Avoiding Slide Bite

You can seriously injure your hands while shooting if you cross your thumbs over the back of the slide (as shown above). Puh-leeze don't do this while you're shooting. The top half of the firearm (slide) moves back and forth while you're shooting. If your thumb is back there, it will involuntarily be moved (called slide bite) 😩and it hurts really bad. Keep your thumbs on the same side of the firearm and BELOW the line where the slide separates from the receiver (lower half of gun).  See photo below.

Marchelle Tigner