A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 05, 2005
New York Reload (a second loaded gun)
A "New York reload" is when the first gun runs out of ammunition and you "reload" with a second fully loaded gun. The term appears to date from the 1980s or early 1990s.

http://members.aol.com/vaquero760/ffaq/combat.htm
What's a New York reload?
It's a gun fighting technique. After firing all the shots from your first gun, you let the gun drop to the ground and pull your second gun.

http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/awadmail131.html
From: Gene Wolfe (genewlfATaol.com)
Subject: Another One

Are you familiar with "New York Reload"? It means drawing a second gun. For many years, NY City cops had to use revolvers and could not carry speed loaders for them. (If they reloaded they had to do it from belt loops holding one cartridge each.) They were, however, permitted a concealed second gun.

This expression is sometimes corrupted to St. Louis Reload, Chicago Reload, and so on. It originated in New York in the way I have explained.

tp://www.kramerleather.com/evan/archive1/archive1.html
A "New York Reload" (second gun) allows us to continue the fight.

http://www.spw-duf.info/emperor.html
The fastest reload with a revolver (and sometimes with an autoloader) is a New York reload - drawing a second gun.

http://www.ironcrown.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6232
That does not stop players from using a "New York Reload" (draw another pre-loaded pistol from the bandolier and drop the one you just fired).

http://www.ccwforums.com/archive/index.php/t-110.html
By reading your post, I see you already know the fastest malf. clearing procedure is the "New York" reload. (go for your back up gun)

(Google Groups)
Understanding the backup gun
... I should be carried where it can be gotten to by the weak hand. (Best way to do a "New York" reload ). It should not be to small as to make it hard to control. ...
info.firearms - Dec 13 1993, 2:24 pm by - 1 message - 1 author

Understanding the backup
... (Best way to do SH> a "New York" reload ). () What's a "New York" reload? Shooting with another gun? * SLMR 2.1a *
info.firearms - Dec 14 1993, 5:06 am by Dave Aronson - 1 message - 1 author

---> Gun Ban Deceit <---
... equipped with speedloaders, a reload takes 2 or 3 seconds. the fastest reload is another gun (aptly dubbed a new york reload). thus ...
alt.fan.rush-limbaugh - Jul 24 1996, 1:37 pm by Richard Popkin
Posted by Barry Popik
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