GETTING COM HITS NATURALLY AND AUTOMATICALLY
Click here for the video of P&S being used while moving (5 seconds).
GETTING COM HITS NATURALLY AND AUTOMATICALLY WHEN MOVING
When moving, your body goes up and down, and the up and down movement can affect shooting accuracy unless compensated for.
With P&S, you just move naturally and point at your target to get automatic and accurate COM hits. No special walk or shuffle is needed to compensate for the up and down movement. The photo and video linked to below shows that to be the case.
With P&S, your index finger will be along the side of the gun and aligned with the barrel. And as we all can point accurately at objects, when you point at an object, the barrel will be aimed automatically and accurately at that object,
Here's what the US Army says about that in its Combat Pistol Manual of 2003:
"Everyone has the ability to point at an object."
"When a soldier points, he instinctively points at the feature on the object on which his eyes are focused. An impulse from the brain causes the arm and hand to stop when the finger reaches the proper position."
"When the eyes are shifted to a new object or feature, the finger, hand, and arm also shift to this point."
"It is this inherent trait that can be used by a soldier to rapidly and accurately engage targets."
With P&S if you are moving, our inherent pointing ability will compensate for body movement, and allow you to get accurate COM hits automatically.
The proof of that is the sequence of stop action pictures taken from the video of me walking and shooting at a pie tin.
The straight black line makes it easy to see that when walking, my head/body with arm and gun attached, did not stay on a level plane. (And the straight gray line formed by the baseboard behind my feet shows that none of the stop action pics were moved up or down.)
I just pointed at the target, and the up and down movement was compensated for as verified by the hits on the pie tin.
The S's were added where the pie tin target started to move when hit by a BB.
Three of the BB holes in the pie tin target, are within an inch of COM and just about touching. They are hits 1, 3, and 5. Hit 4 is on line with hits 1, 3, and 5. Hit 2, was not in line with them, but it was on target.
The 5 shots were made in 2.5 seconds while walking. A CO2 gun was used, so there was little if any recoil to deal with.
It's nice to know that we have our own internal and reliable fire control system that is just waiting to be brought into play for fast, automatic and accurate shooting while moving.
However, that won't happen by magic. You have to know about it, and learn how to employ it.
What's nice, is that P&S is free. And it is not a bar to using other shooting methods. It can enhance all of them. A plus is that it can be learned and maintained with little or no training or practice.
Click here for a short video made from the stop action photos that clearly shows the up and down body movement.
THE GUN USED
The grip plates were removed from the gun, as the grip was big for my hand. I also added a P&S aiming aid for use in aiming the gun with my index finger. It is positioned to take advantage of the curve of the back strap. I also cut off a portion of the trigger guard and extended the trigger to allow for pulling the trigger with my middle finger.
The distance between the target and me, was about 16 feet, or about 13 feet from the end of the gun muzzle with my arm extended. As I moved, I shot five times in about 2.5 seconds per the timeline in the video. There is sound so you can hear the BB's as they strike the target pie pan.
A nine inch wide pie plate was used for the target. "9 In" in reverse was written on it, so when seen in the mirror, it would read: 9 In.
THE VIDEO SETUP
The camera was placed behind the target to show me shooting at the target. And a mirror was positioned in the camera's field of view and close to the target, to show both the target and hits as they were made.
I used the camera's "self timer" feature. The pistol was held down at my side, and when the timer light blinked rapidly, I started moving and bringing the gun up to shoot.
I planned to make several "takes" if needed, but the first one turned out good, so I stopped.
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