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    Is it just me or is 99.9% of RS training content "draw and fire one round", "from retention/SUL fire one round"? I know ammo is expensive but training in this "one and done" response is contrary to whats being taught by the pros out there.
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    I don't know which puzzles me more..people thinking this is good training:
    ...But this is a common issue with people who themselves don't want to put the real physical work in to achieving real workable results.

    That's because it takes time hard work, and testing to a high standard to be competent. These sorts of people want fast results, thus look for people willing to sell them that.

    In my lengthy military career you'd think, being a small arms instructor, I wouldn't need to carry out what the lay-person would consider "basic" drills however, that's exactly what every professional does. Over and over again, those drills and tactics based on tried and tested methods.

    IMHO there's no such thing as basic or advanced drills, just different levels of individual skill. The problem for RS and his students are that their skills sets are basically flawed, won't matter how many times they practice, how good they get, they're still practicing flawed concepts of tactical delivery.

    Against an active shooter, that will likely get them killed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgace View Post
    Is it just me or is 99.9% of RS training content "draw and fire one round", "from retention/SUL fire one round"? I know ammo is expensive but training in this "one and done" response is contrary to whats being taught by the pros out there.
    That's because RS is disconnected from the industries pros and isn't interested in learning, he'd argue differently but I spent 30 seconds looking at that video and the first thing which struck me was the piss poor trigger control RS displays with that SLP, he snatches and releases without follow-through. That's a poor behavioural habit and one which results from not applying marksmanship principles 100% of the time.

    As an instructor trained to spot weapon users bad habits, I didn't need to look any further than that because everything else is based on how you hold/control and operate it.

    Anyone can hit a static one dimensional target even with mediocre or poor skills, apply that to a moving target, perhaps one which is armed, when the adrenalin dump is at it's highest, when your body is in "fight or flight" mode, snatching and lack of follow-through will likely result in you missing your mark.

    You won't be able to convince RS of that, remembering that he has less than 50 days military service and has never seen armed conflict.
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    Is it just me or is 99.9% of RS training content "draw and fire one round", "from retention/SUL fire one round"? I know ammo is expensive but training in this "one and done" response is contrary to whats being taught by the pros out there.
    I've been trying to train in a "non-standard response"...i.e.- try not to get too focused on double taps/2 to body 1 to head...by having someone randomly load my magazines with a varying number of rounds and engage targets based on their presentation vs "boarding house rules". While I wouldn't recommend retention shooting and movement shooting to beginners, I would think a "Warrior Technician" would be doing a bit more than single shot/static engagements to showcase his abilities.

    :)

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    Of course we are all limited by the physical limitations of the range. I'd love to do this drill with the ability to change my direction of movement other than straight to the rear.....
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    That's a solid drill set mate, like it.

    Got some questions:

    If you're unaware of how many rounds are within each magazine, I'm presuming this is just to heighten your response to an empty mag and getting the weapon back into play as quickly as possible?

    How often do you practice remedial actions on malfunctions under similar drills?

    I notice there wasn't any lifesavers involved in that drill, do you apply them at all?

    After you fire your last round, I note you immediately take your index finger off the trigger whilst still presenting/covering your arcs and carrying out your obs, was this intentional? I will only remove my index finger from within the trigger guard just prior adopting the alert position - because that's when I'm satisfied the immediate threat is gone.
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    That's a solid drill set mate, like it.

    Got some questions:

    If you're unaware of how many rounds are within each magazine, I'm presuming this is just to heighten your response to an empty mag and getting the weapon back into play as quickly as possible?

    How often do you practice remedial actions on malfunctions under similar drills?

    I notice there wasn't any lifesavers involved in that drill, do you apply them at all?

    After you fire your last round, I note you immediately take your index finger off the trigger whilst still presenting/covering your arcs and carrying out your obs, was this intentional? I will only remove my index finger from within the trigger guard just prior adopting the alert position - because that's when I'm satisfied the immediate threat is gone.
    -Yes. The random loadout is to work on recognition of an empty weapon and to work in more mag reloads within a timeframe that normally wouldn't last long enough to warrant one.

    -I don't have any dummy rounds (yet) to practice malfunctions on my own time, but at work we do practice it in almost every training session. I also try to work in drills where I end with an additional loaded mag so that I can tac reload/top off before re-holster too. Didn't do that in this instance.

    -Lifesavers is not a term Im familiar with? Hand switches simulating an injured arm? That was in the next drill...I think I have that on vid too.

    -Typically once the engagement sequence is over (simulating that all BG's are down) we do train to take the finger off before scanning. For LE purposes it's intention is to prevent sympathetic fire when hostages/non-hostiles are present.
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    -Lifesavers is not a term Im familiar with? Hand switches simulating an injured arm? That was in the next drill...I think I have that on vid too.
    Thanks for the answers mate.. Understandable on the index finger in your line of work.

    Lifesaver, taking a random side step (left or right) at the point where you either recognise the weapon has stopped or, immediately after you remedy the issue and just before you re-engage, the concept that even though your step is relatively small, the distance is enough to influence the difference between an active shooter's opportunity at a centre-mass hit and a miss.

    The step is very useful if you don't have full cover to take whilst reloading or remedying a malfunction, if your active shooter has a line on you at that point.
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    Thanks for the answers mate.. Understandable on the index finger in your line of work.

    Lifesaver, taking a random side step (left or right) at the point where you either recognise the weapon has stopped or, immediately after you remedy the issue and just before you re-engage, the concept that even though your step is relatively small, the distance is enough to influence the difference between an active shooter's opportunity at a centre-mass hit and a miss.

    The step is very useful if you don't have full cover to take whilst reloading or remedying a malfunction, if your active shooter has a line on you at that point.
    Copy. Yes I do practice that technique as well. In my PD we just call it "Lateral Step".

    In the video shown the safest direction of fire on that "range" ( a mowed lane through brush to a small berm at a tree line) is straight down a relatively narrow lane with farm fields to left and right. When I set up on the very end near the berm I have more lateral movement to be comfortable with.

    When Im lazy and just want to do a quick session I only walk 50 yds down to set up targets... forward and reverse are the safest lines of travel. ;)
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    Ralph is Rebranding.

    The "Art of Combat" is now:

    WAR WOLF TACTICAL TRAINING

    http://www.artofcombat.com/pages/about

    War Wolf Tactical Training "WWTT" is led by Ralph Severe, a senior martial arts instructor, expert in Filipino and Japanese weaponry, former no holds barred fighter, veteran of hundreds of hostile street encounters and a specialist in tactical firearm strategies, tactics and skills.

    For over 35 years, Ralph has devoted himself to researching and developing natural stimulus responses to violent enabling factors.

    The training offered is appropriate for military, law enforcement, security professionals, as well as homeowners, moms and dads, and anyone concerned about their ability to thrive in a hostile escalating violent society.
    So he's a "VETERAN" of hostile street encounters now...hundreds of them....
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    Ralph is Rebranding.

    The "Art of Combat" is now:

    WAR WOLF TACTICAL TRAINING

    http://www.artofcombat.com/pages/about



    So he's a "VETERAN" of hostile street encounters now...hundreds of them....
    I also couldn't help but notice the quote that WWTT can also help with:
    "Health, Fitness and Nutrition"

    I hardly think that someone of Severe's ample frame is in any position to train anyone on fitness.

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