Hey folks, well here's just a list of things I've learned recently.
1. Having your first-ever fractured hand sucks
2. Fractured hand means one handed practice.....A LOT!
3. Practice slow with one handed techniques so it develops muscle memory
4. SEE RULE 3!
5. SEE RULE 3!
So with that being said, I'm lucky it's my non-dominate hand that got injured but it's still important because my non-dominate hand is my magazine and blade techniques hand.
So what else have I learned? The slide lock on large frame pistols are a blessing and revolvers are like angels! Trying to operate a small concealed carry semi-auto pistol is difficult but do-able.
So what techniques have I practiced? Well here's an order of how to practice.
Semi-auto Compact or Full Frame I.E. Sig P2022 and S&W MP9c
1. Slide locks to the rear, drop magazine
2. Place pistol between knees, barrel down
3. Secure fresh magazine
4. Insert new magazine
5. Secure master grip
6. Press the slide lock
7. Engage the threat
RULES: Practice in a safe area, practice dry until you feel comfortable before moving into live fire, TAKE YOUR TIME!!!! IF YOU HAVE A SAFETY THEN USE IT BEFORE DOING MAG CHANGE!!!
Revolver, conceal or large frame, I.E. Ruger LCR 357 and S&W 626
1. Insure all rounds have been fired
2. Adjust hand to release the cylinder
3. Unlock cylinder and drop spent casings
4. Place revolver barrel facing at a downward angle in between your arm pit. Meaning, keeping the barrel pointed down and away but the cylinder opened and resting on your bicep area.
5. Load new rounds
6. Insure rounds are secure and achieve master grip
7. Shut the cylinder and engage.
RULES: SAME RULES AS BEFORE WITH SAFETY!!!
Now these techniques are just some that worked for me. Be sure to figure out what works for you and practice, practice, practice!!!!!!!!!!
Stay safe, Stay alert, and always carry!
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