The real point was obviously our practice,but here are a few qualifications
The recoil assembly guide rod to the spring and the spring are a quick topic here.
- if on some weapons the spring isn’t put on the guide rod properly,it forces the guide rod out the front of the weapon and the weapon does not fire properly.
The fix is simple,but obviously you pull the barrell,reseat the guide rod and spring and the functions (seconds to fix)
- you have two different weapons one out of ammo,the second has ammo but a plastic guide rod that has issues, the first is a metal guide rod,the important point obviously is that they be interchangeable. You interchange and go on.
I agree most of us would want to drop and pick up something else( makes perfect sense).
This is about how and what we train for?
Multiple weapons,do we train with oops it doesn’t work, immediately pick up the other weapon,do we do this thinking about gross motor skills as opposed to normal fine motor skills.
There is a level of expertise that dark or blind disassembly and assembly required,that if mastered,even under stress, translates into our stress behavior and being able to control it( the stress).
I say this thinking about myself also,how prepared am I given that most encounters are far different from what we think.
As you most likely know,about the ccw victim in va,followed home by three thugs 1 with a gun,the shoot out happened in his driveway. He died,the thug was wounded,others ran. He had multiple vehicles for cover,yet somehow apparently used none(appropriately). He was armed,knew they were following him etc etc.
And died. I’m not sure we can ever train enough, or think outside the box enought.
But unless forced too,I would most likely grab the next weapon to.
But I do practice blindfolded just in case I run into something that is different than my thinking.
Cheers: Thanks for the response