Last week, I talked about putting three tools to work to increase your survivability in a gunfight: Those ideas were movement, combatives, and proper weapon deployment timing. This week, in Part II, I want to show you three set ups to drill movement, combatives, and proper weapon deployment timing in your own training. Don’t forget, these drills can all be done dry-fire or with some sort of training handgun like a S.I.R.T. or airsoft gun to ingrain the skills without shooting live ammo.
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This should get your attention: Train wrong and you will do wrong. Period. If you are unlucky enough to find yourself in a gunfight, deploying your handgun quickly and effectively are both keys to your survival and winning the fight—while minimizing your chances of injury.
The Austrian ISSC M22 self-loading pistol is a fun gun that resembles the world’s most popular police pistol, the Glock. The pistol is affordable at little more than the price of a .22 conversion unit for the Glock pistol and has good features including a Lothar Walther barrel. While it looks like the double action only Glock, the ISSC-Austria M22 is a single-action pistol.
We all were told at some point in our training to “relax, squeeze the trigger slowly, and let the gun kick freely.” This makes sense when you’re just starting out, but if you want to shoot faster and maintain a high degree of accuracy, this basic advice will have to evolve. You will have to do things differently. That’s where shooting stance comes in.
The most common question presented to trainers, writers, and the family ‘gun person’ is, “Which handgun should I purchase for personal defense?” The bottom line is dependent upon the shooter and how much or how little time, effort, and training will go into the final choice. There are many firearms that are well suited to personal defense. But the student differs mentally and physically, and so should the choices each individual makes. The first step is individual research and study.
During a recent training with Craig Douglas of ShivWorks, I was introduced to the world of realistic training with the help of airsoft guns. I really had no idea the high quality airsoft trainers were so realistic, accurate, or well made. Essentially, this type of practice allows regular and higher risk live training to be done with the airsoft gun to minimize risk to a negligible level. I still believe that a year spent dry-fire practicing will net more advantage than weekly range trips with live fire, but I believe airsoft holds a legitimate place between those two extremes.
Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates for beginners how to properly grip a semi-auto pistol. Firearm instructors and experienced shooters are encouraged to watch and share these tips with newcomers to the shooting sports.
Getting hits at close range in a battle with a felon is the single most likely gun fighting skill you will be called upon to execute. For those of us that have experienced such a battle, it is unforgettable. The action has been called the Tyranny of the Moment.
I know the Shooter’s Log has many readers that carry. Perhaps it is because your state allows open or constitutional carry
It’s easy to become dogmatic when it comes to our shooting techniques and gear. The Internet is in a constant state
If you are not a fan of laser trainers, either you haven’t had the opportunity to try one or you somehow had the wrong opportunity. A laser trainer is the ideal tool
Female readers of the Shooter’s Log can pick up some useful tips from world-champion shooters and Babes with Bullets instructors Kay Miculek and Lena Miculek-Afentul,
One of the most prolific cottage industries to crop up in the world of practical handgunnery in recent years has
The Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle recently found a brand-new six-part video series called “Training With Lasers,” which was created by Crimson Trace
We asked our Facebook fans about their longest pistol shot. The answers ranged from a mere 25 yards, the
If I had to pick one key that will give you the single-biggest measurable improvement in your handgun shooting, I would pick
In my various roles as a firearms trainer, I have spent countless hours fixing problems for students whose issues were
Train and defend are simple watchwords. About 99 percent of the ammunition we fire is in practice. Competition shooting takes a lot of ammunition, although staying sharp also demands its share. The problem often is finding a good practice load.