During a close-quarters fight, target areas on an attacker are the parts of his body that make him dangerous to you. Your goal should be to neutralize the danger by attacking these areas, particularly those that allow him to wield a weapon. Most likely, the target areas will be the shoulder, which allows him to swing or thrust his weapon, the wrist and major muscles in the arm, which allow him to hold onto the weapon, and the muscles in the leg, which help him to stay on his feet. By neutralizing these target areas, you’ll be able to protect yourself and escape the danger.
Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamicWatch Now >>
Instructor Don Edwards discusses and demonstrates the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest. Both methods can dramatically increase deviation control, but the improvised rest techniques are much more versatile and universal.Watch Now >>