Video: How To Load And Chamber A Pistol

Gun News

One of the most basic skills pertaining to any handgun is understanding how to properly load and chamber one. Jamey Caldwell offers step-by-step instruction.

New to shooting? Then every step on the road to becoming a competent marksman can seem daunting. This includes the relatively simple process of loading and chambering your pistol. Yet, this most fundamental of the fundamentals must be mastered or your handgun’s utility reverts to that of a cudgel. A small one at that.

Jamey Caldwell, an instructor at 1-Minute Out and former special operator, covers the fundamentals of loading and chambering a pistol in the short video above. Your particular make and model of handgun may differ in some small ways from the Walther PDP used in his demonstration. However, the basic operation of loading up a magazine remains essentially the same. If you’re brand-new to firearms, it’s a wise course of action to watch Caldwell go through this procedure several times, until you understand all the aspects.

Additionally, if you never fired a gun before, you should go it alone your first time behind the trigger. Admittedly, even for novices the processes of loading and chambering a pistol are rudimentary, but that doesn’t preclude errors. It’s best to have a seasoned hand with you for your first live-fire—an instructor, range officer or experienced friend. Not only will they get you up to speed on loading and chambering your pistol, but they’ll be there to help you with more challenging aspects of marksmanship.

Get more training from Panteao Productions.

You Might Like

Get More Training From Jamey Caldwell:

Related GunDigest Articles


44-Targetposters-pack-GD-reduced-300NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Storm Tactical Printable Target Pack

62 Printable MOA Targets with DOT Drills – Rifle Range in YARDS This impressive target pack from our friends at Storm Tactical contains 62 printable targets for rifle and handgun range use. Target grids and bullseye sizes are in MOA. Ideal for long-range shooting! Get Free Targets


You Might Like

Articles You May Like

North Dakota: Legislature Adjourns from Successful Legislative Session for the Second Amendment
A supporter of changing the student loan system will lead a federal aid office.
Oregon: Your Action Needed – Anti-Gun Legislation Sent Back to Senate for One Last Vote
Jenesse Center to Host Free Virtual IMPACT LA on May 7th, June 4th and August 13th for Immigration Legal Issues
Kansas Legislature Overrides Gov.’s Veto of NRA-Backed Bill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *