So this weekend I got to head out and do some shooting with some buddies I have known since the Camp Mackall days and we worked on engaging two targets with the pistol (video below). When shooting at more than one target there are a few factors that play into efficently engaging. Anytime you shoot with the pistol you need to have proper stance, grip, trigger squeeze, and sight picture but, when you have two targets a few other things come into play. The compromise comes in surrounding a few questions: How many rounds should I place in each target before moving to the next? How fast can I get before my accuracy drops dramatically? All else being equal shoot the greater threat target first; which is closer, which is more aggressive, which one is carrying a weapon, who is in charge, which would be more difficult to defeat in a hand-to-hand fight?
Recently I was laid up for a week due to an injury and I know anyone who trains has had it happen to them. As an 18D on my team, working on injuries is probably the single most common problem I have (well injuries and giving I.V. fluid to team mates who have drank too much.) So, I have compiled a list of the more common stuff and how to deal with it. Maximizing training and minimizing down time provides the best results so let’s just get into it.
I made this basic pistol video cause a buddy of mine asked for a beginner pistol training video. I also used this as an opportunity to try out a new holster and magazine carrier a friend of mine sent me. I really liked the holster and I am going to up load some picks of it here. If you are already a great pistol shooter this video might be a little basic for you but, I had a great time making it.
Having options is what being a full spectrum tactical athlete is all about recently we headed out to the Olympic training center and trained with U.S. Olympic Athlete Ryan Reser. We got some film and some instruction and thought we would share it with you.
Training for combat is a long arduous process but if you don’t get exposure to a bunch of stuff out there you will never reach your maximum potential on the battlefield. I think boxing could be one of the best skills for Tactical Athletes. We spend tons of money trying to find a less than lethal means of subduing the enemy. Often you need intel or he doesn’t rise to the threat level that requires fatal force, so you need a new tool to incapacitate the bad guys. Obviously punching terrorists in the face isn’t always the right answer, but when it is make sure you got that tool in the box. I put together a super basic crash course in boxing while wearing kit, I am going to link it to this post. Also keep in mind if you decide that boxing is going to be a go-to tool in your arsenal I would highly suggest getting some gloves with knuckle protection for the field , I will link some at the end of the post to give you an idea of what I am talking about if you have never seen some of the biker like tactical gloves out there. Here is the video I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. Please leave your comments or suggestions; also I am taking requests on stuff you would like to see.
Unfortunately getting out to the field to conduct some good combat training is difficult these days will such a high operational tempo and so many demands placed on the force. These obstacles make it absolutely imperative to get the most out of training. These 15 steps when applied in a well disciplined approach can greatly improve your combat training and that of your team.