Monday, August 08, 2011

Video intermission...



Under this video of Travis Haley at S.W.A.T. Magazine's Facebook page, somebody commented "Sharks have Travis week." I LOL'ed.

7 comments:

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

The man is like a robot! Always amazing...

Dann in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Do they no longer teach ripping the slide to the rear to finish the reload?

Gerry

Tam said...

Some do, some don't.

I used to do that, but I'm nearly persuaded that it's not really necessary.

McThag said...

Am I the only one who thought he did the exact same thing three times before he explained it?

tanksoldier said...

Cops are nearly always slower on reloads than gun-gamers, because the cops are trained to keep eyes on target while the gamers are trained to look at the gun.

The last iteration provides a good compromise between the two.

Old NFO said...

The last iteration is the most effective, but you will get yelled at for 'not keeping the gun pointed in a safe direction' (e.g. directly down range)... sigh

Matt G said...

Old NFO just pointed out a major drawback to doing it correctly.

I like the last version, but one of the reasons is not mentioned in Travis' vidjo: when pressing the mag release, flip the pistol sharply toward the reloading hand to improve ergonomics of reload, yes, but also to assist the empty magazine in leaving the mag well. Sure, we should all have drop-free mags, but crap happens, and stuff gets in the mag well, and sometimes that light magazine just doesn't fall free as it should. Adding centrifugal "force" to the maneuver helps.

But more and more range officers blow their top about raising the muzzle above the berm.