Several worthwhile takeaways, one of which being that after being hit six times out of eight FMJ rounds fired, the shooter was still upright, and moving.
The original "drill" is eazy peazy with my .45 Performance Center Shield with time to spare. Eight rounds, eight hits with time to spare from forty-plus yards. Anyone who believes that to be remarkable should maybe get out more. With my bone stock Glock 19, not so much. The kid did good, however we dice it.So he fired a total of 10 rounds. He would have had enough in a single stack had he fired 3 times instead of 4 shots twice.
3, 3 and 2 would put a single stack in good standing.
Sights on target, know your target (between and beyond in this particular case), solid grip, pull the trigger, repeat as necessary.You left out the instant shock of most people of seeing three people blasted away, hearing gunfire in an open food court without hearing protection, people scattering in every direction and per the article he had to hesitate mid stream due to people running in between them and again for most people adrenalin being as high as it’s ever been in their lives. A great percentage of people who carry are no different than Eli, no real exp or training other than ‘my granpa taught me to shoot when I was nine.’
That makes what he did and accomplished with zero collateral damage stellar.
Again another reason I’d like to see the video on something like the ‘Active self protection’ channel. We’ve seen similar videos of good guys shooting bad guys. Might be Eli himself who made the request to keep it private?
That's on them...I agree. But what you said is a lot easier said than done for a great many people who carry.
And that’s another point I didn’t make, engaging the threat who’s armed with a rifle and advancing on him while doing that. Amazing that as untrained as he is he did that. Hell he’s never even read a Brownie scenario thread and got it done! Wow!
As I recall, during your class we did one scenario in which the students were required to "thread the needle" for a precision shot at some distance. That is one situation in which auditory exclusion, tunnel vision, time distortion and the other effects of an adrenaline dump might well work to the defender's advantage. No distractions, just the target at distance.A lot easier said than done for most who haven't been trained to stay in the bubble. He came out of a meat grinder with a LOT of luck on his side for little to no training.
He got lucky, and good on him for being that lucky that day. Luck plays a more important role in many DGU's than training.
We know people here who are gun people that don't bother to take any training, or very little and at that the most basic of skills. When they get into a scenario like this having read that accounting they have convinced themselves they'll do as well. Highly unlikely IMO
I quit being average, or concerning myself with what it means many years ago. Again, simply not a mike1956 concern.Being an experienced shooter and on a gun forum that’s easy to say. Put the average carrier into same situation he was in and the majority wouldn’t do same as him.
Of course it is. But as I said a great percentage of CCWers don’t do much more than a couple range sessions and a couple hundred rounds and then holster up thinking they are ready.
That force-on-force weekend you conducted certainly went a long way in helping me get "into the bubble", If you recall, I had a real deal shortly after that in Puerto Rico. The scenario was different, but the default mindset was the same. The hole is much easier to climb up out of if you have been down in it before.Based on what I saw that day in the thread the needle exercise, I don't think they'd shoot with people in close proximity to the perp for fear of hitting an innocent. Then again, I wasn't taught how to get in the bubble and go to work defending myself until 93, some 22 years after I started carrying and 16 years after I started working the streets.
Learning to get into the bubble as well as staying there while distractions are moving about was one of the better training lessons afforded me