so i am a noob and have questions about a pistol. my friend just took me out and got me a ruger p95 in 9mm. he said it was a good first time gun owner.
a few questions i have are, in order for it to fire, does the hammer need to be cocked back?
when you insert the magazine with the slide closed, do you need to slide the slide in order put the round in the chamber? does that make the hammer go back?
are there any circumstances where you can make the gun fire with the safety on? even if there is a round in the chamber, and the safety is on, can the gun fire if you pull the trigger?
what happens if you chamber a round, and then slide the slide again?
how come when some people go shooting, they manually pull the hammer back after they fire? even on a double action gun, i have seen people manually pull the hammer back on some revolvers after they fire a shot
when people dry fire for practice, why do they pull the slide back after dry firing? does it make a difference?