Shooting Slam: How to Perform a Quick Magazine Change on an AR-15

Mike Hughes, the rangemaster at the Gunsite Training Academy in Paulden, Arizona, explains how to perform two quick and efficient AR-15 reloads.

Hughes describes a magazine-exchange technique known as the "L," which entails ejecting an empty magazine and, with the same hand, inserting a new (full) magazine so that the magazines are held in an "L" shape, perpendicular to each other during the reloading process.

The other reloading option Hughes explains entails keeping the magazines parallel and next to each other, separated by the shooter's finger. The old empty magazine is then put in the shooter's back pocket.