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What is a tactical reload?
A tactical reload is the process of replacing your current (although not necessarily empty) firearm magazine with a fresh magazine, in particular the one that is hardest to reach. Typically, the expended mag is stored in a pocket or dump pouch.
It’s the opposite of a speed reload. In a speed reload situation, you replace (but not also store) the fully empty magazine by retrieving a fresh one from the easiest-to-reach position.
The benefit of these two types of reload processes is that in each you keep your optimal sight alignment and picture, while retaining your dominant hand’s position on the trigger.
What is the 60-40 rule?
This rule refers to the grip power of your dominant and nondominant hand when holding a pistol.
It’s a rule that’s hard to apply in practice, as the amount of pressure exerted by your hand is difficult to estimate. See for yourself how hard this is. Test it out on your buddy. Ask him to first squeeze your hand with 60 percent of the full amount of pressure he is capable of generating. Then have him repeat the squeeze, but this time at 40 percent of full pressure. What you’ll discover is that this is far from an exact science.
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