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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Reloads

A while back I mentioned working reloads in my dryfire practice. Below is video or a few recent repetitions that were at full speed. I slowed the video down to half speed to make it easier to critique. As you can see I struggle with the magazine insertion. This seems to be a recurring problem, any tips? (That is my training buddy in the background helping me keep up with my dummy rounds)


7 comments:

  1. Rather than locking the gun in one position, it's constantly moving while you're trying to get the magazine inserted. You're trying to hit a moving target instead of a static one.

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  2. That would be why you are the pro:) I didn't see that at all, and I have watched this video a bunch.

    Would a possible solution be to bring the gun in closer to the body and use my arm to brace against my torso to help keep it stationary?

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  3. Let's see how good he is with his mouth closed ;)

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  4. Since I can't seem to do anything shooting related with it closed, I am guessing I would fall to pieces :)

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  5. Kinesthetic alignment. Try indexing your magazine with your index finger pointed straight, ligned up with your wrist(instead of a bent wrist).

    we like symetry. So with the gun tilted, docking the magazine into the magazine well makes a perfect triangle. It has been working for me

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  6. 167 -- I brace both of my elbows. The gun arm braces when it comes back as the mag drops. The reload arm braces immediately after recovering the spare magazine from the pouch. With both elbows indexing in the same spot on either side of my body, my hands naturally end up in the same place next to each other.

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  7. ToddG - I ran a few dryfire reloads using that method, I think it has promise. I just have to get used to the more compact positioning. I overshot the mag well a few times. My monkey arms don't help :) Thanks for the advice, I think it will pay off in the end.

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