Be it a handgun class, a carbine class, an IDPA match, or even just some general plinking in the back forty; people burn up valuable time due to how they carry their ammo which in turn, slows down their ability to reload magazines and return to shooting. So here are two quick tips:
First; preload your magazines. It is much easier to download a magazine or two if you need to versus standing there jamming 8-20+ rounds into each of your magazines. You’ll be amazed at how much time this saves.
Second; take your ammo out of the boxes it came in and dump it into a large storage container like an ammo can. By taking the ammo out of the individual boxes you purchased it in; you are reducing the number of times you have to handle the ammo which means less down time for you. Think about it: You show up with 500 rounds of 9mm ammo in 50 round boxes. Out of the gate you are handling 10 boxes of ammo instead of 1. Now it is time to load up some mags. Now you have to open the box, remove the tray, and then pluck a single round from the tray and insert it into the mag. If your ammo is already out of those containers, you simply grab a round and load it in the mag. It is so easy, a caveman could do it.
Try these two tips the next time you are at the range and see if it helps to speed things up for you.