What is a "pro-word"?
This is a discussion on "Reloading!" within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Weeg Some units are trained to do this when in a team engagement , as this lets eam-mates know they need to ...
What is a "pro-word"?
Any military unit trained in basic small unit tactics will alert his nearby teammates when reloading. It advises others to cover your fire lane until you're back on line. British tactics aren't much different from ours. Unless you find yourself in a situation where you must use suppression or break contact, it probably won't apply!
Maybe you could use the trick Dylan McDermitt used in the movie Texas Rangers...he called out: "someone toss me a cartridge!"...then the BG came around a corner to get him, and he fired...
Yes it is common practice in both military and police units.
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Many times when I watch a TV show or a movie, something is going on that just does not seem right or is just plain dumb, stupid and wrong. I will reply "it is only a movie" or "it is only a TV show". That about sums up my reply. When you start reciting events that some movie or TV show have presented, you are entering a realm of fantasy and make believe--accept it for what it is and go on with your life.
Yelling "RELOADING"?... Why? A reload shouild be so quick it shouldnt matter. And it does kind of let your adverary know your unarmed... even for three seconds. Bad JuJu.
In dealing with a team or partner, telling your buddy, in whatever term you use, is so that they can cover you while you reload, or clear a malfunction. Watch some of Travis Haley and Chris Costas drills and you will see what I am talking about. Instead of yelling "reloading"......they yell "cover". By yelling "cover" they telling their partner to cover them until they get back in the game. Yes, a reload should be fast, quick and easy. But what if its not?
Some units will come up with their own term, like "red"....meaning I'm reloading or have a malfunction......and then yell "green" when they are back up.
It's not bad juju......it's called team tactics.