GET OFF THE X.
Below are links to 2 videos that show movement off the X.
As to why YOU should move-n-shoot, click here for the page titled: Move & shoot or Die.
The 1st video is at normal speed.
The first shot is made in just over 1 second and when the shooter has moved 3 feet. The shooter continues to move-n-shoot another 4 feet in 1 more second.
Click here for the 1st video.
The second video is frame-by-frame.
It shows body unloading in the direction of movement, (hip-movement-and-dropping-down of the left side).
It then shows the movement-and-drawing (3 feet up to the 1st shot break).
The total movement in the video was 7+ feet in 2 seconds.
No special type of move or stepping was used. I just moved the way I normally do, as in a life threat situation that is probably what I would default to. And I don't know any special moves anyway.
Here is a link to the 2nd video.
My plan was to start moving before drawing so that I would not be "frozen" in place until I completed a draw, and also so that I would not just "stand and deliver". That is what is recommended by some on the web.
I found that once I had grasped the gun and started to draw things seemed to loosen up and be more fluid.
At the start, I was a bit clumsy. To me that is understandable, as I only recently bought a holster for practicing moving/drawing/shooting.
Lastly, some on the web say that one must try out things in FOF situations, to prove that they will work.
I agree with that if one has a FOF partner or group to work with.
Lacking that, what can one do other than put things in motion and see what happens. As I could move and shoot and hit the target under the camera's observation, and also do that consistently, makes the case for me.
I am sure that I could do better with time and practice.
Could I hit an adversary who would be moving and shooting at me? Based on my results, I would say most likely.
I say that, as I have already tried moving and shooting at a moving target. So moving - drawing - and shooting at a moving FOF adversary would be like frosting on a cake. And it certainly would take the hum-drum out of solo practice.
Here's a pic of the holster used. It's an Uncle Mike's:
Here are pics of a KWA M17 air-gun in a Blackhawk holster which I modified some with a dremel and sand paper to accommodate the aiming aid. I plan to use it for practice as well.
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