GUN Is it okay to drop a loaded mag during comps?

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  1. krott5333

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    lets say you have two sections of a course, in which you have to move from the first to the second, and you know you'll need more than one mag halfway through the second section, is it okay to drop a mag with rounds still in it on the way over

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    I have no clue WTF you're asking...
     
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    It totally depends on the club that you're shooting with. Some local IDPA clubs will not allow you to drop your mags at all or else you'll receive a 10 second penalty, you have to keep them on your person at all times.

    Whether it's physically okay or not, well if the round on top comes forward just a little bit after dropping it, that can easily cause a FTF when you load the magazine.
     
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    Thought IDPA will let you drop empty mags
     
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    It depends on the club, all the local IDPA matches in my area don't allow it :o. I don't know how it is at the state and national level for the IDPA though since i've only competed locally.
     
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    round on top? the round on top of the mag? why would it come forward..

    if I'm dropping a mag thats not yet empty, the slide would be forward with one round in the chamber still, I dont see how dropping the mag would affect the function of the gun at all..

    I thought maybe it could be seen as a safety thing, a loaded mag dropping on the floor.. of course I doubt that would ever pose a problem, but you know how some people are with off the wall safety rules.
     
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    :greddy:

    I really dont feel like having to keep an empty mag on me and taking the time to put it in the mag pouch
     
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    show them the rule book next time.

    If you shoot to slide lock and the course plan does NOT call for a "tactical reload" or whatever they call it, then you can drop the empty mag.
     
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    which is why most guy's just stick it in a pocket isntead of putting it in a mag pouch.
     
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    And don't you have a comp coming up? Better get the fuck off OT and be practing drawing and magazine changes...

    And from that other video malfunction clearing because that guy didn't know WTF was going on when it happened to him.
     
  11. krott5333

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    #1. I have been practicing drawing and mag changes, but I've been practicing with letting them drop to the floor, not putting them in my pocket :greddy:

    #2. the only malfunction ive ever had with my G34 was one stovepipe, probably due to limpwristing.. and those are easy enough to clear. And I dont expect a feeding problem using FMJ

    #3. yeah, I have a comp in 11 hours, but I'm at work.. at the gas station.. I dont think the customers would enjoy walking into the store seeing me drawing my gun and practicing mag changes :mamoru2:
     
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    Stick it in your pocket.
     
  13. krott5333

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    if I cant drop em, thats what I'll do
     
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    I'm talking about it effecting the gun if you put the mag that was dropped back in the gun... the round at the top of the magazine may come forward and unseated a little bit when it hits the ground and that would cause a FTF if you loaded that mag again without tapping the back to reseat all the rounds.

    Also, everywhere around me only lets you load to 10 rounds and not the full capacity so it levels the playing field (I think they do this at the big matches too) and they can essentially force a certain amount of mag changes per stage, so having to drop a mag with rounds still in it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    IPSC rules let you drop them.

    IDPA is the one that won't let you.

    From what you've posted... you follow the IPSC rules
     
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    well like I said, you never know.. if you're moving from one area to another, you've got the time to do a reload, why not do it on the move instead of wasting precious time while you're at the shooting area :dunno:

    and I wouldn't put the mag back in without loading it back up anyway :o
     
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    I'm not all that familiar with the competition groups but I thought they usually tried to make people better shooters with more tactics. But then I always read about rules about what people can do with mags, what handguns are allowed, etc. It seems like some of the rules get pretty dumb and perhaps contradictory to real life technique. Am I was off?
     
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    Most stages are designed with certain reload points in mind every 10 shots, you won't have to worry about that.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    YES... Reloads should be done when you WANT to, NOT when you have to. If you shoot to slide lock, You fucked up.
     

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