@gangward said in MP5 Reloads,:
You cannot insert a magazine into an MP5 if the bolt is forward, it requires a lot of force and is time consuming.
This is bullshit.
Yes you can, I have done it for years, you just gotta get it in there with some authority, and it's exactly how you should train with those weapons, you cannot be silk-gloving them and expect it to translate over to combat stress scenarios. You have to be heavy-handed with the procedures (you're also supposed to slap the mag to be sure it's seated properly to avoid it falling out). That guy in the video is preaching his personal opinion, not what has been taught for years in military training, he's even doing it in a clearly soft way to try to emphasize that "his way" being "better", and the fact that he would rather advocate for wasting ammo than to just be heavy-handed shows he is more interested in selling "his way" of doing it than actually prioritizing the things taught by military instructors. The only time you're really likely to encounter proper struggles of inserting on a closed bolt is when you've overloaded your mag to 31 (because yes, a lot of MP5 mags you can actually overload them, the leeway in the mags that allow them to be overloaded is there for the explicit purpose to be able to reload on a closed bolt).