WOW Brian, I shot Bullseye for many years but never witnessed that practice. I was VERY embarased, and VERY glad that nobody was injured when I accidently did it . The thought of doing it intentionally makes me cringe also..........Joe, used to be more than a few Bullseye shooters would hold the trigger back while releasing the slide--to preserve their (hair) trigger jobs. As an action shooter who helped out the Bullseye guys sometimes, that habit always made me cringe. Still does, and is of course totally verboten in IPSC, IDPA, etc.