Reload Bolt Lock M4

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Rob Pincus looks at two different reload positions with an M4 carbine. One position is efficient, safe, and gets you back in the fight quickly. The other is less efficient and even dangerous. Rob demonstrates reloads in both positions and explains why he believes keeping the carbine in three points of contact with the body while reloading is preferable.

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12 Responses to “Reload Bolt Lock M4”

  1. Al
    Al

    Why would you rack the bolt after you reload by reaching for the charging handle when you can hit the bolt release to reload the chamber? Wouldn’t it be more efficient to hit the bolt release and then bring your support hand back to the forearm grip?

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    • W.T.D.
      W.T.D.

      JUST LIKE A PISTOL RELOAD, YOU PULL BACK THE SLIDE TO RELOAD THE WEAPON, NOT BY HITTING THE “SLIDELOCK”.PULLING BACK THE CHARGING HANDAL TO INSURE AROUND RACKS UP AND INTO THE CHAMBER EVERY TIME.
      STAY LOW & RELOAD BROTHER

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      • Al
        Al

        I guess you have a point. Every time I would reload my AR it seemed easier for me to hit the bolt release. Could possibly be that I’m a lefty too!!! (That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it!!!) LOL!!!!!

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  2. Al
    Al

    Why would you rack the bolt after you reload by reaching for the charging handle when you can hit the bolt release to reload the chamber? Wouldn’t it be more efficient to hit the bolt release and then bring your support hand back to the forearm grip?

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    • W.T.D.
      W.T.D.

      JUST LIKE A PISTOL RELOAD, YOU PULL BACK THE SLIDE TO RELOAD THE WEAPON, NOT BY HITTING THE “SLIDELOCK”.PULLING BACK THE CHARGING HANDAL TO INSURE AROUND RACKS UP AND INTO THE CHAMBER EVERY TIME.
      STAY LOW & RELOAD BROTHER

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      • Al
        Al

        I guess you have a point. Every time I would reload my AR it seemed easier for me to hit the bolt release. Could possibly be that I’m a lefty too!!! (That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it!!!) LOL!!!!!

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  3. Suburban
    Suburban

    The rifle is brought up, so that the magwell is between your eyes and the threat, and you can then look the magazine into the magwell without losing sight of the threat for very long. Unlike cardboard and steel targets, people move, especially when they’re getting shot at. I don’t want one disappearing on me, and then flanking me.

    Why look the magazine into the magwell? Although it’s not hard to do a no-look reload in slow motion in a no-stress situation, it’s much harder to do when adrenaline is involved and hands are shaking. Do some rapid push ups and suicide sprints and try it.

    Is the risk of launching a bullet in an unsafe direction, and it finding someone a mile and a half away, with your finger off the trigger, greater than the risk fumbling a reload or losing visual contact with the threat? I’m not sure that it is, but you’ll have to make that call yourself.

    I don’t usually disagree with Mr. Pincus, but this time I think I have to.

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  4. Suburban
    Suburban

    The rifle is brought up, so that the magwell is between your eyes and the threat, and you can then look the magazine into the magwell without losing sight of the threat for very long. Unlike cardboard and steel targets, people move, especially when they’re getting shot at. I don’t want one disappearing on me, and then flanking me.

    Why look the magazine into the magwell? Although it’s not hard to do a no-look reload in slow motion in a no-stress situation, it’s much harder to do when adrenaline is involved and hands are shaking. Do some rapid push ups and suicide sprints and try it.

    Is the risk of launching a bullet in an unsafe direction, and it finding someone a mile and a half away, with your finger off the trigger, greater than the risk fumbling a reload or losing visual contact with the threat? I’m not sure that it is, but you’ll have to make that call yourself.

    I don’t usually disagree with Mr. Pincus, but this time I think I have to.

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  5. Lindy mansfield
    Lindy mansfield

    Dear, Rob. I did understand what you’re saying in the short clip. But shouldn’t the down wards and up watds position for reloading be vary according to the terrain of operation?

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