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Old 04-27-2009, 1:24 PM
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Racking the slide is usually a matter of training, rather than strength (check out Kathy Jackson's tutorial on

I've only met one woman, out of the dozens I've taught to rack the slides on semiautos, who wasn't able to rack the slide--and she was 70 and had arthritis in her hands. She shoots .38 +Ps out of her S&W 19-4 instead.
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