No not me.
This is a discussion on Arachnigrip Slide Spider - gun accessory within the Personal Protection, Gear, Mods, Accessories forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; Has anyone tried one of these out? $20 seems a bit high for what you get, but I have tried to work a slide under ...
Has anyone tried one of these out? $20 seems a bit high for what you get, but I have tried to work a slide under stress and adverse weather conditions and can see the value in something like this. As long as it a very rugged long term product.
Skater's tape is a heck of a lot cheaper and can be cut to any size/shape you need.
Skateboard Griptape Sheet
Same stuff folks used on their handgun grips before Talon came out with their own line of pre-cut offerings.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken
My 2 cents. I wouldn't use it. I think it could cause undue friction and slow the draw from a holster when you need it. It looks to me like it is designed for a thumb and finger pinch grip on the slide to rack it which you should never do. Thats a fine motor skill that can be lost under stress or cause you to "ride the slide" preventing the gun from going into battery. Use a full hand grip to rack the slide and "strip" it out of your hand to charge the gun. Again, my 2 cents.
"In alcohol's defense, I've done some pretty dumb shit while completely sober too"!
To be fair, both methods of racking the slide are actually fine motor skills. The overhand method being a gross motor skills is one of those gun guru myths that we all still hold on to. Punching someone in the face or waiving down a rescue chopper is a gross motor skill. Learned that nugget at a DTI school taught by John Farnum.
I buy sheets of traction grip material and adapt them to my own needs, but making one for the slide seems like a huge pain the ass. But at $20 a pop it might be worth giving it a shot.
I just keep a round in the chamber. If I have to rack the slide after my mag is empty then I’m probably in a hopeless situation anyway.
Carrying a semi auto with an empty chamber has always seemed to me to be just short of a loony tune idea.
We were trained that way on a ship in port for sounding and security patrol . . . but I never encountered it anywhere else.
My 1911 sits comfortably in its little holster on my hip . . . loaded, cocked, and locked . . . pull it out . . . thumb off the safety . . . I'm in business.
To me, that is the ONLY way to pack a semi auto.
May God bless,