Okay, now that we performed function drills,
what we’re going to do now is as before in my last series with the 40 caliber semi automatic,
is we’re going to load the magazine. Now, for training purposes, these rounds are not
the correct rounds that goes with this magazine or this firearm, but for training purposes
only, I may be able to use these to demonstrate how to properly load a magazine. Again, what
I want to do is you want the flat part in your hand, in the palm of your hand. Pretty
much it’s almost like you’re playing a video game with a joystick. You got your thumb on
top where you can depress the insert down as needed. There’s a spring in there that
has tension on it which allows you to feed as many rounds as this magazine will hold.
This particular magazine holds 15 rounds. I can put 15 rounds in here, put one in the
chamber or in the barrel, and top off with another one. I have a total of 16 rounds at
my disposal in this particular firearm. When I want to load them you have to be careful.
Again, flat side on the palm, backside of the round. Just think of it that way. The
back side of the round goes to the back, the flat side of the magazine. Some people may
try to load it like this. You won’t get very far. You could jam your barrel up and be a
hazard or your magazine. Always want the flat side of the round to the flat side of the
magazine. Now, what I’ll do, place it on top of the insert and slightly press down and
back. That’s one round, and then I’ll do the same thing here. That’s 2 rounds. Again, these
rounds fit in this magazine but they’re not the correct rounds for this firearm. Therefore,
I will not try to load one in there to show you how to properly make the weapon safe loading
and unloading. We’ll go through that visually, but minus the rounds. This is a proper way
to load a magazine all the while pushing down, and you can load one on top of the other.
There’s room to give play. Once I have my magazine loaded and I decide I don’t want
the rounds in there again, I take the magazine with the back of my palm, and all I do is
with my thumb push forward. Push forward and the rounds come right back out. When I get
just the insert, that lets me know and insures me there’s no more live rounds in that magazine
and that magazine is clear. At which time, I’ll grab my firearm, point it in a safe direction,
lock the slide to the rear, a visual and physical check of the weapon. It tells me that this
weapon is clear and safe. That is the loading of a magazine.