Poor man's shoot-on-the-move simulator
I was going to post this on my "shooting on the move thread", but that has degenerated into a debate about what the definition of "the X" is.:redface:
In any case...I have the old original Nintendo video game "Duck Hunt." I practiced hitting those ducks while "Groucho walking" and then sprinting across my living room. I practiced using the sights, and point shooting. I practiced one handed, and two handed...The game gives you 3 shots per duck, and I used rapid fire until the target was down, or I was out of ammo (a miss).
The interesting result was that, at a distance of 2-7 feet, at a rapidly moving and very small target, I was consistently getting a 80-100% hit ratio, regardless of technique. (If you're wondering, I got to level 16 and a score of about 250,000:wink:)
Of course, the light gun used in the game has no recoil, but it is still a useful, safe, and cheap training tool, IMHO. It is also a bit of a workout!:tongue:
So, at these up close and personal distances, it would seem accurate hits are possible even while moving out at a pretty good pace.
Next time, I will try this while holding my ballistic panel-equipped briefcase as a "shield" and see what the results are.