If you use your firearm for self-defense, there’s more to it than simply learning how to aim and shoot it. In addition to setting up a good carry rig and learning how to employ it, you should also learn how to handle reloading the pistol beyond simply reacting when you run it dry.
What Is It?
The tactical reload is when you find yourself in a lull in a gunfight, have taken cover and want to top off your ammo supply in your pistol. With this reload, you have a partially empty gun with a round still in the chamber and a few rounds in the magazine.
In this maneuver, you perform a reload where you remove the partially loaded mag, retain it, and load a fresh magazine into the gun. The result is that you have a fully loaded gun, and have also retained the partial mag for a reload if you need it.
So, be sure to check out the video above for a detailed guide on how to perform this reloading tactic to hone your skillset.
Firearms in this video
1911 Mil-Spec Defenders Series
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