In this video, Rob Pincus demonstrates the Administrative Reload. If you use a handgun primarily as a defensive tool, the Administrative Reload should be so intuitive you don’t need to practice it or even give it much thought. 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 little reason to have different reloading techniques because when you’re actually shooting, you’ll use the reloading technique that works best for you.