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Intentional targeting under stress

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    Shoot to stop not wound. He is capable of killing you if not completely stopped. no one wants to kill someone but sometimes it is necessary to protect you and the family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Wow, seems to be a lot of influence from "stories" that fill the forums. The problem is that lots of times the stuff is urban legends.

    In asking on several forums to who knows how many 1000s of people I have only one person who put two to the chest and one to the head. He was young, had not trained to do so, and took a round in the exchange.

    Trying to figure out why so much time is being spent on something that has happened so few times. I guess being able to so so on a stationary target on a buzzer makes people feel ready for the world.

    I personally know several people who have put rounds into the head of the bad guy using "vertical tracking" or "stitching" whatever you want to call it. And they all had various levels of training.

    The whole 21 foot rule has to be the most misunderstood, misquoted, and misused idea in firearms training.


    Very early on in training we solved the "people shooting the gun/gun hand mystery". Unless trained otherwise when people pick up a pistol they usually do so with one hand and "point" it. This requires lining up the eyes, gun and perceived threat. As something moves away from you it becomes smaller so your line of sight drops. This puts the pistol in COM of the shooter, either dead on or to the side (more likely when they are moving away). During the fight we focus on the threat, not a part of the threat. We shoot at them. Before our rounds hit the torso they need to get by the hand(s) and arms(s) in front of it. I would say that in FOF about 80% of the first rounds fired during the altercation strike the hands/arms if the attacker is armed with a pistol. If he has an impact or edged weapon the rounds strike the torso. Mystery solved.- George


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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    The whole 21 foot rule has to be the most misunderstood, misquoted, and misused idea in firearms training.
    Please elaborate.

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    Inside my vehicle door pouch, I recently replaced my six-shot .32 H&R revolver with a ten-shot Kel-Tec P-11. Besides having more ammo, it might be better to have to take the time, if you have the mind, to rack back the slide because shooting revolvers might be too easy and quick to do...and then boohoo on you after you get sued, pestered and arrested. During police firearms training, we learned how to unholster [unsnapped] and fire our .38s to do a double-tap in two seconds, time after time, time after time, again and again, slick and quick and instinctive, almost automatic. This could have been too fast if one made a mistake with one's gun: "Ooooops! Sorry! My mistake."

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