An empty gun can cost a gunfighter his life. As such, careful consideration and diligent practice must be devoted to reloading a handgun efficiently.
According to Guns & Ammo TV, each situation warrants a particular method of reloading—for example, some circumstances require magazine retainment, while others don’t. Also, shooters of varying shapes and sizes may reload their handguns in a method that’s most comfortable to their shooting style.
Regardless, there are several important tips and tactics to follow when effectively reloading a handgun. In an article written by Richard Nance, he discusses how to reload your firearm quickly and effectively. Here are a few key points:
Regardless of the type of handgun you carry, it makes sense to carry a speedloader, speed strip or spare magazine as appropriate. Considering it’s likely to take several rounds to stop a single adversary and you may face more than one, the need for spare ammunition and effective reloading procedures is clear.
As always, practice with an unloaded gun and blanks until you are proficient at reloading your carry gun or home defense gun. In a gunfight, marksmanship is only one piece of the puzzle. As Nance puts it, even the best marksman can’t win a gunfight with an empty gun.
Read the full article: Reloading Techniques for Your Handgun