A popular pistol shooting drill that can help you, if faced with a threat off the range, is the alternative target area drill or failure drill. The high center chest is the primary target area, but if the initial volley of shots to that area does not stop the threat, aiming somewhere else may be in order. The secondary target area Rob Pincus prefers to transition to is the hips. Rob explains why this large, stable area makes a better target than smaller parts of the body such as the head. Students perform drills firing at both primary and secondary target areas.
SEE OTHER VIDEOS IN OUR DEFENSIVE HANDGUN DRILLS TRAINING MODULE:
Part 1. Active Shooter Response: Drills for Defensive Shooting
Part 2. Pistol Shooting Drills: Alternative Target Area
Part 3. Lateral Movement Deceleration Drills
Part 4. Multiple Ports Shooting Drill
Part 5. Defensive Shooting in Motion Training Drill