Rob Pincus disproves a few of the common retention shooting myths that are regularly taught in handgun training courses. The next time you’re in a practice session and an instructor encourages you to add any of these techniques to your arsenal, you’ll know that they either won’t work or the situation won’t happen. These techniques are impractical, unreliable and, in most cases, impossible. Shooting from retention when you are only a foot away from your target or attacker is extremely difficult because your opponent is probably already engaging you, so you’ll need to defend yourself from whatever threat he imposes before you can even think of drawing your gun. As Rob says, stop rocking, stop shoving, and start fighting.
Rob Pincus is with Chuck Usina at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Florida to talk about how range owners can find good firearm instructors to teach courses. Chuck advises doing research on what the firearm instructors teach, checking to make sure they have positive feedback, and actually talking to former students. Don’t…Watch Now >>
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.Watch Now >>