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One Handed Reload [Concealed Carry Reloading Techniques for Pistols/Handguns] | Episode #24 (1440p)


Alright, so today we are talking about one-handed
reloading. What happens if your arm gets injured? What happens if your arm gets blown off? What happens if you are holding your child
back, behind you or carry them and your gun goes out of the fight? This is not usually complex stuff, but it’s
stuff that, if you haven’t practiced it, chances are full of adrenaline you’re not
going to manipulate these things very well. So practice them. Practice them with empty guns. Definitely, definitely lots of dry fire before
you come out to a live range like this and try this. Muzzle discipline and trigger discipline is
PARAMONT with these types of movements because your putting muzzles in a lot of precarious
positions. Make sure your range will even allow you to
train this stuff. Hopefully they do. We’re going to go from there. You saw the way that I prefer with the back
of the leg. I like that because of my body type. There are other methods. One of the most dangerous parts about this
is the traversing of the pistol to your weak hand, from whatever side your holster is on. Rolling it across your body, if you’ve got
sweaty bloody hands, or if you’ve got a lot of clothes on, that could be difficult. So there are some other ways to do that. Again, do this with an empty gun before you
try it with a loaded one. One of the more popular ways is to come down
between your legs, depending on your body type, your ability to bend like this, this
may or may not work. But once you do that, you’ve now transitioned
from your strong side holster to your weak hand. If your unable to use the crotches of your
body, the side of your knees or the back of your leg, you have a gun holder on you. It’s your holster. So there’s no reason you can’t shoot,
come back to the holster, make your magazine change. I’ll show you what that looks like. Now that works, if your strong side arm is
still in the fight and is still working. It would make no sense for me to take the
pistol, with my weak hand and somehow get it back into the holster. You’re going to want to use one of those
behind the knee, between the leg practices that we showed you. Alright, so this time I’m going to reload
with the gun between my legs. Here we go. The one thing I don’t like about that body
position is while it worked, and you saw I got the reload done. You don’t have very good balance when you
are in this position. You gotta put your feet close together. You’re squatted down. If you have to do it, you have to do it. If that’s the position you’re in, in a
tight hallway, a lot of people around you… trying to herd your kids behind you… This is safe. The one thing I like about this, the muzzle
direction. If you’re really clamped in here, the muzzle
is going between my feet. I wouldn’t like a round to discharge into
the concrete, but if it did, that’s a lot better than pointing it a lot of other directions,
like with the gun behind the leg. So just pay attention to that muzzle at all
times. Some of this stuff looks dangerous. It is. We are working with loaded weapons. This is not something for beginners. Why would anyone ever think about doing these
things? For a situation beyond an injury? What if you had a child in your hand? … your grandma you were pushing behind you?… you were in a really tight hallway?… or
you had a mob of people crushing against you and you were unable to use your other arm? There’s all kinds of reasons. The odds of us ever getting into a gunfight
are very slim. The odds of getting into a gunfight, getting
injured, and reloading with one hand are even slimmer yet. But I’d rather know how to do, or have tried
it, than not. This is Mickey Schuch with Carry Trainer dot
com. I appreciate you watching. Subscribe. Passing this stuff on to your friends. If you have any questions on any of this,
or something that’s been puzzling you, send us an email. We’d love to answer. Maybe we’ll do a video on it. Thanks.

16 thoughts on “One Handed Reload [Concealed Carry Reloading Techniques for Pistols/Handguns] | Episode #24 (1440p)

  1. Great vids Mickey! Follow you on here and Instagram. Like to see some videos with your input and style on malfunctions. Maybe even one handed malfunction clearing. ~.
    Good stuff!

  2. Thanks for the video. I'm certainly guilty of training with both hands a vast majority of the time. I need reminders to train with one hand. I carry appendix and this is another great reason to carry in this position. Drawing with off-hand and one handed reloads are muuuuuch less complicated with your holster at your midline.

  3. Do you stand the chance of accidentally shifting adjustable rear sights, by cocking the weapon against your body like that? I've seen the technique, many times, but that's something I've always wondered.

  4. Great video. I recently broke my wrist on my right hand being right-handed I am currently training to shoot left-handed made a Kydex holster for my left side and I carry left handed rather than go unarmed.

  5. Here's an idea. Instead of using your belt to release the slide after you reload, if you're still shooting strong arm, why not just use the slide release? That's what it's there for.

  6. HI Mickey. Interesting video, thanks. You might want to take a look at the Taelin Tactical System though. While not designed for concealed carry, it does everything you are talking about – loading, unloading, reloading as well as misfire and malfunction clearing without pointing the muzzle at the family jewels lol

  7. A good reason for this is disabled people. I have a nerve injury in my left arm and I cant really use it to reload effectively. I have been trying to figure out an efficient way to reload before I buy my first handgun.

  8. Thank goodness for an ambi slide release on the VP9. But with recoil spring being so stiff, I can’t manage to rack the slide one handed. Anyone figure this one out on a stock gun.

  9. I like how he followed the cardboard target as it "fell down", I wonder how he would cover someone while they are falling down the stairs or if they fall off of a building

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