From the KISS Department: Rob Pincus explains why if you use a handgun primarily as a defensive tool, the Administrative Reload is irrelevant. You don’t need to practice it or even be aware of it. If you’re on the range and have an unloaded gun, insert a magazine firmly into the magazine well, rotate your hand up and over, pull back and release. The gun is loaded. There’s no reason to have different reloading techniques because when you’re actually shooting, you use the reloading technique that works best for you.