Anyone use firing positions other than the standard?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by MA2LA, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. MA2LA

    MA2LA New Member

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    I was just wondering how many people practice shooting in other than the standard positions that you would at the range. I had seen a article on being able to fire from odd and less than ideal positions such as laying on your back or laying on your side as if you were knocked down. I am blessed with property that allows me to shoot when ever I get time and not worry and can practice this way where I know a range would rather you not do that. I was very different the first time I did it from feeling the mussel blast on my legs and learning the hard way that some positions make it hard to have the ideal grip on the pistol.
     
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I regularly shoot my rifles offhand. Prone, kneeling. standing and sitting is the extent of it. Of course I always shoot handguns offhand.

    You have a good idea there. However, I can't do that where I shoot. I'm glad it works for you.
     

  3. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Almost all of the tactical rifle drills I run involve movement to target, forward and lateral shooting, engaging multiple targets, barricade shooting, strong and support side transitions, primary to sidearm transitions etc, all pretty dynamic stuff.

    I've developed a drill I call the Wounded Man Drill, which presumes you have been knocked down or injured and involves various positions and one-handed sidearm engagement from both strong and support sides, but I don't recommend it unless the shooter has plenty of experience on tactical or combat courses.

    If you have your own range, start with simpler stuff, like a 1 through 5 drill. Set up three silhouettes abreast and engage from 20-30 yards, and time yourself or have someone time you...1 shot in the first target, 2 shots in the second, 3 in the third, 4 back in the second target and 5 back in the first target. A good beginner time on that drill would be all 15 rounds on the assigned targets in about 4.5 seconds. As you get more used to it, you can expand your range and add drills involving movement, etc.
     
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  4. BIGBEN

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    I also have enough land to practice on freely.And yes,it looks like a war zone with all the targets i have.It is essential to know how to shoot from a awkward position.I have gotten quite good at point shooting also.
     
  5. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Kyle Lamb is the man. Watch the whole vid, the end is the best. Again, this is a fairly simple drill that requires no movement to target, and a good introduction to tactical drills.


    YouTube - VTAC 1-5 Rifle Drill!
     
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