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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.
more people are killed with "unloaded" guns than ones that are "loaded"
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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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