Trying to find ways to make your training more challenging isn’t always easy. Once your started integrating lateral movement into your reloading, malfunction and presentation techniques, you’ll want to void forming patterns of movement that are always the same. As you develop your skill, you should also begin practicing the processing of information as much as possible in order to develop your ability to perform your skills without conscious thought. This advanced drill will allow you to work on both issues by having your movement direction during a reload or malfunction dictated by your position on a target during a string of engagements. Practicing this lateral movement drill is essential.
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