Monday, October 12, 2015

Snap It Up

Most police shootings happen in three seconds or less.  Many police shootings happen when you don't expect them, like on a traffic stop.  You walk up to the car window, the suspect sticks a gun out the window and you have to draw and shoot.

In that rather common scenario, you only have two seconds to draw and shoot.  You should be able to draw and shoot at least three rounds from the gun snapped in the holster position.  You should be able to fire six rounds in five seconds, from the holster.

If you cannot fire fast and accurately, then you may lose the gunfight.  Too many officers go to the range and they unsnap their holster before they stand on the line.  Or they put their hand on their gun to be ready.  Most of your range training should start with your hand off the gun and the gun snapped into the holster.  You should train to get a good grip, unsnap, and come up on target rapidly so that you can do that in a real shootout; that's what the SGT Says.

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