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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:10 AM

5. This is true

 

Lanza used what is called a Retention or Tactical Reload.
It is something we (Armed Civillians) drill on.
The reason is 2-fold.

1) In an actual gun FIGHT (as opposed to the massacre of unarmed people) you would take an opportunity to refresh a magazine when cover or concealment is available, rather than wait for the magazine to empty.

2) If your magazine is getting low, you can reload your firearm with a round in the chamber, meaning the gun can still be fired while the magazine is out, rather than having the slide locked back.

As for Murphy's statement that "Amateurs have trouble reloading magazines",well, not exactly.
An amateur (or untrained person) will have difficulty reloading when they are being shot at or otherwise challenged. In that case, where someone is actively resisting, the 1.7 seconds it takes to reload a magazine could surely save lives. BUT that is if and only if someone is resisting the shooter.
Reloading a magazine when you have a bunch of victims cornered in a room with no ability to defend themselves would make absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in the number of casualties.

Magazine bans hurt LAWFULLY armed civillians.... NOT MURDERERS.


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