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Question about training in and around a vehicle.

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MERCOP's thread made me think of something else, but I didn't want to hijack his thread.


I have been wanting to incorporate my vehicle into my training. Mainy shooting around it as concealment, and perhaps shooting from the window.

Now obviously in a real situation I wouldn't care, but for training, is there anything I should watch out for, or avoid doing? I remember seeing a video where a guy used his tailgate as a rest to shoot his 50bmg. Apparently the muzzle blast shattered his tail light. I'm not sure my 45 could do that, but is there anything like that to watch out for? I'd like my vehicle to leave the range with all the holes and fluids it cam in with.

Yes I am able to do this at my range.

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I would suggest taking a course if you have the money to spend on it. A number of respectable outfits have courses for just such a response. I'm hoping at some point in the near future I can get in to the course for similar training at NVTactical down here in VA.
 

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Yeah I understand that. I would like to attend one of George's classes at some point. Right now money does not permit it.


That isn't my point really. In my situation, I am just as likely, if not more likely, to find myself using my vehicle as concealment/cover as anything else. So I want to incorporate that into my training, but I don't want to blow out a window or something because I was shooting too close to it.

I already use vertical surfaces (such as a wall, door, tree) and horizotnal surfaces (low wall, counter). I guess the outside of a vehicle isn't much more than a combination of vertical and horizontal surfaces, with the addition of "under", which I won't even try to use my trucks for in training. I can (and have) simulate shooting under a car easy enough.
What do you have by way of a range to play with? Are you on your own personal/private range? Can you build yourself a little plywood vehicle cutout/shadow?
 
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