Jeff Cooper wrote 4 rules.
He was a man and recognized that people sometimes screw up
If you screw up 1 rule out of 4 you may be still safe
If you screw up 1 rule out of 2 you could be in deep trouble
1. All guns are always loaded!
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to...
Of all is the trainers, that I have trained with, the two that I respect and miss the most are Louis Awerbuck and Jeff Cooper. I can remember Louis diagnosing one of my 1911s which was shooting a little high and right. He told me to replace the barrel link. I did and shot it the next day...
Skill Set: Why I Don't Like the Forty
by Tiger McKee
This pair of Glocks are 9mm and the .40 caliber versions are the same size. The more abrupt cartridge, the .40 Auto, is harder on the machinery and the shooter. Is it enough more effective than the 9x19mm to justify going to the .40? Rich...
You said that it is hard to imagine "trained professionals" missing at zero to six feet
This is a good observation which has driven police departments nuts for many years
First, my comments are not anti police in anyway
The training that officers get at the police academy is very short...
i agree that supposedly experienced shooters can be a major problem.
Please notice what I am doing. I am challenging them, with a real money penalty
i have done this in a 40 person Women on Target class with excellent results
All of the 40 women had no experience.
One of the problems...
In a class, I always teach the 4 safety rules
After I am done explaining the rules, I ask each student if they understand and agree to follow the rules
They always say yes.
I then explain that if they do not follow the rules, I may ask them to leave the class and will not refund any money
Overall your last target is quite good, if we forget the low shots
How fast were you shooting?
Now about the low shots, without watching you my opinion is my best guess
My best guess is that your sight picture looked perfect to you and that you tried take the shot right then
I often see speed bolstering in beginner classes
i can normally put a stop to it, by explaining
That it is very dangerous
That it is totally unnecessary
That no armed confrontation has ever been won by speed holstering
I also explain the details of an after action drill, as follows:
The Evils Of Speed HolsteringPosted by Ed Head on Jul 3rd, 2012 and filed under Ed Head, Featured. You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Alright guys, let’s admit it; we all learned to shoot watching our heroes...
Most of you know that I stress point shooting in close situations, especially where retention of your firearm is a significant concern.
Some years ago I was involved in an informal comparison of point vs. aimed shooting.
What I learned was
Point shooting is not faster
Point shooting is way less...
Thanks for an excellent reasoned response.
i would expect nothing less from you
I have coached/trained a number of officers to pass their qqualifications
It has never taken very long to achieve excellent results
Every year I get emails from some of these officers, telling me their...
When he says that you will never see your front sight in a fight, he is full of S**t
If he said the you may not see your front sight, he could be right
If he said the you may not remember whether you used the front sight, he could be right
For example at 3 yards and closer, my gun will not be...
Skill Set: Mentally Preparing For Victory
by Tiger McKee
Training for personal combat, especially fighting with firearms is a costly, time-consuming process. Every avenue for improving your skills should be used, and one of the best methods for increasing your...
Street Robberies And You.Posted by Kit on Mar 11, 2012 in Blogging, Featured
This thread by BurnedOutLEO on Arfcom has been making the rounds for the past few weeks. It’s a fantastic rundown on the criminal mindset of your average robber, as well as what you can do to prevent becoming a victim...