On another site I frequent, a member posted that he had to draw and fire 2 shots from his Glock 22. A large dog charged him and his children on his property as he was getting them out of his car. He remembered it being completely instinctive, that he point shot and never saw his sights. I believe he hit and killed the dog on the 2nd shot.
Sixto, Fairbain was a Brit commando type guy in WW2. He invented some knife fighting techniques and a knife to go with them. I just recently saw a copy of his shooting techniques at a gun show. It was all about point shooting. Some of the pics looked old and silly, other stuff looked good. I was just curious if anyone knew about it.
FSA (Fairbairn, Sykes, & Applegate) IS point shooting. It has been refined over the years, but the bones are still FSA. The theory is simple but works, with practice.
You guys have just converted me. I am off to the range to start practicing point shooting. Very valuable thread. I know that this topic has been discussed before, but for some reason, it just took hold with me.
I think credit should go where credit is due.
Fairbairn and Sykes are the 'fathers' of point-shooting, AFAIK.
Shanghai Police, 1930's, etc., many gunfights. "Shooting to Live" is the book.
Then others built upon or altered the original system.
An informative page on point shooting and its background is this one:
~spwenger's DEFENSIVE USE OF FIREARMS: Point Shooting?
I found the book on the web. Guess that any copyrights have expired.
Nice link thanks. This is the book I saw at the gunshow.