Block 2: Multiple Threat Engagement

The traditional approach to training for multiple threat engagement is most often grounded in competitive shooting, resulting in techniques that work in the controlled environment of the competition range. The realities of defensive shooting warrant a different approach, however. Block Two begins by addressing the differences between conventional competition-based training and reality-based training, starting with the need to integrate threat assessment and information gathering into each shooting repetition. Students learn four critical aspects of assessing their environment, which includes stopping an additional threat, recognizing the need to avoid being shot, recognizing the need to help others, and gaining a position of advantage. The concepts and techniques are then integrated into the first of many live-fire drills to follow, focused on multiple threat engagement scenarios.


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Block 1: Introduction and Fundamentals

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2 Responses to “Block 2: Multiple Threat Engagement”

  1. Brian Shuler
    Brian Shuler

    Certainly, movement should be incorporated as a target is being engaged. However, why did you discourage the student from moving during the scanning process?. Isn’t it prudent to be moving while assessing for additional threat as well?

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Brian,

      Here is the answer from our expert:

      “It was something specific to the group because they were blending the “moving while assessing” and the distinct Lateral Movement on the second target. The goal, having them not move during assessment as a short term remedial so that they don’t blow off the extension movement after “snapping” their attention to the second target.

      Had this not been the issue, movement while performing assessment wouldn’t have been stopped.”

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