This is a discussion on What's your std of "adequate" ccw skill? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; No running maybe...but talk to the rangemaster about doing a few pushups or jumpjax to simulate physical strain. Just a suggestion, the indoor range I ...
No running maybe...but talk to the rangemaster about doing a few pushups or jumpjax to simulate physical strain.
Just a suggestion, the indoor range I use is ok w this if the lane either side of me is empty. Of course, the pistol stays on the lane shelf until ready to fire.
All the target stuff goes right out the window when you ENGAGE someone with Simunitions.
You see, it seems easy enough, but all of a sudden you are moving to cover, trying to keep your gun on a target that is moving and trying to shoot you first.
Its is an eye opener to say the least. Ive always shot expert on the police qual course but all that proves is that you can hit a target that... 1. can stand still and 2. dosent shoot back.
If your gun gets hung up during the draw or your reload dosent go like it should it seems like it takes WEEKS when the stuff is flying at you and all around you. Not to mention that it hurts enough when you get hit that you just want to quit and curl up in the fetal position and hope that it stops:O.
And when you finally figure it out and are starting to feel like a real badass, the instructor CHARGES you while clearing leather and if you arent faster than he is you are going to get shot. If you freak out you will get shot repeatedly.
What makes it all very real is the fact that the different scenarios always have you second guessing every move. Some scenarios you wont even shoot, others you are required to search and cuff and they always mix it up enough to have you wondering.
Its called Stress Taining and is about as real as it gets. The real beauty of it is since its a training exercise, you get to discuss your mistakes when its over.
It really proves that the typical range training and weapons handling and punching holes in paper is really ill siuted to preparing someone for an engagement.
Just about anyone can hit a stationary target. The big question is, can you do it when someone is tryin to KILL you ?