There’s a common misconception out there that women shouldn’t use semi-automatic handguns as their concealed carry weapons of choice because they’re too difficult to rack. While it is true that most women have smaller hands that perform differently than men, females still have entirely sufficient arm and hand strength to rack the slide on a semi-auto. It’s just about technique, and using your muscles efficiently.
Collen from Keeping the Piece: Defensive Handgun Training for women, explains in this video how easily women can rack a slide, with a little practice and the right form. This is a great video for any women out there or the men who want to keep them safe, to encourage and empower women that they can easily rack a slide, just like a man. After all, they don’t call firearms “the great equalizer” for nothing! Check it out: