Hostage Drill

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    Hostage Drill

    Today I shot a Hostage Drill that I periodically shoot.

    While the likelihood of my being in such a situation is minute, I consider it prudent to put some preparation into such circumstance, so as to not be totally unprepared, should it occur. As I recall such a possibility has been brought up in a few threads.

    Something to consider.

    The drill was shot from a standing position, at 10 yards, with full power .357 Mag reloads, out of a GP100, fixed sight, 3". Fifty rounds or thereabout were fired. Incorporating some mental imagery raises the intensity of the drill
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    If I'm ever taken hostage, I hope you're my rescuer. I won't mind at all if you pierce my ear a little in the process.

    Seriously, good timing on this post. Tomorrow I'm driving an hour out to some remote property so that I can practice drawing, shooting on the move, etc.. I'll be sure to add this scenario.
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    Nice gun. I want one!

    I wish I had the space to set up my own range with a couple of COF's...
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    Nice job there.

    I run this drill occasionally, it's mostly a fun drill though as I most likely would not take that shot in real life. A man has got to know his limitations.

    Another way to up the intensity is to shoot with a buddy and every hit you make to the "hostage", you pay $5 to the other guy. Dip in to your pocket enough times, you'll slow down and make quality shots, garuanteed.
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    I shoot some hostage targets every time I go to the range. Not only for the hostage drill practice, but it is also just good practice shooting at a small area.
    I use the "dirty bird hostage silhouette", it gives me a BG on each side of the hostage. You can later use the hostage for CM practice.

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    Guantes, are you running the drill from the hoster, low ready, stand off or just 10 yd precise shooting?
    It's gotta be who you are, not a hobby. reinman45

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    10 yard precise shooting, as I believe that would be the most likely circumstances I would encounter in a real situation.
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    I dont think I'd ever take that shot if it were presented to me in a real life scenario... but I do that drill all the time. Not because I think I'll be doing some hostage rescue, but because it adds an element of pressure for precise shooting practice. If you really want to challenge yourself, instead of the paper plate, use a balloon.
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    Its not a shot I would ever want to take, but I can envision circumstances where I would consider it mandatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    Its not a shot I would ever want to take, but I can envision circumstances where I would consider it mandatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    You can later use the hostage for CM practice.
    Please don't be my rescuer if I am ever taken hostage.


    Anything to amp up the stakes and intensity is good in my book.
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    I actually shoot that scenario with a .308 more than I do a pistol.
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    I would take that shot with my AR15 varmint gun,I'd put a 55 grain FMJ right thru his eyeball
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I actually shoot that scenario with a .308 more than I do a pistol.
    Your post jogged my memory. I observed a similar shot with a .30-06 at a similar distance (around 10 yards). It was in an orange grove at the conclusion of a kidnapping/pursuit incident. It was slightly different in that it was side shot rather than a frontal shot, with about a two inch safety window. The results were instantaneous and conclusive.
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    Im like most here, I practice it, but pray I never need to do it. Nice shooting Guantes...
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