Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Patrol Rifle

Think of the patrol rifle as a big pistol.  Hold the pistol grip in the same hand as you hold your pistol.  Then operate the controls as you would operate them on your handgun.  Index your trigger finger along the frame of the rifle.  That way every time you move your hand to another direction, your finger will keep you aware of the muzzle direction.

When you change magazines, keep your hand in position in the shooting position.  Once your magazine has been changed you are ready to shoot.  Work the charging handle or slide with your non-shooting hand.  Just as you would work the slide of your handgun with your non-shooting hand.

Doing this allows non-rifle shooters to adapt quickly to the patrol rifle.  It allows pistol shooting skills to more readily carry over to the rifle.  It makes the training of both systems similar so that they are easier to learn; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

"Think of the patrol rifle as a big pistol"

Love it.

Mike Creek said...

Too many officers when first introduced to the patrol rifle try to operate the controls and change magazines with their strong hand, their pistol grip hand. It slows down their shooting speed and you would never do that with a pistol.