Have you heard of point shooting? Reactive shooting? I learned this in the 80’s and it has really helped my regular shooting as well. It does take practice and this video explains it best in technique, the way I was trained.
Your drill this month is point shooting.
10 rounds at 10 feet.
using a IDPA target or anything close to it!
Good video. Great drill. Something we are forgetting about, but point shooting is used in 90% of close distance self defense. Nobody even thinks about it until he / she shoots.
There is a ammo saving version of this training.
Once you stand in front of the target with compressed ready (or low ready), close your eyes and go with full extension. Open the eyes and verify sight picture. If you are off the target make the corrections (usually stance) and repeat until you make the sight picture perfect.
And yes… it takes time, plenty of time…
Been doing this training for a short time now. Starting out with a USCCA target. 5 & 10 yards using a Sirt Laser Training Fierarm
In home. 75% inside center mass chest area, 15% gray body area and the rest below the belt or over the shoulder. Going to practice this way till I get at least 99% center mass.
The range is the variant of possibilities, because you cannot control the lights at the range. Mt. Jerzy, I would like to see an experienced Helping hand as yourself do this in low light without using your sights, as I will be doing the same.
OK then. I cannot control lights at the range, I do not have access to outdoor range after dark… so I will use SIRT and no light in my basement for now. Then the same blindfolded. Then I will try with closed eyes at the Range with live ammo !
Sound like a great challenge… especially when I’m going to challenge the best Cook on the “USS Missouri”
Yes, point shooting is what I’m using for first 1 - 2 shots if I need fast draw and quick hits. Like the wise man said: “First hit wins”. There is not time for checking sights nor finding the dot.
Every next shot made with aiming is a hit because of natural point of aim established with first shots done with point shooting.
These 10 rds from drill were not aimed at all… and still can be considered as a perfect hit.
I’m guessing if the first point shooting rounds are in center, all next shots with sights or dot will land in the very tight group.