HOW YOU WILL SHOOT IN A "REAL" CQB SITUATION.
SIGHT SHOOTING NOT USED IN COMBAT:
The THEORY that Sight Shooting is the way to shoot in Close Quarters Battle situations, has been around for 100+ years, and teaching it has kept many a trainer employed teaching its use.
But there is no documentation in the form of pictures and videos of Sight Shooting ever being used effectively in real Close Quarters life threat situations.
As bizarre as that may seem to be, it is the truth.
To Sight Shoot effectively, one must meet the marksmanship behavioral requirements of taking a proper stance, getting a proper grip, correctly aligning the sights, obtaining a sight picture, proper breathing, and squeezing the trigger smoothly to the rear until each shot breaks.
And that can be a prescription for suicide given the reality of what happens in Close Quarters Life threat situations, where there is the greatest chance of being shot and/or killed.
In those situations, physiological and mental changes result from the instinctive, automatic, and unstoppable activation of our Fight or Flight response. And some of those changes, such as loss of fine motor skills, loss of near vision, loss of peripheral vision, and changes in mental processing, can conflict with marksmanship behavioral requirements. Also the dynamics and environmental conditions of armed encounters can prevent Sight Shooting from being used.
As such, confusion as to just what to do can occur, and in turn, may result in one being shot and/or killed.
The lack of any documentation in the form of pics and videos of sight shooting being used effectively in such situations, affirms this thinking, as does the hit rate in real close quarters armed encounters of less than 20%. Also, the now dated but still good NYPD SOP 9 study of some 6,000 police combat cases, found that 70 percent of Officers reported that they DID NOT use Sight Shooting.
Basically, unless you know of and are trained in the use an alternate shooting method, you will have no ready, practical, and effective means to use in your self defense.
I have a page on my web site that is set aside for the display of pics and videos of Sight Shooting being used effectively in CQB situations, and it has been empty for years now.
Here's a link to it.
I qualified as an expert with an M-1 so I know that Sight Shooting does work for shooting beyond close quarters distances. The rub comes with its attempted use with a pistol in close quarters real life threat situations where the chance of being shot and/or killed is the greatest.
POINT SHOOTING WORKS IN COMBAT:
The following pictures show real people in real shooting situations using Point Shooting.
This series of pictures shows some of the action in a drug store robbery.
The first picture shows that the robber's attention is on the druggist who is returning from an aisle and is holding up some pills.
The robber then notices the guard, who had acquired his gun, and is moving to confront the robber.
Note that the guard's pistol is in a two handed Isosceles type grip, which puts the gun close to his centerline and points it at the robber, and his thumbs are up, not forward along the frame. He also continues to move during the confrontation. Also note the druggist's movement during the sequence, as readily identified by his hand holding the pills.
The robber points his gun at the guard.
The robber is shot.
I was surprised that the guard was not shot when I saw the picture showing the robber's gun pointed at him. It clearly shows that the guard is a hairsbreadth away from being shot. And that certainly would have happened, had the guard not shot the robber.
The picture which shows the Officer's gun hand fully extended was followed instantly by a shot from the perp which knocked the Officer back and down, and also shot off some of the fingers of his hand.
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