Reload Drill

Range: 7yd
Target: torso (8″ plate, sheet of paper, IPSC or IDPA target, etc.)
Start position: from the holster or ready position
Rounds fired: 4

At the start signal, present the weapon to the target, fire two rounds, reload, and fire two additional rounds.

(a common variation of this drill fires 1, reload, then 1 round; however, firing a second shot each time guarantees that the student is aiming and exercising proper shooting technique rather than rushing too fast)

To practice slidelock reloads, it is easiest to load your magazines with four rounds each, except for the first magazine in the gun which should obviously hold only two rounds. This way you can perform the drill and you’ll have two rounds left in the magazine at the end, allowing you to repeat the drill immediately.

Training with firearms is an inherently dangerous activity. Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills. These drills are provided for information purposes only. Use at your own risk.