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Old 06-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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One time I was in a pistol class with an active duty Marine. The instructor was ex Navy. He told the student to squeeze gently "like making love for the first time". He paused momentarily and then added helpfully: "To a woman".

Any memorable teaching points from your training or teaching? Shoot!



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Well when I moved back to Texas last year I had to retake my certification for Armed security as mine had lapsed in TX and the requirements had changed. They added self defense techniques to the class and the instructor did not like the fact that I told him the techniques he was showing were worthless(Palm strikes and other stupid stuff) and I could show him a more effective and simple way to defend. Well he called me out and tried to hit me with a palm strike to the head and I put him in MACH 1 and put him on his ass. He then tried a few more stupid moves and each time I used a MACH technique on him and dropped him on his ass without hurting him. I then ended up teaching him and the class how to use them oh and then I outshot everyone on the range as well.



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With my kids and grandkids, on their first shooting experience- 22 Hi Velocity HP, unopened can of soda. Blow up soda can in a fairly spectacular fashion. Clear rifle, have munchkin fetch can, we sit and talk for a minute.

Let them examine can. Explain that the expression "It's only a .22" was stupid. The destroyed can illustrates the first basic rule of firearm safety- never point gun at anything you do not wish to destroy.

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Skip ahead to the 10 minute mark and just watch the next two minutes.

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Skip ahead to the 10 minute mark and just watch the next two minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGOMCYvAAPc
The line about making love, so it's not so new after all... LOL @10:44
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Familiarization firing with some security force Marines. One Staff Sergeant showed a nice technique of using the middle finger of the strong hand for operating the trigger on an MP5 with the index finger pointed forward. Then he placed the support hand index finger along the forend also pointed forward. He then demonstrated how pointing with both fingers he could hit most targets by just pointing both index fingers at he target and squeezing the trigger without using the sights. He also taught us several different methods if getting a sidearm up and running, and keeping it running with only one hand.

The one hand techniques came in handy on a deployment where I had to unholster, chamber a round and point at a guy rushing a vehicle while I was driving. An Army Captain didn't believe I could get a round chambered with only one hand and keeping my other hand on the steering wheel. I told him it was because he hasn't received small arms training from Marines.

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Familiarization firing with some security force Marines. One Staff Sergeant showed a nice technique of using the middle finger of the strong hand for operating the trigger on an MP5 with the index finger pointed forward. Then he placed the support hand index finger along the forend also pointed forward. He then demonstrated how pointing with both fingers he could hit most targets by just pointing both index fingers at he target and squeezing the trigger without using the sights. He also taught us several different methods if getting a sidearm up and running, and keeping it running with only one hand.

The one hand techniques came in handy on a deployment where I had to unholster, chamber a round and point at a guy rushing a vehicle while I was driving. An Army Captain didn't believe I could get a round chambered with only one hand and keeping my other hand on the steering wheel. I told him it was because he hasn't received small arms training from Marines.
using the rear sight?
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using the rear sight?
Yes. Hooked it on the holster and drove the pistol forward. I guess it seemed revolutionary to some folks in the 90s. The technique seems more commonly known now.


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