We are talking about guns here, now lets talk about how to use them. In training we have a drill from concealment, to presentation to hits on target all of which can ( and should) be done in as little as 1.25 seconds. So my question to all of you is, can you draw your weapon and put one round in a 6 inch paper plate from 5 yards away and do it under 2 secs???
Edited to add: The question above is for all. I realize (and should have brought up) that not all shooters can do this. Some havnt had any experience with the guns they have or carry. Like anything you do for the first time, seek out a professional to help you get to the point we are talking about. If you have any questions on the why and the how, please ask. This is an entry level drill for a trained individual.
Yes. You can even start with a full size paper plate and work down. Combat accuracy is much different than target accuracy. If you can accomplish this every time you will have little problem when the time comes.
I suggest that once you have mastered the original, very useful drill, maybe taking 1.5 seconds per try, move back.
After five yards, try doing it at seven yards. Then at 10, and then at 15.
All of these exercises should be done within the same 1.5-second time frame.
Do not try to shoot quickly.
Go for smoothness, not speed.
At 15 yards, you might want to switch to a slightly larger plate, for instance eight inches in diameter.
Then try the same exercise with "double taps"—two shots per draw.
This time, give yourself at least two seconds. Maybe even 2.25 seconds, at 10 and 15 yards.
Harryball and tacman605, can you post videos of yourselves doing this drill? Taking into consideration that this is the internet and upon googling the name "tacman605" I found a picture of an obviously over the hill biker type...and you're about 10 years north of mandatory military retirement age...I'm doubting the sincerity of your post.
Ok here is the first one. It is from 5 yards/meters shooting at a 6 inch circle target from the holster open carried.
As I stated this is the only belt holster I have here so please no bitching about being unfair. The holster is a Blade Tech Paddle, Weapon is a standard Glock 19 with night sights and an M3 light attached.
I do not have a shot timer so time them yourselves. Watching the video and using my IPOD stopwatch it comes in under two seconds but if you have some super duper superimposed stopwatch thing go for it.
TMITG if you have a passport hop a plane to Afghanistan, land in Kabul, go south for a few hours and give me a shout.