Next time you’re on the range, try this emergency reload drill with your students or training partners. Rob Pincus demonstrates this response-testing drill to teach you how to prepare for the unexpected need for a reload during a defensive shooting. This exercise is important for testing your ability to perform under circumstances that you can’t predict. If you’re not doing counter-ambush exercises, you’re just performing choreographed mechanical training, which you should try to avoid.
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student on the range to refine his shooting position. Whenever you are training for defensive shooting, you should try to maintain a natural and neutral stance with your feet about equidistant from the target and your weight forward. Related videos: Problem Solving on the Range: Realistic Engagement…Watch Now >>
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