I took a few minutes yesterday to practice some shooting from cover skills, heck I only live 10 minutes from the gun club and the weather was awesome. My wife issued me official orders to go pickup a truck load of mulch so I sneaked the range bag into the truck and accidently stopped by there on the way back, LOL.
I hear people in my shooting circles talking about how cover means nothing because it can be shot through. Well that's horse crap. Whether cover is hard or soft it still performs the job. If you come from cover instantly firing deadly accurate, avoid popping your head in and out broadcasting your position, and if you don't wrap your arms around the corner and hug it like most IDPA competitors you probably wont get your butt shot off. And doing this right ensures you will own the ass of the bad guy.
I've also been amazed how accurate and precise shooting from LOW COVER can be. So I post a few very short examples. Takes more time to read this post than watch these videos. I'm not some tactical hot shot so these techniques are easy for any regular shooter. These vids are not instructional in nature though. I make too many experimental mistakes in my drills to consider them a demo of any sort. They just give other shooters ideas and stimulate valuable discussions.
What the bad guy sees when you shoot from cover - YouTube
Shooting from LOW COVER Sig p938 - YouTube
More OC Experiment Practice with XDS45 and BRAIDS holster - YouTube