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It occured to me that it would be a faster reload if you replaced the magazine before you fired your last shot and its hard to count your shots. Why not make it so your gun automaticly drops the mag when it is empty but one more bullet is in the barrel? The mag is useless by then anyway and if you have the time to put another mag in before you fire your last bullet that would be the best time to do so. If you choose not to put another mag in and fire the last shot then the slide should lock back.
 

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Intersting idea for tactical situations, but there are 2 problems that presents.

1st is that it gives too much information to BGs. If no one is counting shots its hard to know how many have been fired, but if the mag just drops out automatically thats a pretty obvious giveaway that you are down to your last shot.

2nd, it is impractical for any other situation. Like practicing at the range, just having the mag drop on the floor every time would be unneccesary wear and tear.

I don't think the slight benefits would outweigh the added complexity, weight, expense, reliability concerns, etc. that go along with more moving parts.
 

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1st is that it gives too much information to BGs. If no one is counting shots its hard to know how many have been fired, but if the mag just drops out automatically thats a pretty obvious giveaway that you are down to your last shot.
M1 Garand syndrome indeed. *PING!*

2nd, it is impractical for any other situation. Like practicing at the range, just having the mag drop on the floor every time would be unneccesary wear and tear.
Indeed. Most operators in a tactical situation will just drop their empties especially cops for crime scene integrity, but I think in most any other instance it'd be an annoyance.

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Pre-diddy said:
Intersting idea for tactical situations, but there are 2 problems that presents.

1st is that it gives too much information to BGs. If no one is counting shots its hard to know how many have been fired, but if the mag just drops out automatically thats a pretty obvious giveaway that you are down to your last shot.

2nd, it is impractical for any other situation. Like practicing at the range, just having the mag drop on the floor every time would be unneccesary wear and tear.

I don't think the slight benefits would outweigh the added complexity, weight, expense, reliability concerns, etc. that go along with more moving parts.
Id rather the BG know I had one shot left than know the gun was empty (slide locking back). Not to mention it would let you know that you were "about" to be empty before you are suprised by that fact.
 
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