Many in the shooting world stress shooting “Standards Drills” in order to rate their abilities. Anytime you choreograph the exact course of fire, you remove a huge element of your practical training. The need to process information and adjust your response specifically to each scenario is vital to surviving a lethal fight. When you run a drill that is exactly the same every time, you inevitably cater your technique to that drill, and not to the ultimate skill set you are trying to develop. Rob Pincus has developed a “Defensive Shooting Standards” Drill that you can run with a training partner to help you develop appropriate skills in the context of defensive shooting.
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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Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamic…Watch Now >>