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Thread: Training For Quicker Mag Changes

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    Define your goal(to your self).

    Additional pointers, break it down.
    Practice grabbing and pulling a mag from whatever retention you would actually use (I use a pocket, if this is for competition, use a mag holder)
    Once you get that down, pratice getting a full mag from belly height and inserting it.
    Then, insertion-mag release.
    Finally, tie it all together slowly.

    Use a timer, start slow- like 4-5 seconds. Focus on moving slow and being smooth.
    Eliminate wasted motion.
    You body shouldnt move.

    Once you get that, slowly work the time down.

    In a week or so of daily practice, start pushing it. See how fast you can go, but keep in mind, speed is in efficiency.

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    Humans are creatures of habit. Reloads are a matter of habit.

    Like coming to a four way stop-- you don't think "okay, now I take my foot off the gas, then I put it on the brake, wait, which one is the brake? Oh, okay. Foot on the brake, here we go."

    If you think about it at all, you think "stop." Your body does the rest.

    It is, therefore, critical to establish if not "correct" habits for reloads then at least good habits for reloads. Habits that, at a minimum, won't get you killed. (Like understanding whether you should be dropping mags in the dirt.) Habits that will get the weapon reloaded. How you release the mag. Where you keep your eyes. Which hand you use to grab the reload. Whether or not you believe in "indexing" the reload. How you rack a slide with one hand. How you reload with one hand. How you reload with either hand.

    It's much easier to teach than it is to write. It is much easier to learn in person, from someone who knows how to teach. (Knowing how to reload is the easy part.)

    Then you train. And train. And train.

    Until you don't think about reloads anymore than you think about the brake pedal.

    The best way to learn good habits is from an instructor, in a class.

    Good luck!
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