One word...HESITATION ..will get you DEAD..take it from there..
Well, this is an interesting post for sure ...The decision to shoot depends in my opinion on your chances of success. You have a bad guy with gun approaching you. If you pull the gun and start shooting, you will draw return fire for sure if you miss. Not shooting, or waiting, may be a better option if you are not sure of your ability to hit the target.
During Brownie's class this spring, we talked a lot about that you don't need stellar accuracy to be effective, and I totally agree with that. But how much will your accuracy degrade if you are under stress. I don't think you can safely simulate that at the range.
I have seen numbers that say "your groups will double in size". But this is more for sighted shooting. What about point shooting? It seems more instinctive and shouldn't degrade that much. Does anybody have any experience? Should we assume the first round misses?
Reminds me of a Winston Churchill quote:IMHO, ones accuracy will definitely be affected by the stress of another person firing at one ...
I concur, and you should see how fast you can move under fire tooReminds me of a Winston Churchill quote:
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
LOL:clap:drinks Like it!Or.."The closer to death, the more exhilarating is life..and that comes from a true adrenaline junky...we have a saying in the Dirt oval racing world.."Pedal to the metal until you see the face of GOD, then...Turn left..
+1... succintly put and I'm in total agreement. Analysis Paralysis=BADOne word...HESITATION ..will get you DEAD..take it from there..
Step 2 - Get kicked out of Gun RangeDo as many pushups as you can, then do ten more. Jump up, quickly load a magazine, chamber a round, and engage a target as quickly as you can. Begin shooting from the hip and continue to shoot as you bring your left (or right) hand up to your normal grip. Note the bold words. It's critical that you perform this as close to 'panic' speeds as possible.
I only have outdoor ranges (2) available in my area. I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone here the Florida heat can get, well... hot! And it can get mighty chilly up here in the Panhandle in winter as well. Then of course there's the rain, which they will let you shoot in as long as it's not lightening. However, I also know that a SD situation may not happen in a climate controlled environment, and I'm of a mindset to make use of these different elements in my practice/training.I'm starting to use outdoor ranges for pistol use more. The outdoor air makes things very different then indoor range shooting.