pretty new here, but a couple of interesting observations. Well, interesting to me, YMMV. I practice both types of reloads, but would guess that in reality would likely shoot to slide lock, dump the empty and get on with it (if not overly perforated.) If able to take cover, would probably do a "tactical" reload to top off. I read a couple of posts about FOF versus SD scenarios. It seems that any self defense scenario requiring a gun is a force-on-force scenario. Different schools/instructors teach different methods, and different people have different opinions. I try to learn as many things as possible, because I cannot predict what will happen should I need to use my pistol in self defense.