Not at all to be condescending - after all everyone has to work out their own emergency plan - but reloading simply takes too long.Originally posted by Mikey:
Don't know how this fits in with real life but when shooting in an IDPA type match I have decided on a reload.
First of all, FTF could mean a faulty round, a light strike, no round, poorly seated mag or faulty mag. If it is the latter, a TRB is only going to result in another FTF. Trying to cover all the possibilities with the failure drill costs me time and brain power that needs to be focused on the original scenario (before the FTF).
Therefore, if I pull the trigger and get no shot fired, I reload, rack and go (RRG?). This drill works for a revolver just as well...gun go click...reload.
With this method, the failure drill is an action you are already familiar with - one less thing to remember in a gunfight. Also, you don't have to try to remember how many shots were fired before the FTF. You may actually be empty! Slides don't always lock back.
What do you guys think?
"Seek cover" is the first S in SPORTS. Sports is used when immediate threat falls back or when one has time to duck behind cover. Tap, Rack, Bang for immediate engagement.Originally posted by Just a GI:
Tap=tap the bottom of the mag to make sure that it's seated in the magwell
Rack=rack the slide to eject possibly faulty/stuck round or casing
SPORTS applies to the M-16/M4 series
Slap the magazine up to make sure it's seated
Pull the charging handle
Observe the chamber for round/casing ejecting
Release charging handle
Tap forward assist