I know I probably just ruffled a few people’s feathers, but bare with me as I explain why I DO NOT like tactical reloads.
First off, what is the first thing out of an instructors mouth when he/she talks about tactical reloads?
“This type of reload should be performed when there is a lull in the gun fight.”
For most of you reading this, you are probably a civilian that is not currently deployed in a war zone. So for you, if you get into a gun fight, it will most likely be OVER in 3-5 seconds.
I doubt there will be any lull in that gun fight. It will be fast and furious and you will revert back to the training you have had to deal with the threat.
There will be NOTHING fancy happening, just gross motor skills performing whatever action you have trained.
Second thing is based on how we train. If we train just ONE way to do a reload, then there is less to think about when we run our weapon to slide lock and need to get more rounds in our gun as fast as possible.
Just run that combat (speed) reload and when the fight is over…then you can pick up your mags.
I’m a believer in keeping things AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE. There is usually no need to complicate things.
If you disagree with me, please comment below and change my mind. I’m very open minded and will listen to whatever you have to say.
Sgt Nick Rians
I totally agree with you. Too much practice is needed for tactical reloads. They don’t serve a significant purpose. The only people I know that have it down are the IDPA types you see at the competitions. A normal reload can be about the same speed with practice. Train for how you will fight.