A Beginner’s Checklist for New Gun Owners | USCCA

Beginning your journey as a responsibly armed gun owner may seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Use this beginner’s checklist as a guide. It should be reviewed by every new gun owner or anyone considering a firearm for self-defense.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/a-beginners-checklist-for-new-gun-owners/

“A drop on the barrel hood and the cocking block are needed.”

What is the “cocking block” ? I am not familiar with that term … and an internet search provided no help.

Gary- thanks for reading.

The cocking block is the part on the bottom of the slide that actually catches the lip of the cartridge rim and feeds it into the chamber. Lube the line of the cocking block, not the end where it meets the cartridge.


Thanks Bob, I think this is where you are talking about:

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Here’s a copy of some of tips from the makers at “Beretta”:

10-CCW-Tips.pdf (544.1 KB)

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