Removing and inserting a magazine into your pistol is a basic function that new shooters must know, but it is also an important task that needs to be done correctly so that you develop muscle memory with the right habits. If you plan to use your pistol in a defensive situation, then you will need to change your magazine quickly, effectively, and possibly in low-light or no-light or one-handed situations. If you shοot competitively, you will have to plan your reloads and execute them flawlessly.
Keep the gun in your personal workspace where your muzzle and sights can remain on target. Push the magazine release and allow gravity to help the mag fall out of the gυn. When grabbing the new mag, extend your index finger along the front of the magazine and hold the baseplate in your palm. Bring the new mag up to your gυn using your pointer finger as a guide. As the new magazine nears the mag well, glance quickly to see it into the gun. Firmly seat the magazine with the palm of your support hand.