Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Point and Click

Aiming without the sights. You don't have to see the sights to aim your weapon. When you were a child your mother told you not to point, because it was rude. It is rude. I won't contradict your mother. Sometimes it is also necessary, and pointing a gun is even ruder.

Look at a target ten feet away, then close your eyes and point to it. Open your eyes and chances are that you are pointing pretty close to your target. Your mind and eye work together with your hand to point where that target is located. Now think about how you manipulate your firearm. You keep your trigger finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Once you are on target and ready to fire, then you put your finger on the trigger.

Place your index finger alongside the frame of your pistol or rifle or shotgun. Make sure it is parallel to the barrel. Where ever you point your finger, your weapon barrel will point in that direction. You don't have to look at the barrel to know where the barrel is pointing. Practice this technique on the range. It is not precise enough for long distance shooting but it works for close up; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Bob G. said...

Sarge:
Yeah, I totally agree.
I practice THREE type of shooting myself:

1) aimed fire
(breathing & target acquisition)

2) point shooting
(what you mention here - CQB)

3) hip shooting
(from clearing the holster to target ASAP)

Luckily, my Taurus PT145 has a "tooled depression" RIGHT where the off-hand index finger goes on a 2-hand grip...love it!

Now who ever said it WASN'T polite to POINT?

Stay safe.

Bunkermeister said...

Sounds like you are keeping in practice Bob!

Protect_and_Serve said...

Most people don't believe me when I tell them I don't use my sights under 25 yards, yet consistantly shoot expert.

Bunkermeister said...

You can still aim, without using the sights. It's all about the practice.