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I can reload and fire again in under 1.5 seconds with all my semi's. Here's a picture of my mag dropping to the ground with my hand already on the second mag coming up to recharge the pistol.

I think it was Caleb who caught me on autopilot ☺

I haven't really practiced speed reloads in many years, yet the proprioception is there from decades of training on recharging the pistols.

Ever been times on reloads?

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I can reload and fire again in under 1.5 seconds with all my semi's. Here's a picture of my mag dropping to the ground with my hand already on the second mag coming up to recharge the pistol.

I think it was Caleb who caught me on autopilot ☺

I haven't really practiced speed reloads in many years, yet the proprioception is there from decades of training on recharging the pistols.

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Don't know how fast I reload. Looking at your pic, I think it would be faster if the next mag was already in your hand when the mag release is engaged. The second pic would show both mags, one dropping and the next in view headed to the magwell. Am I being too nittpicky?
 

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Don't know how fast I reload. Looking at your pic, I think it would be faster if the next mag was already in your hand when the mag release is engaged. The second pic would show both mags, one dropping and the next in view headed to the magwell. Am I being too nittpicky?
Economy of motion doing both the mag drop and spare mag access at the same time. By doing it the way I did, if the mag doesn't drop out of the gun, I have time to flick it out as the recharge mag is being presented.

Not too nitpicky to me sir.
 

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At the last class, I was doing them in 3-4 seconds as I recall
Practice will reduce that by 50%. That's a LONG time when "you're in it".
 

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I'd say about half an hour. Helps if I drink some orange juice or something.
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I can reload and fire again in under 1.5 seconds with all my semi's. Here's a picture of my mag dropping to the ground with my hand already on the second mag coming up to recharge the pistol.

I think it was Caleb who caught me on autopilot ☺

I haven't really practiced speed reloads in many years, yet the proprioception is there from decades of training on recharging the pistols.

Ever been times on reloads?

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That was you and shooter4 demonstrating the "Wall of Bullets"drill, if memory serves! (y)(y)

If recently practiced with either 1911 or P229 EDCs, reloads take under 2 seconds, but at EBL's recent TFP course I was an RO for while using my new P365X-M for gaining experience with that weapon system, my performance in the "3-target, shoot 2, mag change, shoot 4" drill showed me that mag changes took way too long and I need A LOT more practice to be better prepared to put that one in my EDC lineup! 🤠
 

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I thought I had video of me at the TF course doing the mag change drill, but I can't find it.
 

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That was you and shooter4 demonstrating the "Wall of Bullets"drill, if memory serves! (y)(y)

If recently practiced with either 1911 or P229 EDCs, reloads take under 2 seconds, but at EBL's recent TFP course I was an RO for while using my new P365X-M for gaining experience with that weapon system, my performance in the "3-target, shoot 2, mag change, shoot 4" drill showed me that mag changes took way too long and I need A LOT more practice to be better prepared to put that one in my EDC lineup! 🤠
That was shooter4 and myself during the "wall of bullets" drill sir.

The decade or a little more of shooting matches where a dozen or more reloads were demanded in the courses of fire for the various stages every weekend afforded me ample opportunities to refine the reload on a stock gun [ NO magwell scoop the mag up but stock mag wells ]. Figure 10 a shoot, two shoots a weekend for 10 years would seem to suggest 10,000 reloads under pressure of the timer.

I never practiced reloads all that much outside competitions under the clock. But it got me where I am today with reloads as my mag carrier/s all sit in the same location [ 9 Oclock ].
 

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Pistol reloads are one thing that I believe I have learned to perform pretty quickly, whether it's an emergency (slide lock) or tactical reload. Even with revolvers and speedloaders I'm not half bad, and I'm left-handed which puts me at disadvantage to begin with.

 

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Pistol reloads are one thing that I believe have learned to perform pretty quickly, whether it's an emergency (slide lock) or tactical reload. Even with revolvers and speedloaders I'm not half bad, and I'm left-handed which puts me at disadvantage to begin with.

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If I had to guess I’d say a couple seconds. The gun I carry now has no magwell on it. Some of the other Commanders I carry have one and are a tad quicker. I enjoy using a single stack and getting twice as much practice at the classes. 🤪
Also practice it standing next to the bed with my arms stretched out over it. No sense dropping them onto the tile floor just to do a few.
 

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If I had to guess I’d say a couple seconds. The gun I carry now has no magwell on it. Some of the other Commanders I carry have one and are a tad quicker. I enjoy using a single stack and getting twice as much practice at the classes. 🤪
Also practice it standing next to the bed with my arms stretched out over it. No sense dropping them onto the tile floor just to do a few.
All my speed reloading had the mags hitting the ground. Those mags were for matches, I'll not use my carry mags for practice.
 

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All my speed reloading had the mags hitting the ground. Those mags were for matches, I'll not use my carry mags for practice.
A tile floor is a lot harder on mag base plates than the ground. Drop any make mag on a solid surface enough times and it’s gonna fly apart. Practicing reloads over my bed allows them to fall softly onto it without damage and makes no difference in time or ability.

This is all NOT mentioning that God forbid if I did drop them on the tile and cracked one it would be my last act on earth. Wife would keel me on the spot!!! 🤣
 

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Nope... we all did that drill. Was fun.
For me, on any given average day, the time to reload would probably be on the order of well..... several tens of seconds at best.
That - Since I don't carry spare mags, but do keep some in the Jeep center console and of course, in the safe (though not all of those are loaded, and if loaded, probably not loaded with hollow points.)
It would take a good bit of time to physically get to them.

One school of thought however, if I can't get the job done with the full magazine I'm carrying.....

Everyone's mileage varies.
I pretty much know that I'm not going to reliably carry spare mags on my person, so I just don't focus on it too much after that.
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One school of thought however, if I can't get the job done with the full magazine I'm carrying.....
An extra mag (or more) goes deeper than just the extra number of rounds on hand. It also accounts for the possibility of a mag malfunction.

But back to capacity... and your quoted comment above... Is that assuming one assailant? What about six assailants?
 
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