New York reload

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New York reload (plural New York reloads)

  1. The act of drawing a second handgun when the first jams or runs out of ammunition, rather than reloading the first, in order to gain a speed advantage.
    • 2002, Ed Lovette, The Snubby Revolver: The ECQ, Backup, and Concealed Carry Standard, Paladin Press, →ISBN, page 51:
      The fastest revolver reload is a second revolver, a.k.a. "the New York reload."
    • 2004, Patrick Sweeney, Gun Digest Book of Smith & Wesson, Gun Digest, →ISBN, page 117:
      And handling a long gun is out, so the drill is to drop or holster the first handgun, and do a New York Reload.
    • 2006, Patrick Sweeney, The Gun Digest Book Of The 1911: A Complete Look At The Use, Care & Repair of the 1911 Pistol, Volume 2, Gun Digest, →ISBN, page 143:
      The fastest reload is another loaded gun: The New York Reload.
    • 2008, Steve Denney, "Short, But Still Sweet: Lessons from the 'Snubby Summit,'", July 8th, 2008:
      First, they may be the fastest reload for an empty primary gun—the so-called "New York reload."