Originally Posted by mountainman13
Sounds time a good technique. I'll have to try that some time.
From teh time we are born and want something we learned to point pretty accurately. If somethin is inside 20 yards and between both of your pointer fingers, there is a pretty good hit probability with a shotgun. A Marine Staff Sargent taught me this technique when doing a shotgun qual, where we had to shoot three targets twice each from the hip at 10 yards. Worked pretty well.
Technique worked well from the shoulder looking over the sights of an MP5 or M4 as well. Use the middle finger on the trigger with the pointer finger pointed at the target and the support hand index finger pointed at the atrget as well. This was taught as a CQB and low light technique so that you can still keep a good field of vision.
I'm a Navy Corpsman, but Marines do know their small arms, so I listen to them a lot when they offer to teach me something.