Do you practice alternative shooting positions during your firearm training? Where we come from, being a well rounded shooter means being able to accurately fire your pistol from various shooting positions. More specifically, well rounded shooters should be able to adapt to any situation.
Forcing students to work outside their comfort zone is part of learning. In order to make themselves a smaller target, to take advantage of terrain or cover, or to create a stable platform for a more precise shot, it is necessary that students be instructed in the skill of shooting from a variety of positions. In addition to their accuracy, students’ ability to perform all reloads and clear malfunctions from each position must be addressed.
The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission addressees three kneeling positions and two prone positions commonly used for shooting in their Level 1 Handgun Instructor Course:
- Speed Kneeling– This rapidly assumed, low profile position allows the shooter to present a smaller target to the assailant, take advantage of low cover and/or concealment and elevate the angle of any bullet fired, in order to lessen the hazard to bystanders in the vicinity of the assailant.
- Double Kneeling– Very similar to speed kneeling, but provides more stability because of the four points of contact with the ground rather than three.
- Braced Kneeling– This low profile position allows the student to add the support and stability of the human body’s skeletal structure to the shooting platform while presenting a smaller target to the assailant.
- Prone– This rapidly assumed, low profile position allows the student to present a smaller target to the assailant, elevate the angle of any bullet fired and add support and stability to the weapon through body contact with the ground.
- Rollover Prone– This prone position allows the student to modify the typical prone position to allow for an even lower firing position offering opportunity to shoot under low openings in cover.
If an opportunity presents itself, having familiarity with positional work will ensure you can quickly take advantage of it. I promise you that in a gunfight, your opponent will be looking to exploit every opportunity themselves.
At BSR we train to exceed all of the required TTP’s (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures). We do it in a way that is practical, realistic and applicable in its simplest form. Please, join us for one of our upcoming Firearms Training courses! We’d love to have you.
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