This is a discussion on Point shooting at 15 feet within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Matthew Temkin Quite a few well known instructors now see some type of point shooing to be a valuable skill to have. ...
I think that distance is they key on this whole topic. Some people teach it well past contact distance and for others it stops there. I'd like to know of a sme self defense instructor who teaches point shooting at distances outside of 3 yards.
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And once when I was teaching a class for the Akron Oh PD I was loaned a Glock 17 without sights for the class.
I guess they wanted to keep me honest.
(Demonstrating with a sightless pistol does not mean the instructor dismisses the necessity for sighted shooting. It is just a training vehicle.)
Bottom line-- all of my guns have sights since this is not an either/ or proposition.
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...
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when instructors use guns without sights on them it leads me to believe
To correct the wrong quotes assumption above, it could read like this -- when instructors use training guns in a training session, without sights on them it leads me to believe that guy wouldn't really "need" to make use of sights --
But lets not forget, there are guns that are manufactured without sights on them that people, designed for sd purposes no less, carry often enough. So it's not beyond the realm of possibility to see one of those make/models being used for sd. But you hit it correctly Mike, the video he refers to was for demonstration purposes only, with an slant at dispelling the myths that abound that one has to be able to whisper in someone's ear before they'd think about moving to a simple retention skill.
He was a competitive shooter as well as a gunsmith.
The only thing missing from the parts box was a frame.
I bought the frame and taught myself (with much consulting of a good friend of mine) how to build a 1911. That slide, it appears, was in transition to some sort of competition setup, hence the missing sights. What he was going to do is a mystery, as he never wrote anything down.
I taught myself to use that slide, and it's been good so far. I will be buying another slide, just not sure when. Maybe I'll pick one up at a gun show.
Ditto. Neither a help or a hinderence.
For years, I was told I HAD to be using the sights to make the precision hits I was making, I had to be cheating and selling snake oil. Well, with the you tube channel demonstrating the skills one can develop without use of sights, there's no more bs about calling it snake oil and parlor tricks. It works, it'll work for everyone, but their mind is usually the limiting factor, see my sig line, it's more accurate than people can imagine.
Strictly a training aid for myself and students who are paying me good money to learn to ignore them and then can't seem to do just that, knowing they are there. .