Huh? (aka: How to Train?)
At the risk of sounding really ignorant:
When I was in the military, we were taught to focus on the front sight of the weapon, with the target fuzzy, and take a second or so to line up the sights. As I'm reading through various posts, I'm seeing terms like "point shooting" and "front sight only." I think I'll probably get lots of different opinions here, but what is the best (most recommended) way to train for rapid target acquisition?
What is the context of the fight?!
Good post Troy!
agentmel, "Situations dictate strategy, strategy dictate tactics, and tactics dictate techniques.....techniques should not dictate anything.
I have conversed with a bunch of guys back from Iraq. One thing is clear, they are taught sighted fire in training.....but many (not all) are gravitating towards threat focused shooting while kicking in doors.
Why? Because that is what the situation dictates. Low light, the need to ID innocents, the need for a field of vision, and the need to engage as quickly as humanly possible. These factors are bringing back combat proven skill sets from WWII. The guys with the door kicking experience are passing these skills to the guys that are new in country.
Combat has a way of separating the wheat from the chaffe.
If you would like to find out why threat focused skills are so important do the "Tueller Drill Suarez International style." Get an Airsoft gun and partner with a rubber club. Have him attack you at a full run from seven yards, then six yards, then five yards, then four yards, then three yards. If you do not get off of the line of attack and nail him with fast and accurate shots, he gets to whack you upside the head.
You will see very quickly the need for threat focused skill sets.
Force on force is as closed to combat as many of us will ever get....but it does a fine job also of separating the wheat from the chaffe.