Hi guys, just wanted to write a review of some training I got over the weekend of 14-15 July 2007. This was a course in Threat Focused Shooting (aka- Quick Kill) given by Brownie (aka-AzQKr). Let me preface this by saying I had a blast.
Luckily, we were a small class so we got plenty of hands on instruction. We shot at both standard sillohette targets and steel plates, with very few misses. In hindsight, most of our misses were on the smaller steel plates which we were always shooting at from farther back. I've always been the gun guy in my unit, but this class definately made me feel much more confident in my skills.
I guess I should probably discuss what we actually covered. We covered shooting from the hip, zippering a target (acurately), engaging targets behind you (without fully turning), firing while running, firing while disengaging from a target, and bump firing a handgun(but that was just more of a by the way thing). But what I found to be the two most important things we worked on were quicking our draw speed, and something Brownie called Quick Kill.
To me, Quick Kill can be described as refrenced shooting. You're not looking at the sights, but you do see the gun as well as your target. This concept was the hardest for me to pick up, and I still need practice with it. For the last ten years it has been drilled into me to use my sights whenever I shoot, it took a lot for me to realize I didn't always need to, and to be honest sometimes I found myself dropping into the classic Weaver sighted firing position.
The second day was even more fun, we spent most of it doing force-on-force work. We worked through fouling a target's draw, going hand to hand, and even a little work with disarms.
General lessons learned:
-If you're male and practicing force-on-force, use protection. My wife was able to find THE welt a few days later.
-Even if you're used to being out in the sun, bring sunscreen.
-Higher capacity is better.
-Shooting a large number of rounds in one day will have a negative effect on your hands. (Unless you're in the military- because then your hands are ALREADY a mess!)
-Drawing from concealed takes a LONG time!
I beleive Brownie will be giving another class out here sometime in September. I'm thinking of going again and would definately recommend this to anyone who could attend.
If you are looking for more information here is a link to flagflyfish's review of the class: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=29074