Is there a good reason for FOF training?
This is a question that many ask and many answer it with a NO I can make good hits on the range shooting paper. So why do I need to spend the money for FOF training? Here is what Grossman says about stress inoculation doing some type of FOF.
A training sergeant from one major western city told me that his city had been having a significant problem with officers firing far too many shots with drastically low hit ratios. He said that on the firing range his officers could get around 90 percent hits, but on the street they were lucky to hit with 20 percent of the bullets fired. When the sergeant was ordered to call major police departments around the country to see if others were having the same problem, he found that the vast majority of departments were. One agency called it the “metro spray.” He also found that a small minority of departments had fixed the problem and were getting over a 90 percent hit ratio in real, life-and-death shooting events. The California Highway Patrol, Salt Lake City P.D., Toledo P.D. and other pioneers across America are now reporting extraordinary hit rates, while firing very few rounds. One of the key distinguishing characteristics that differentiates these departments from others is their training. In particular, in-service training that provides stress inoculation with paint bullets or some other kind of force-on-force training with marking capsules. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman