One Handed Press Checks

If you have to ask what that is, you’re not operator enough:

One handed press checks are also really handy for those who dual wield.  You can’t look like a newb fumbling with your guns… setting one down looking at it… setting other one down.  That shit is embarassing.

Owen-Martin-SnakehoundThe operator you see in the video is Owen Martin from Snakehound Machine.  Owen is also known by his moniker “AK-Jesus” for good reason… the guy builds a mean AK.  Now that he has risen (yea Easter joke Hyuk huyk) I’m sure he has crazy backorders, but give him a call if you need an AK.

Thoughts?  Anyone want to one up this one handed press check somehow?  I’m always interested in reducing my drag coefficient (which is already incredibly low for someone that just talks about operating on a website, and doesn’t actually operate).



PhoenixNFA April 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

my buddy patrick has large enough hands that he can lock the slide back on his beretta 92 with one hand. i think he can even take it down one handed too.

Zed April 1, 2013 at 12:23 am
Jim April 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

Never noticed back in the day. They hired some good operator consultants for that movie!

ENDO-Mike April 1, 2013 at 03:54 pm

Beautiful link.

lucusloc April 1, 2013 at 12:55 am

So why not check it when you put it on, before you are disabled? Or is this for checking something you picked up off the battlefield? I dont know about everyone else, but I check my stuff before I put it on, and just kinda assume it will be good the rest of the day.

Rodger Young April 1, 2013 at 05:53 am

You have to check them hourly, more often for foreign models, damn things are sketchy.

lucusloc April 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

Duly noted, should I waive it around too? I’m not sure if it’s in to be a conspicuous operator or not. Those guys are so low drag even their fads move faster than I can see.

TigerStripe April 1, 2013 at 03:15 pm

Spittle and MtnDew on my screen. TS

usmcoperater April 1, 2013 at 06:45 am

This is silly. Nice one handed technique. You could also accomplish this much safer by hooking rear sights on belt or pant pocket. That way you are not in danger of dropping or looking too cool unnecessarily. You don’t put your gun on and the reason you do this is not cuz u found it on the battlefield so much but after you make ready or sling shot or slide. Way toouch tacticool for me.

BBJones April 1, 2013 at 02:00 pm

First I agree this is dumb. I am guessing it was made just because. But …

While its hooked on your pocket you can visually check there is a round in the chamber? He is press checking not cycling the the round out.

croppedxout April 1, 2013 at 07:57 am

HANDS DOWN the best AK builder in the US.

Ron Larimer April 1, 2013 at 09:43 am

Press check… No. Best technique for taking down a Glock, Yep.

Jim April 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

Why would one need to press check a Glock when they come with chamber indicators?

jpcmt April 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

hard to feel if that extractor is sticking out or not maybe. also, chicks dig it when you do it this way, and hidden ninjas will think twice about cutting you.

BBJones April 1, 2013 at 02:01 pm

<<< Early adopter. No chamber indicators on my Glocks and use old style extractors.

Al T. April 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

Owen hates his left hand, that’s why he’s muzzling it. Those pesky four rules take all the fun out don’t they?

Owen April 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

Haha I love how many people think this is a real thing.

Tito April 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

I was always taught to just look down the barrel. Saves a lot of time and unnecessary manipulation.

TigerStripe April 1, 2013 at 03:16 pm

Look down the barrel and pull the trigger? TS

cgreiner April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I can’t count the times I’ve had to rescue babies from battle zones.

Church April 1, 2013 at 02:47 pm

Ok, all the bullshit aside. I really appreciate it in movies when someone picks up a gun(THAT IS NOT THEIRS) and checks to see if it’s loaded instead of just racking the slide…

Ok, bullshit right on top. This video was funny.

Dom P. April 1, 2013 at 03:50 pm

True operators can tell be weight if the firearm is loaded…..

Critter April 1, 2013 at 06:17 pm

i press check using my teeth, but i’m cool like that.

Hank April 2, 2013 at 01:08 pm

Don’t forget the first rule of Hollywood: Rack the slide frequently. It’s well know that the round in the chamber can go stale in just a few minutes so you must always put a fresh round in the chamber. That’s why the typical Hollywood prop gun’s magazine holds an average of 150 rounds. That way everyone can make lots of clicky noises before the shooting starts.

Bill April 12, 2013 at 11:12 am

Why not just hook your trigger finger on the rear lip of the ejection port, pull the slide to the rear, with said finger only and PHYSICALLY check (read FEEL) for a loaded chamber. Light is often taken for granted…

Anthony April 12, 2013 at 09:17 pm

Loaded chamber indicator on my XD so no real use for this. I would be lying if I said I didn’t just try it though.

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