How to Reload in an Emergency

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how to reload in an emergency

Join Adam out on the range as he practices and instructs our members on doing emergency reloads, also known as slide lock reloads. You’ll discover what a slide lock reload looks like, and why this reload is called an emergency reload. You’ll also hear why a slide lock can put your life in danger if not done right, and how to feel when a slide lock occurs. Adam shares how to get an empty magazine out of you gun, while accessing a fresh magazine. He talks about why where your thumb is after inserting a fresh magazine is important to make the slide go forward, and what can happen when you don’t know where the gun is pointing. Your goal in doing this process is to be efficient, clean and smooth to avoid dangerous situations.

What did you think about this extensive training? How do you feel about doing emergency (or slide lock) reloads? Do you think you can duplicate what Adam shared with you? How do you think you will apply this the next time you’re out on the range? Will you try it out? Share your thoughts with us below.

Adam Painchaud is one of the most highly regarded small unit tactics and advanced firearms instructors in America. He is Army Ranger and Airborne qualified. Adam is a senior non-commissioned officer with nearly 22 years of experience in both active duty and reserves. He has completed federal investigations as well as protective services missions worldwide including missions for the war against terrorism.

Adam has since transitioned to being the President and Co-Founder of E3 Firearms Association, as he continues to serve as a police officer. Adam remains active helping with training agencies, SWAT teams, and the community. He is  dedicated to making a positive difference in the firearms community and in people’s lives. Adam is the driving force behind E3 Firearms Association.

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