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I like it!!!! seems like a good thing. I just gave up target shooting and I am strictly point shooting on silhouettes. I leave the bullseyes for my long guns.
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Very good read, I also like it.
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thanks for the post. interesting story.
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I especially like "just pull the d@mn trigger as fast as you can".....!
Thanks for the link.
Very good link.
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I was looking for distances in the thread and all I could find were 8 yards, 0-6 yards, and 10 yards.
Do you have drills/techniques for farther out?
Thanks Matthew... this is a great reference.
All the training I've had has pooh poohed point shooting but I want to explore it for myself before I make up my mind. This looks like it will help immensely.
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Good lessons. Don't train your instincts out of yourself by putting too much emphasis on sights, breathing, stance, or other non-real world fight stopping skills. A study gave guns to total novices and trained officers and presented them with a sudden threat. Those who had never handled a gun reacted much, much faster with greater accuracy by using their instincs, crouching, and point shooting head shots. A lot of Fairbairn's ideas are still relevant.
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While I have played with point shooting out to 20 yards I think that at distances greater than 10-15 yards one should transition to the sights.
Of course one can practice to see the maximum distance one can take this skill out to.
I have made this a regular part of my training plan. I have found that I get hits, of acceptable accuracy, out to 15 yards using this method but I prefer to use my sights after 10 yards because for me that is where the "speed versus accuracy trade-off" seems to merge.
"A few years ago I realized that at close contact distances I didn't need to use my sights as much as I needed to be fast."
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