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.
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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 >>
Rob Pincus looks at two different reload positions with an M4 carbine. One position is efficient, safe, and gets you back in the fight quickly. The other is less efficient and even dangerous. Rob demonstrates reloads in both positions and explains why he believes keeping the carbine in three points of contact with the body while reloading is preferable.Watch Now >>