This is a discussion on Enlightening & humbling experience at 21 feet within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Excellent report. Thank youo for posting your results. How about some video next time?...
Excellent report. Thank youo for posting your results.
How about some video next time?
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
-- Theodore Roosevelt --
Great write-up ppk - and well demonstrates just how the distance can be covered so fast. Plus too the possibility of ''fumble factor'' under stress.
Chris - P95
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Good write up. This scenario was covered in an advanced pistol class I took. Eye opening! The instructor used the phrase " Proximity defeats skill" as shown in that vid posted above. Thx for sharing.
Practice drills are good to do but the truth is real life is seldom the same as the practice drill. For one thing, in a practice drill both sides know whats going to happen and when, therefore, you are ready for it. Just think of how it would be if the attack was a total surprise and you had no idea when or what the person would do. The best training would be Inspector Clouseau drills and have someone attack you when you least expect it, at any give time, during a 24 hour day. Of course, that could cause alot of damage as we all know.
The video " Edged Weapons " will really give you an idea of just how fast an attacker can be on top of you from 21 feet. Have your weapon at the ready,... you'll need it.
Was it a pointy stick? My mom always warned me about playing with those. She said someone could get an eye put out!
Here is a great study by the Force Science Research Center on reaction times in a lethal force encounter.
This is a link to a downloadable PDF of the article that ran in Police Marksman magazine Sept/Oct 2003.
Click here to download.
This is a very valuable Web site for LEOs and armed citizens.
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