Nothing ridiculous about it. Here's my take:
Since you mention tactical reloads, I presume you're talking about IDPA competition. IDPA rules forbid "airgunning" (empty-hand walk-through) on the stage, so that's out of the picture from the starting gate.
I'd suggest doing your dry-fire practice drills before arriving at the match, at home or at the hotel before you head to the range. Once you get there (try to arrive early) go to a Safe Area and practice draw to the shot from concealment, dry into the Safe Area's backstop. DON'T practice reloads there, since even with empty magazines it will look as if you're violating the rule against ammo in the safe zone, and it will cause more problems than it solves.
Once you're at the stage, spend your time watching other shooters go through it, and mentally visualizing yourself performing your intended game plan. It does for your head what dry fire does for your trigger finger.
Good luck. Try it for a while, and feel free to c'mon back here and let us know how it works for ya.