I’m seeing a lot of people on the different ranges who keep shooting until they get a click or see the slide lock back.
Back when God was a child I was trained to count rounds as I fired, to this day I still count, do you?
Shooting until you hear the click in my opinion is dangerous, was it a malfunction or an empty mag? The time you take to figure out the difference between a malfunction or an empty make puts you at increased risk of the bad actor gaining the upper hand.
During intense SD training I’ve also failed to recognize slide lock after emptying the mag, I never noticed it until one of the folks I train with pointed out after x number of rounds (depending on gun of the day), you automatically drop your mag and replace.
After that comment I paid a little more attention to my method, yep after 17 as I was dropping the mag I noticed slide lock that I hadn’t noticed during the actual drill. I’ve been working on combining the mental count with the visual cue.