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Old January 28, 2013, 01:01 AM   #26
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Besides I believe it will damage t he gun over time, thick plastic rod sticking out of your barrel, with slide closing on it, barrel on a Glock tilts up and slide forcing foward. Do not like, sometimes crushes on the extractor.
It is highly unlikely that using a range flag would cause any damage to a firearm under any circumstances, but if you are concerned about it, you can lock the slide open before inserting the range flag and then leave the action open.
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Old January 28, 2013, 03:39 AM   #27
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Chamber Flags

My club requires them also and is a good idea regardless. Makes it easy to see that the chamber isn't loaded, and easy to see from a distance. Most newer firearms come with them now and adding them to all of your weapons is just cheap insurance.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:11 AM   #28
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I use them for my LCP (which has no slide stop), and also for other firearms at the range. I think it's just good range etiquette. I'm cheap -- I tend to use thick brightly colored pipe cleaners from the hobby shop that I have on hand from some other project. They're soft, highly visible, and easily replaceable.
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