a position comfortable for you while extended, then push the Frame fwd while gripping the handle then release the slide once the handle is fully fwd.. This method helped my wife. It’s even easier if the hammer is cocked as mentioned By another post.

Some people grip the slide and hold it close to the body with a bend elbow and then press the handle fwd. Both methods help some people...
Somewhere along the way I was taught the push method. Either in the military or possibly a friend showing me his AMT Hardballer as I have never owned a semi.

I will be checking out some .380s looking for a pocket carry at the upcoming gun show. Also I may pick up a Handi-Racker 2 for my friend with arthritis if there is any price break. Twenty bucks is high for a piece of plastic, maybe I'll just rout (or glue-up) one out of hardwood.
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My Sis works for the state patrol and they taught all the girls the push method.
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Yes , the 1911 A that you have in your hand when you are scared $hitless !

The slide will rack like butter !
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Somewhere along the way I was taught the push method. Either in the military or possibly a friend showing me his AMT Hardballer as I have never owned a semi.

I will be checking out some .380s looking for a pocket carry at the upcoming gun show. Also I may pick up a Handi-Racker 2 for my friend with arthritis if there is any price break. Twenty bucks is high for a piece of plastic, maybe I'll just rout (or glue-up) one out of hardwood.
I recently read an old review of Smith & Wesson's "380EZ". I'd be tracking one down if I didn't already have a good pocket carry piece. Want my lady friend out in Idaho to try one, too. Her tough-guy trainer sold her on a Springfield XDS, but she cannot work it at all.
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I like hammer guns
Among others, I have a few XDEs
They are designed to be easy to rack
And so they are
Very happy
Normally carry a .45 ACP XDE if I go that direction
You can go cocked and locked or just DA/SA
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Yes I push the slide from the front of the barrel .
The full size 1911 racks better then a commander size or Officers model .
My SDX is Very stif to rack
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If you need a gun in a caliber that's good for self defense and an easy to rack slide get the M&P 9 EZ.
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Idk if this will be helpful, but my S&W M&P Compact 22 is easy to slide back.
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There is no 1911 that can compare to a P220, cept maybe the Sig 1911.
I shot only 1911s for 50 years. Then bud had me shoot his P220. Bought it on the spot.
He has been trying to buy it back ever since.
OP is you want a easy slide, to the the CMP website and buy a used rack grade 1911.
You can upgrade it later if you wish. Ive never had any rack grade 1911 in 20 years in the Army I could not hit the 100 yard gong with.
The P220 is cheating at 100 yards, Their slides are tight, Mrs Wire can not even pull it back. Thats why she shoots 357 mag.
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My Sig 22 is also easy to slide.
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I recently read an old review of Smith & Wesson's "380EZ". I'd be tracking one down if I didn't already have a good pocket carry piece. Want my lady friend out in Idaho to try one, too. Her tough-guy trainer sold her on a Springfield XDS, but she cannot work it at all.
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I like hammer guns
Among others, I have a few XDEs
They are designed to be easy to rack
And so they are
Very happy
Normally carry a .45 ACP XDE if I go that direction
You can go cocked and locked or just DA/SA
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If you need a gun in a caliber that's good for self defense and an easy to rack slide get the M&P 9 EZ.
Easiest racking pistol around? ***M&P 9 Shield EZ*** - YouTube
I love how someone asks about something very specific about a specific gun (and he gets good specific answers), yet folks will divert to other guns because those are their favorites.

Dude wasn't asking what he should get instead of a 1911, he was asking how about an easier 1911.
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Fair enough
And it hurt you how ?????
Did the O/P comission you to speak-out on this grave matter ?????
I never mind about thread drift
In fact, it can be amusing or interesting or both
But if the O/P wants an easy racking slide
Her got his answer
So I see no harm
Just a long post complaining about thread drift
That did nothing to answer the O/P's question ironically
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The self-appointed guardians of. . . . .um, well, something, are just another fact of life.
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The self-appointed guardians of. . . . .um, well, something, are just another fact of life.
just an observation. I wonder sometimes (and it's worse on the FB reloading groups) if people even read the original post, just can't wait to talk about *their* thing.

And here I am, causing freakin' post drift!

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Normalcy bias is showing. There's a lot of people who just don't have the hand strength typical of yer healthy middle-aged male. Neither technique nor training can overcome that limitation. I know perfectly well how to do it, but when I try to jerk the slide on a Glock it slips out of my grip about 3/4 of the way back. I also flinch from the pain in the wrist of hand holding the grip. Arthritis sucks, and there's no cure.

Let's all hope that the O.P. isn't as far gone.
It seems you really don't if your method isn't working.

Perhaps you should also pay closer attention to what I said.

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All of them should be easy for most people if they use the proper technique.
Most try to be too gentle and slow.
Most don't have arthritis. Still, one doesn't need great strength if they learn a proper technique. What happens with you and your Glock has little to do with the OP's question about Colt 1911's
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Dude wasn't asking what he should get instead of a 1911, he was asking how about an easier 1911.

Currently the ones I like playing with the best are tuned to be able to use a 12 lb recoil spring and reliably lock the slide back on the last round of an empty mag. There is a noticeable difference in the slide dip when rounds are chambered / fired.
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You can get the rear sights with a flat rear or ledge as most call it and with style you can snag the flat of the rear sight against a table, your belt or even your boot and just push down.
I have a couple of Les Baer 1911's with the accuracy guarantee and until they are broken in and even after they are broken in they can be a bear to rack. I will use the rear sight to rack em
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You can get the rear sights with a flat rear or ledge as most call it and with style you can snag the flat of the rear sight against a table, your belt or even your boot and just push down.
I have a couple of Les Baer 1911's with the accuracy guarantee and until they are broken in and even after they are broken in they can be a bear to rack. I will use the rear sight to rack em
Your method also works well on clearing a hard jam.
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Spring weight measuring tools are not hard to make and do not have to take up a pile of space...



Most times you are measuring the weight needed to pull to the max possible spring compression length in your particular firearm.

You can measure that distance for yourself or in many cases just look it up.





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Lady Colt. Easy Rack, for those with a rack. Ships with Tampo Carrier
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Call Wolff Springs and tell them the make, model sidearm and load that you shoot. They can determine and provide the correct Recoil spring weight which may be lighter than what’s currently installed. He may also have other suggestions on how to reduce the amount of force needed to work the slide.

https://www.gunsprings.com/
^^^^^^^^^

I have always replaced my springs with Wolff springs.

MY main 1911 started out as a Gold Cup. They are set up for target.

I replaced all the springs with heavy ones for the heavy loads I carried.

Wolff can definitely set you up right.
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Have you ever seen a 1911 with an easy to rack slide other than a super high end race gun?
I've never even seen the gun I suggested. I just know that it is called EZ for a reason. People need to be able to manipulate the guns they own. A 1911 is far from the best option for the OP.
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Some of the "experts" would drop dead if they knew how light the springs are that run on competition open and limited guns. And yes, these guns are major power factor guns.
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