Firing from the Hip?
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February 9th, 2012 11:42 PM
The NRA Personal Protection Outside of the Home course includes firing from the hip and how to properly draw from a concealed holster or purse.
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February 10th, 2012 12:42 PM
Did that in my last class...I have to say I didn't particularly enjoy being lined up that close to each other (and the targets) with everyone doing a point-blank mag dump...between brass and gasses, it wasn't fun.
February 11th, 2012 12:48 PM
February 11th, 2012 02:28 PM
From that distance hits at the very bottom of your silhouette target would impress me as much or maybe more.
Originally Posted by 303british
Hits at or between the hips are nothing to be scoffed at since BG will no longer be able to stand efficiently erect. Might be enough time to get away or finish a proper pound down.
February 11th, 2012 08:27 PM
Why would you not want center mass hits? No offense intended to you, but that thought process boggles me.
Originally Posted by Doghandler
While I agree shots to the legs are better than misses, it isn't the first thing to be aimed at unless that is all you have.
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February 11th, 2012 10:00 PM
Sometimes you must hit what is available first.
Originally Posted by 45ACP4ever
In other words there may not be time to waste by raising the gun to chest level, especially from the draw.
You may have to hit low and then zipper your way up to the chest area.
I should add, however, that it is very easy to make chest and even head shots while hip shooting.
Just focus your eyes on the spot that you wish to hit and the muzzle will follow.
February 11th, 2012 10:13 PM
I'm did a tour of duty consisting of boarding suspected "pirate" ships in the Philipines and our training taught us to shoot from the "third eye" (hip) as soon as we cleared the holster we had to do this while a guy was wresting with us, The whole drill was to create space and take down the target... Surprisingly effective tactic and easy to get proficient at.
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February 12th, 2012 09:45 AM
It is all in the knowing, if one does not know how then it is impossible, but if one knows how then there is lots of doable things that most think impossible. As to shooting from the hip, just letting it happen helps if you think about it to much it doesn't work as well. Think pointing your finger (you do that without think of how) only with the barrel of the gun.
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February 12th, 2012 03:33 PM
February 16th, 2012 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by samefly
I spend approx 3% instruction time teaching instinctive or point shooting from the hip. Our formal course of fire requires 3 yards, 3 rounds center of mass, 4 seconds.
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