Aaron Cowan from Sage Dynamics talks handgun reloads, and addresses some common controversies.
Is it a slide stop only, or is it also a slide release? Do you instead use some variation of the slingshot method? What if you’re shooting left-handed on a gun setup for a right-handed person, how does this affect how you reload under stress? Do you look at your gun while reloading? Where should the gun be while performing the reload?
Personally, I don’t think there’s only one right answer to any of the above questions. My preference is to keep the gun in my visual horizon, look at my gun while reloading only if I need to but otherwise keep my eyes up, and to use the “over the top” slingshot method because it always works, no matter the gun or what hand you’re using. But what do I know…here’s Aaron’s take on it.