There is Such a Thing as Too Fast...
Make good tactical decisions
There is fast for a tactical/defensive shooter and then there is fast for a competition shooter. There are competition folks out there that can speed through a course faster than I can. One of the biggest reasons for that is that I do not want to shoot outside of what I would refer to as my defensive zone. For example, a competition shooter would reload their pistol while moving from one position to another in order to save time. That is not a tactically sound move. A good defensive shooter will not leave their cover until the pistol is topped off and ready to go.
A good tactician will not "dig a ditch" while drawing their sidearm (that is bringing the gun directly up to the target from the holster). Defensive shooting requires you to come to your chest then drive the gun out to the threat. It's a little slower but more tactically sound especially in situations such as being seated, close quarter applications (see previous blog) and it aids in retention of your gun. We pound a four step draw from a holster to our students!
Perfect practice with Cajun Arms
Shooting timed and scored shooting events are fun but not necessarily "perfect practice". If you are serious about becoming the best defensive shooter - competition shooting can build bad habits. When practicing as a defensive shooter it is important to push yourself to go as fast as possible while still being accountable for any misses. Remember though: in the real world it is not just about how fast you can go, it's also about being accountable for every round that leaves your gun and that you are still alive at the end of the fight!
- Why Are You Just Standing There? Shooting From Unconventional Positions
- New Gun, New Habits
- Home Defense Shotgun Set Up
- What Should I be Doing at the Range?
- Fighting From The Ground
- Take Charge of Recoil, don’t let it control you…
- Think Before You Speak
- Grab a Partner
- The Risks of Being Nice…
- Lead With Your Eyes (not your muzzle)
- Train as You Carry… Leave the competition and tactical gear behind
- KNIFE VS GUN - A quick scenario to ponder
- Frankengun vs Factory
- Memory - Program Yourself
- Training for Injury
- Lights and Lasers and YouTube Ninjas
- Our Stance on Your Stance
- Training for More Than One Attacker…
- Keep Your Head On - Consistency
- Defensive Shotgun Accessory Do’s and Don’ts
- Charlottesville - lies and hypocrites
- Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger…
- …and Re-holster
- Unauthorized persons…
- Focus on What will Save Your Life
- Train for Success with your Firearms
- Every Day is a Good Day to Be Ready
- Appendix Carry - Is it right for you?
- Learn to see the light...
- Anti-Gun Sentiment on the Intarwebs…
- Avoidance and Awareness
- Point Shooting: Does it work? Do you know what it is?
- About your self-defense carry ammo...
- See the Whole Picture... Know how to reload reflexively
- One-Handed Shooting
- Every Bullet Has a Price...
- On Magazine Changes... fighting for your life
- There is Such a Thing as Too Fast...
- A Threat at Arm's Length
- In defensive shooting, missing your target has consequences...
- AR15 for Home-Defense
- Operating out of your Comfort Zone...
- Every Bullet Has A Price - Operational Speed
- Car (or Truck) Gun Safety
- Keep a Clear Head
- Get Training!
- Women and Firearms at Cajun Arms