rhino Posted February 22, 2004 Share Posted February 22, 2004 During the first IDPA match of the year yesterday, I repeated my tendency to attempt unorthodox reload techniques. My career in this regard began a few years ago when I tried to reload my AR with a 12 gauge shell. Needless to say, it did not work, yet I could not understand why at the time. Anyway ... yesterday I was trying to do an IDPA-style "tactical reload" because I was about to come around a corner with guns a'blazin'. Instead of just grabbing a magazine from my belt, I reached into my jacket pocket and pulled my Barney mag with a couple of rounds in it. I knew fairly quickly what I'd done, but for some reason I just stood there looking at it and wondering why I did it. Eventually I put it back in my pocket (instead of just dropping it) and went for the proper magazine on my belt. I finally got the fresh mag into the gun, but instead of dropping the spent mag in my jacket pocket, I tried to jam it into my waistband (Mr. Sunshine-style! ), but I missed. Twice. Then, instead of dropping it in my jacket pocket, I once again found myself doing something slower. I tried to jam it into the front pocket of my pants. Okay, it only took two tries to get that done. I have no idea how long that little Keystone Cop routine took, but it was pretty funny afterward. I think I know why I did it too ... when I'm at the range just plinking, I tend to keep my magazines in my jacket pocket. That makes sense when I'm shooting my .22, but it's not a good habit to carry over to IDPA or even worse, USPSA/IPSC, or even worse than that, "real life." I am replete with doofosity! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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