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Old April 19, 2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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How much ammo do you need?

Regarding the article "Pre-Engaging Sequencing" in the May 2006 issue of SWAT magazine.

Pat Rogers advises the Tactical reload of the secondary firearm while making ready. He does not however recommend the Tactical reloading of the carbine. Why would you do one without the other?
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Old April 19, 2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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Good Evening!
I believe that you may have your terminology off or else I may have confused you.
If you are referring to "Pre Engagement Sequencing" I teach to top off the pistol. Many of those I work with are armed with .45 cal pistols, and a seven round magazine with one in the chamber leaves you with 6 rounds. That one round represents 14.285% of your total in the gun and that is your back up weapon.
One round down from 28 is 3.5%.
Ammunition is a funny thing. If you never press the trigger, you have too much. If you do press the trigger, you'll never have nearly enough.
In the case of the carbine, I am satisfied in not topping off (though have at it if you so desire) but want to ensure that the chambered round verification is accomplished and the magazine is locked into the receiver (PUSH/ PULL).

We do teach Tactical Reloads with the carbine. A loaded gun is a happy gun, and I can vouch for it as a TTP. Performing a Tac Reload when you can keeps the gun happy and good guys alive.
Hope this clears things up for you...
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Old April 19, 2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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How freaking cool is that?

Thanks much Pat.
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Old April 19, 2006, 08:08 PM   #4
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Hi Rich!
Congratulations on the new pup!
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Old April 20, 2006, 02:10 AM   #5
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Don't miss a trick, do you, PR?
I was gonna surprise you once I had some acceptable pics!

Congrats on yours as well.
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Old April 20, 2006, 04:02 AM   #6
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Thanks Rich- she is anoother rescue, full of energy and soooo happy!
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Old April 20, 2006, 08:02 AM   #7
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Ahhh, this thread has apparently gone to the dogs.
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