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Interesting concept. I've never had this covered in any firearm class taken.
My thoughts however... If I do a tac load it is going to be after I rain fire on an assailant and during downtime in a fight. I would think my several rounds over a few seconds will give away my location more than a couple clicks during my tac load. I can't think of a time where I could utilize this concept. Can you please elaborate a little?
I'm not trying to be critical... But.... During this entire operation your eyes were on the gun, and the operation is complicated enough that it requires the shooter look at what he's doing. My experience, and training is that it would be more tactically sound to look to your adversary rather then bury your vision in the gun. Just as your making moves it would be IMO foolish to assume your adversary is not. The other thing is speed... Speed is paramount in a reload while engaged... I know... you said after you've found cover, or during a lul in the fight... In the time it takes to do this silent reload your adversary could be on you... I'd say thats even likely. I know one Police Officer who lost his life that way. My last criticisim is a new or different reload technique will occupy muscle memory space, as well as brain memory space. Switching technique during a stressfull event the memories can become in conflict, or confusied and may cost some concentration to be switched from survival mode, to how did he do that again? mode...
Please dont consider me to be flaming your technique... It works. I'm just of the KISS school of gunfighting. Learn one technique... perfect it.... use it... when something new or better comes along evaluate it and if you like it... replace the old technique with the new one... Practice until it becomes second nature to you... and so on, and so on.
You also mention to look to your assailant. I'm assuming you mean scanning for your assailant because if you look at or to your assailant it's really not a lull in the fight and not a good time for a tac load anyways.
Think on this discussion I'd have to go with Secret Spuk.
Could there be a time when this silent run could be of use? Maybe but I don't see it as a great value but there are lots of things out there that's good to have in ones tool box. But I have to question if they are of great enough value to ingrain them to reactionary action in a gunfight.
It's gotta be who you are, not a hobby. reinman45
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Thanks for your comment. Just another tool in the tool box. You may have fired rounds on the move and are in lets say another room now and you don't want other assailants to know your position. As you know, there aren't necessarily many positions of "cover" in a dwelling and bullets can penetrate walls. Since you have been moving and are in a new position (unbeknownst to your assailants) the noise associated with a tac reload can give your position away. Again,. it's another tool to have.
Thank you for your comment. I don't know how you can see my eyes as the camera is focusing on the technique. I rarely look at the gun even when executing an emergency reload. In fact, I don't think you should even look at your holster when re-holstering. I practice a lot and can do this technique almost as fast and effortlessly as a tactical reload. I was trying to do it very slowly and methodically to get the point across. It comes down to how much you are willing to train. It's another tool in the tool box. If you do not believe in tactical reloads that is fine...whatever works for YOU is the best method for you to deploy.
I do not construe any comment as "flaming". I appreciate you taking the time and commenting and making great points.
Here's my video doing a "tactical reload"...as you can see I maintain total situational awareness when doing it:
When the SHTF, I'll sacrifice noise during a tac-reload. If the BG cannot see me, I would want him to know I have another gift headed his way. My 1911 mags are flush with the bottom of the grip, nowhere to grab the mag to tug. Slamming it home assures me its seated.
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