Thankfully somebody is teaching correct rifle drills.
Originally Posted by Gabe Suarez
Drop the magazine !? - This would have given us '50' during basic !
Civilians will probably have a pistol at hand. - Most soldiers won't.
They most certainly cannot throw their magazines away, because soon they will receive a re-supply, and need their magazines to reload.
The reload that I was taught went like this: ( FWIW.)
Shout loud to your colleges MAGAZINE ( or whatever you have combined,) to alert them to the fact that you are in the process of reloading.
Grip the FAL magazine, and press the mag' release with the thumb.
Throw the mag' into a spare pouch, or down your jacket front, - whatever !
Remove a fresh mag' from your pouch. Insert it, and continue to fight.
If you have to fight, do not fear death.
We will all die one day, so fight skillfully and bravely!
And if it is to be that you die, then at least go to God proudly.
Meet him as the proud warrior that you once were, and not as a sniveling coward.
Nobody lives forever.