Friday, November 20, 2015

Back Up

Carry a back up gun.  The ideal back up gun should be compatible with your duty gun.  That is, it should function the same way, have the same caliber, and use the same magazines.  In a time of stress you will likely fall back on your training. 

Having the back up gun be as close to identical to your duty gun will help you to remember how to shoot it.  You should train with your back up gun regularly as you do with your duty gun.  At least annually, but quarterly or even monthly is better.

When training with your back up gun, draw it from the place you keep it on duty.  If you wear it on your ankle, then wear it on your ankle at the range, and draw it from there.  A back up gun is part of your uniform, don't leave it in the locker.

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