When reloading, do you hit the slide release or rack the the slide? This seems to be somewhat debatable. Some 1911 guys say don’t use the slide release on a 1911, I think they may be talking about a collectible. Some people say hit the slide release since you may only have one hand, and if the mag slams home you won’t waist time and a round going over the top.
My LTC instructor actually told us not to use the slide release, and showed us a 1911 that no longer stayed open because of wear from the slide release.
I personally rack the slide. My 9mm PC Shields slide release mechanism is very difficult to engage and is not worth it. BUT my shield 45’s slide release works great, so I’m wondering what y’all think.