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Arthritis making it hard to run the XD slide
Depressing - last night I was arming up to take my family to an event in downtown Colorado Springs. Put on the holster and reached for my old reliable XD, which is my go-to piece for CCW. As I ran the slide to chamber a round, I found I had trouble gripping the slide with my left hand tightly enough to rack it quickly. That made me wonder whether I would be able to clear a malfunction in a tense situation and that made me wonder whether I should even be carrying the thing anymore. I tested myself with some of my other semiautos and had the same problem, although the 1911s were the easiest for me to rack. So, is it time for a wheel gun to be the main CCW or is there another solution?