AK Emergency Reload, One Hand, No Sling

Slovenia shooter Ziga who runs the Polenar Tactical channel demonstrates how to reload an AK with only arm/hand and without a sling.

Doing this without anyone firing back is one thing, but calmly kneeling down under fire (even if behind a barrier) with an arm that has been shot, swapping a magazine and standing back up is something altogether different.

Thanks to Jay for the tip.

Steve Johnson

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  • gb7

    Wasn’t this posted 6 days ago?

    • USMC03Vet

      Everything is fine. Ignore the Matrix acting up.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    This was barely interesting the first time.
    Is this a recruiting ad for Mall Team 6?

    • C.

      Mall Team 6…..that’s awesome. I’m using that now.

      • Plumbiphilious

        I could have sworn that there was a joke morale patch like that, akin to the “Armchair Generals” one.

  • Spencer

    unless you really are seal team 6 material just don’t…

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Who goes out and buys all that crap and dresses up to make these basically useless videos? Scary.

  • Don Ward

    Which is why it’s always vital to double-tap any AK users you might be in a gunfight with lest they watch Polenar.

    Now you know!

  • Scott Spaulding

    While I agree the guy is a little bit tacticool… and its a seriously narrow set of circumstances definitely not super high priority drill. For what its worth, there are plenty of other ways you could lose the use of your hand without being grievously injured. Burns, crushes, a number of broken fingers… or maybe the loop sling you had was so damn tight your arm has gone limp, Ive been there before.

  • Paranormal

    I guess as part of the tacticool outfit is asbestos lined trousers so the AK gas tube doesn’t give the back of your leg third degree burns….

    • iksnilol

      I think the leg is touching the handguard (legguard?).

    • Tassiebush

      When this technique is used under fire the operator’s inevitable wetting and soiling of pants would act as coolant!

  • This technique was first developed many many yrs ago by the Isrealis. I learned it 10 yrs ago at a CT course with AR’s and pistols. and it is still taught. Nothing new!

  • What’s the story on Polenar? Are they really in Slovenia? Are they former military?

  • petru sova

    Hey Slovok rocks, both in music and quick changing magazines.