How Did You Choose a Shooting Style and Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrfctx View Post
    I would seek out a trainer who espouses common sense in their methodology, one who is inclusive of point shooting, alternative sighting methods(type two focus/aiming off the slide/CAR,etc.), and hard focus on the front sight. To exclude any of these things would limit your abilities to survive a gunfight. Take into account your particular needs for defense and start there, but plan to become well rounded by exploring the full spectrum of gunfighting, not just this or that, because you never know what situation your going to find yourself in. I would also seek out instruction in the use of empty hand combatives and edged weapons, and then learn to integrate all of your fighting skills.
    Well stated! +1
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    Great stuff! Thanks guys!

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    Most shoot outs will occur up close and they will be some what of a surprise. The body reacts a certain way when facing life threatening encounters such as being in a shoot out. I have listed these actions as the following:

    1. You will face the threat,
    2. Lower your center of gravity,
    3. Place both of your arms out in front you as to protect yourself.
    4. Both eyes will be wide open and focusing on the threat (Tunnel Vision).

    Any shooting style that covers these reactions should be used and practiced regularly. I myself practice shooting in a low isosceles stance with both arms locked out and both eyes open (Point Shooting). I use the same stance for aimed fire as well. I have included a couple of videos to show how some have reacted in shoot outs.

    YouTube - Shooting Caught on Tape

    YouTube - Ohio Shootout Caught On Tape
    "You fight the way you Train"

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    Those were some jarring videos.

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