While reloading weapons in CS GO it can be seen that the ammo counter gets reset while the animation is playing, more exactly when you finish inserting the magazine. Doing a weapon switch in that moment doesn't cancel the reload so technically the weapon is reloaded when you go back to it.
Question: would a fast weapon switch (default Q) prove to be faster than waiting for the reload animation to end? Or is there a rule set in the game to make sure this does not happen?
You can't shoot while the animation is playing, so the weapon switch would give you an advantage if it were indeed faster. It's a bit unclear to me if the switch is faster for the weapons I've tried. It seems so, but not by a lot.