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Old 05-17-2009, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Shooting on your back (with video)

When I practice defensive driils I often lay down on my back cause I think it's a good way to make your self a smaller target and good way to get a liitle bit out of the line of fire in an event of a close counter situation if there is no much space to move anywhere
I've been criticized sometimes for doing this for two reasons:
Some think it's dangerous cause I can shooy my legs( I practiced this drill dry firing before shooting of course,I love my legs...) and others critic that I can't move by laying on the floor: I posted a liitle video,I'll appreciate everybody's opinion on this matter...thanks




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Old 05-17-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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I don't know about shooting on your back, but I've done shoting on my back. Usually Tequila.



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I don't know about shooting on your back, but I've done shoting on my back. Usually Tequila.
Well ,I would rather shoot tequila on my mouth ,not on my back...
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Very good video. Can you make another one with some step by step? People don't practice this enough. It's imperative that people know how to defend from any position.

I would do it, but the space in my house is limited. I may still give it a try, but I think if you do it outdoors, like in your other videos, the lighting will be better.

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Thank you sergeant, I had this clip and didn't remeber ,next time I go to this place I'll take a camera...I'll like to know your opinion on the technique of laying on the floor ,do you think it's good or useless?

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It is very useful. One of the most important things to practice is fighting from the ground. There is always a good chance you may end up on the ground.

Imagine trying to step backwards while you are drawing your weapon, then you trip and fall. You must be able to still effectively engage the threat with your weapon, otherwise the bad guy may end up winning the fight, and you end up taking a permanent residence 6 feet under.

Good video, and very useful.

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It is very useful. One of the most important things to practice is fighting from the ground. There is always a good chance you may end up on the ground.

Imagine trying to step backwards while you are drawing your weapon, then you trip and fall. You must be able to still effectively engage the threat with your weapon, otherwise the bad guy may end up winning the fight, and you end up taking a permanent residence 6 feet under.

Good video, and very useful.
Is exactly what I think: Not only you might want to do it on purpose to get your self away from the BG muzzle and become a smaller target but the tripping part is also very possible in self defense situation...on my next trip to USA I should visit you and we make some videos together...
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........on your back is one of the few positions from which you can cover an assailant at any point of the compass without attempting to regain your feet, and possibly allowing the agresor to ramp up his attack or flee while you're getting up.......

..... and if you practice dragging your toes while backing up, your chances of tripping are greatly reduced...



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........on your back is one of the few positions from which you can cover an assailant at any point of the compass without attempting to regain your feet, and possibly allowing the agresor to ramp up his attack or flee while you're getting up.......

..... and if you practice dragging your toes while backing up, your chances of tripping are greatly reduced...



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Thanks Jay ,I appreciate your input.
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I'll stick with shooting from the tradition prone position, just because I can shoot and move faster that way. It only takes 2 movements to go from being proned out, to a dead sprint. It takes a few more to recover from your back.

I also have years of muscle memory built from shooting rifles from the prone position.

I'll take a look at it though, as both you and Jay do bring up some interesting points about effective fields of fire.



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