Thread: Mil/LEO opinions please
12/30/2012 12:32pm, #1
Mil/LEO opinions please
Would you be kind enough to look over the basic material I've included below and let me know if I'm missing any key aspects to the following lessons: (I haven't covered immediate action drills for malfunctions yet)
Lesson 1 –
In the beginning:
Introduction to the weapon system
Normal Safety Precautions
Rules of Safe Handling
Holster and carriage position
Lesson 2 –
- 1. Position and Hold
Hands, Feet and body alignment relative to target
-2. Pointing the weapon naturally and without undue effort
Stance, Hands and knees
Center-line; Development of muscle memory for instinctive weapon deployment
Lesson 3 –
-3. Sight alignment and picture
Coloration between the rear and front sights, and your target
Memorizing the sight picture – Where to shoot
Center-line; making acquisition of your sight picture instinctive
Both eyes vs. one eye.
Lesson 4 –
Weapon deployment: (linear - front)
Release and deployment through the center-line
Holstering the weapon
Lesson 5 –
-4. Shot release and follow-through
Shot release and trigger control
Lesson 6 -
Cleaning and maintenance"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
12/30/2012 4:58pm, #2
Re: Mil/LEO opinions please
How about the actual dynamics of a gunfight, the physiological and sensory effects of combat stress, cover and concealment etc? Pistol fights are a shoot till hes down or fleeing affair.
As you mentioned..issues like emergency reloads, malfunctions etc. should be included.
I like to cover a basic engagement sequence...
Engage (include movement to cover or cqb technique if possible)
Scan and breathe
Covering what you should do once the opponent is down is important too and differs depending on your role. Civilian self defense differs from military or law enforcement applications. I would be considering approaches for handcuffing...others would not.
Hope that helps.
12/30/2012 5:10pm, #3
Thanks brother, appreciated"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
12/31/2012 1:46pm, #4
I'm sure you already know all this but:
I guess somewhere towards the begining you are going to go over emptying and reloading? When I first started, we spent hours standing on the fireline with .38 revolvers. Dry-firing, then empty onto the ground, then re-loading from speed loaders, and repeat. Getting the muscle memory to be able to do it quickly. Also reinforcing to empy the spent shells on the ground, and not collecting them to put in your pocket.
We watched videos where cops, who were put under pressure had fired all their rounds, then emptied the brass into their pockets before reloading, in the middle of a fire fight!
Looks like you are focusing mostly on Marksmanship, correct? So I assume you are not getting into weapon retention or how to deploy when someone is coming at you with a knife, stick, ect.?
12/31/2012 2:26pm, #5
The final series of lessons include malfunctions and immediate actions, then focus specifically on actual marksmanship (if it were a rifle, the principles of zeroing would also be included)
This whole process results from a potential role change for me within the company I work for. I'm still not entirely sold on the idea of becoming a trainer as it will involve overseas work (as we can't teach weapons skills of this type in the UK.) however part of the process is preping a series of lessons for delivery. Kinda sucking eggs really."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
12/31/2012 2:32pm, #6
1/03/2013 2:05am, #7
A pratical app, 1st fire X number of rounds on the targets. Now take the group on a little run and excerise with no rest put them back on the firing to see the effect of accelated heart and breathing effects their shooting. Joe
1/03/2013 5:16am, #8