Beginner’s Guide: Rack a Pistol Slide with Ease

Working the action on your semiauto handgun doesn’t have to be difficult—and Sweet Shooting Julie Golob has a punchy way to do it quickly and easily.

A lot of new shooters can find the slide on a handgun intimidating or difficult to manipulate, possibly because they’ve never been taught the right way to do it—but if you carry a semi-auto handgun, it’s something you have to be able to do and you have to be able to do it under stress. In this video, pro shooter Julie Golob shows you exactly how to rack the slide on your handgun.