Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by Rushthezeppelin, Nov 24, 2013.
I have also wondered how I would quickly exit my driver's seat in my car with my rifle if it was still slung on my body, hanging down in front of me; like, move the steering column first, angle the car so I can use it as cover, etc. Some good training ideas right there.
weary: exhausted, tired.
leery: suspicious, skeptical, cautious of.
The troopies don't call it "battle rattle" for nothing...
ETA - I see this is in a competition context...
It might change depending on your setup: length of barrel, stock options, ammo count, etc.
This was in southern Arizona in hilly desert country. Most of anything I might have encountered would probably have been visible at 100 yards so I would probably have been able to load a round before I needed it.
Actually I think I meant to say wary which is synonymous with leery. Good catch though.
To others, this is not so much for battle (in WROL I'm finding a nice remote area with food and taking every day nice and slow) but for run n gun competition with several miles of running.
P.S. Am I allowed to say the other acronym for WROL on here? I've already gotten to warnings for bleeping my cus words and didn't know if acronyms also count. So used to another gun forum I frequent with no language filter that tends to be a bit saltier than here on THR.
I think the biggest problem with this kind of practice is being able to do it somewhere that "a guy running holding a rifle" isn't going to freak a bunch of people out. I've done it at home on my treadmill at home just for fun as part of normal daily workouts to some success, but obviously treadmill running isn't the same as being out in the dirt or gravel like you will during a run-and-gun match.
Running with a rifle is the easiest way to gain appreciation for the saying that "every ounce counts!"
Here's one (LINK) but there are several like it.
When I first read the above, my first thought was over uneven terrain where you might need to use your hands for balance or traction.
For that type of running and then arriving at a point where you'd have to shoot, I'd think you'd take a page out of the Biathlon book and sling it, centered, over your back. It gives you the beat balance, keeps the rifle secure, and is easy to bring into action...I believe they bring it over their heads
If you are just running from firing point to firing point on flat ground, having the rifle/carbine in front of you is less of a disadvantage
If you intend on running full out, then fix you eyes on where you want to go, tuck the gun under your armpit (strong side), and RUN.
Just run for all you are worth and get behind cover asap (and pray you don't step on a Bouncing Betty.)
i could carry the gun in front of me in hands, but i would be visiting a chiropractor for six weeks afterwards
an alternate method is to throw the rifle over your shoulder with one hand on muzzle and one hand on stock and run. one of the more comfortable ways to hike, but ok for jogging.
This was the early 80's, so the gear was much different, but it may still apply.
What we soon came to realize while practicing for this was it was quicker if we ran with our weapons slung and muzzle down. Hand wrapped around the receiver and your last two fingers through the carry handle.
But my favorite is slung across my back because i can eat dirt and still get my weapon deployed.
Optimus has it right here. Just hold it with one hand right by where the upper and lower meet on the front. If you do this with your support hand you can get it up to a high ready very quickly.
Here's a video of Pat Mcnamara (Retired Delta SGM) running over a short distance with his rifle, speed in mind.
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