Hello. I’m gonna show you how to load a semi-automatic pistol. This is the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 2.0 The first thing I’m gonna do is make sure the gun is safe. There’s no magazine, and I can see that the chamber is empty. In the next video I’ll show you how to make sure tht the gun is safe. After I insert the cartridges into the magazine, I insert the magazine into the gun. At this point the chamber is still empty. All the cartridges are in the magazine. If I were to pull the trigger nothing would happen. I load a cartridge into the chamber by pulling the slide back and letting it go. When I let go of the slide, it feeds the next cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. Now there’s one cartridge in the chamber, and three in the magazine. Now the gun is in a state that I consider loaded. If I pull the trigger, a bullet comes out of the muzzle. Let’s have a look at that again.