• Reloads

    Tactical Reload (Tac-Load) is recharging the gun during a lull in the action by:

    A. Drawing a spare magazine prior to the ejection of the partial magazine from the gun.

    B. Dropping the partial magazine from the gun.

    C. Inserting the spare magazine into the gun.

    D. Stowing the partial magazine properly (See ?proper
    magazine retention? in the glossary).

    NOTE: Should the CoF call for a Tac-Load and the magazine is empty while a round remains in the chamber, the empty magazine must be retained.

    Reload with Retention (RWR)

    Reload with Retention (RWR) is recharging the gun during a
    lull in the action by:

    A. Dropping the partial magazine from the gun.

    B. Stowing the partial magazine properly (See ?proper
    magazine retention? in the glossary).

    C. Drawing a spare magazine.

    D. Inserting the spare magazine into the gun.

    NOTE: Should the CoF call for a Reload with Retention and the magazine is empty while a round remains in the chamber, the empty magazine must be retained.

    Slide-Lock (Emergency) Reload

    Slide-Lock (Emergency) Reload is recharging the gun when it
    is completely empty by:
    A. Dropping the empty magazine.

    B. Drawing a spare magazine.

    C. Inserting the spare magazine into the gun.

    D. Racking the slide or hitting the slide release button.

    NOTE: The slide does not lock back on some guns. In that case,the shooter will have to rack the slide. This is not grounds for a procedural penalty.

    NOTE: Reloads may only begin when the shooter is fully behind cover and will be deemed completed when the fresh magazine is seated and the slide is fully forward or the cylinder is closed.
    Intentional ?round dumping? to gain a competitive advantage will result in a twenty (20) second FTDR penalty. A good example is firing extra rounds from a position in the open so you will be at
    slide lock and thus reload at a more advantageous time. Courses should be designed with specific reload points behind cover in mind. Once behind cover, a competitor may move behind cover while reloading. If a competitor shoots to slide lock with targets still remaining to be engaged from a specific firing point, thecompetitor does NOT have to duck behind cover while reloading, if you are using cover adequately while firing it will also be adequate cover while reloading. Keeping an eye on your threat zone while reloading is a sound tactic in the real world.For IDPA purposes, contestants may replace the magazine in their
    pistol with a fully loaded one while the pistol remains in the holsteras long as they are facing down range and the range is clear. It ishighly recommended that contestants become comfortable with performing either a Tactical Reload or a Reload with Retention between strings of fire as they re-charge their pistols.
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