Adding to Kim's WOD's.
Here is a 14-year old shooter demonstrating reload practice with a glock. The principles are the same for the weapons that most are currently fielding. The video demonstrates three types of reload—initial (empty weapon), slide lock (empty mag) and Admin(round still in the chamber). The shooter also demonstrates two methods for releasing the slide after inserting the mag—the thumb slide lock release and also the hand slide pull. She also demonstrates two methods for dealing with your gun magazine when reloading—let it drop and drop catch and stow. All of these methods have value, some are preferred over others, some are situational dependent and some are school of thought and competition dependent. The point to this and the video is the need for practice to proficiency and to second nature. Stay safe, check your six, and practice! --Lawrence