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What is the best way to practice?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by manwithoutahome, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. manwithoutahome

    manwithoutahome member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Eugene, OR
    We've all learned the double tap method and one to the head deal. But, what if the enemy you are facing is amored? Head covered with a vest on to boot?

    From what I've seen, the helmet doesn't cover the neck vein, and the vest doesn't cover the leg. Should we be practicing on specific points of aim and hits instead of the standard of center mass and head?

    Just asking.

  2. Bob F.

    Bob F. Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2003
    Princeton, WV or thereabouts
    Hits to the pelvis score in tactical class. Even druggies don't do well without skeletal support!
  3. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    Okay City
    Feet, maybe... arms? The exposed side of the torso? 'Course, enemy turtles are armored there as well... :p
  4. Tom C.

    Tom C. Member

    Jan 15, 2003
    Southern Maryland
    When I practice, either for CASS or IPSC, I usually start slow and shoot for accuracy. I then work up the speed a little. I am more interested in creating the mussle memory by doing things correctly, than going for speed. In a match, with the adrenalin flowing, speed takes care of itself. If you can accurately hit a point target every time, then in a real fight, when you loose effective small motor control, you will be on automatic for your gun handling skills. Your upper mind will then have to pick the target, and your auto shooting will hit it.
  5. Ryder

    Ryder Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Neck shots are incredibly effective on deer. I've finished a few of them off with a single pistol shot to the neck and it appears to mean lights out in a hurry. I've been very impressed with those results. I'd say they are dead before the head hits the ground.

    I practice with different spots on the silhouette target when others "forget" to clean up after themselves at the range. They leave their used targets hanging and the C.O.M. is all shot up. Sometimes I find a totally clean target from a low collar line area on up.

    When it first started becoming standard practice I wondered if cops weren't perhaps risking more lethal wounds by going to armor since a majority of people shot with handguns do survive without armor. But I haven't heard much along these lines, must be offset by criminal stupidity (or censorship)?

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