how to rack the slide of your handgun

How to rack the slide of your handgun!

August 26, 2016 0 Comments

How to rack the slide of your handgun:

We’ve had many people in our courses that have such a difficult time racking the slide of their firearm. We often have people ask us how to rack the slide of your handgun, during our courses. They even purchase firearms based on the difficulty of racking the slide. This can be dangerous! What you need is practice and to do it the right way. It’s important that it’s done the right way due to the ergonomics with the proper grip.

I made a short video on how to rack the slide easier and WHY it’s important to do it this way. Take a few minutes to watch and try it out. Be sure to put your ammo away in a separate room and follow the 4 firearm safety rules.


  1. Act as though all firearms are always loaded.
  2. Never point the muzzle at anything you don’t want to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until your sites are on target and you’re ready to fire.
  4. Be sure of your target; what’s in front of it and what’s behind it.

You must live and breath these rules when practicing with your firearm, whether you’re at home or at the range.



Mil-Spec Mom

Nila is an Army Wife, mother of two boys, and a firearms instructor. She is currently pursuing a double masters in Homeland Security & Emergency Disaster Management, while trying to balance the daily life of being a SAHM/WAHM. She loves ice cream and learning about self-defense as a mother. For more info please click the "About Mil-Spec Mom" tab at the top.