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There are two types of extractors on BHP's. The older ones used an extractor similar to a 1911 and most of those would readily slide over the rim of a hand-chambered cartridge. The newer HP's have an extractor that is pinned in the slide behind the ejection port. These newer extractors generally will not slip over the edge of the rim when the slide closes. If you examine a case chambered like this you will find that the rear of the case has been deformed by the extractor as the slide goes into battery.
All of the above is a long winded way of saying that the first round should be chambered from the magazine. This way no force is required and the case is not deformed.
 
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