Yeah, I know, :frown: that was kinda a Tangle Magnum as posts go. Either some things are complicated, or I can't "spit" it out, oh well maybe as I get older.... :biggrin:Quote:
Originally Posted by P95Carry
As for your remarks, well said Chris! I agree fully about "ingrained", whether it's sighting, grip, or whatever. That has to do in fact with one of my theories about training. Oh, no, could this be the start of another Tangle length post? I'll try to give the short version. :wink:
I believe one reason there is contraversy about what shooting techniques are best and what works best in the street, etc. has to do with ingraining. If the training is insufficient to produce ingraining, under stress, the person will revert to untrained and perhaps "natural" shooting techniques and will be unsuccessful. The resulting assessment is usually that the shooting technique he was taught was wrong, when it really was that the ingraining didn't happen.
I have seen lots and lots of people shoot, in fact every time I take somebody shooting, I first have them shoot without instruction or demo to see how they "naturally" shoot. Without exception it is awful. Hits are all over the place and recoil management is dreadful. It is interesting to see what happens when I teach them good shooting techniques. Hits actully form groups and continue to improve and recoil comes under control. I have yet to see somebody's natural technique come anywhere close to good shooting techniques. But they don't shoot enough to ingrain the techniques. So, the next time we shoot or if I put them on a timer, they tend to revert back to those natural shooting habits and hits spread. I think that's what happens to LEOs, they are trained correctly, but not to ingraining, so when they have to shoot they shoot from their "natural" habits and are not very successful.
OTOH, like you have experienced, because of ingraining, I can't count how many times I've gone to my trained shooting techniques in stressful situations - mostly FOF training and didn't even realize I was doing it - I just do it. It's ingrained, so I guess it has now become "natural" to me.
Hey! Aren't you suppose to be out shooting your new P220 so you can tell us what you think - as if I didn't know already.
Then with the money you have left over, you need to think about a H&K USP. I am more and more impressed with this gun. I can engage the safety [b]before[\b] I do a press check and I can engage the safety [b]before[\b] I cock the hammer to a SA mode. And it shoots! Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm it shoots!
I swear I did it again! (Tangle size i.e.) :frown: