Myths of Retention Shooting

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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.