Natural point of aim/snapshooting


festus

God Bless Our Troops!!!
This is one of the hardest things to teach ...but one of the handiest skills a rifleman can have! More to come on this. Chew it over and try to figure out how and where this would be handy.
 

PascalFleischman

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Chew it over and try to figure out how and where this would be handy.

Most confrontations involving a gun or a shooting are within 15'-20'. In that time, even a fat slob can cover the distance in less time for you to draw, aim, & fire. In that timeframe, you aren't trying to line up the front & rear sights, but just putting the front dot in the center of their chest. Point & fire, as opposed to a hipshot or a "well-aimed" shot. Essentially, you're practicing the art of letting the gun become an extension of your arm. Naturally, your "pointer" finger will all but point directly at what you are focusing on. If you keep your trigger finger along the length of your gun until ready to shoot, you're likely to "eyeball" a fairly accurate shot within that short distance.
 

festus

God Bless Our Troops!!!
Snap shooting...

Otherwise known as reflex shooting requires a good natural point of aim and the muscle memory to hit a man sized target using a carbne or full sized rifle without waiting to get a proper sight picture. This is an instantanious action that can only be learned in an environment such as a shoot house where close combat is safely practiced. This is the no kidding seconds are an eternity training that will either make or break a swat team or tactical entry team. Most engagement is from 5-50 feet and the winner is the guy with the fastest trigger.

Natural point of aim will allow the shooter to be fairly certain where the round is going but only practice in a close quarters environment will refine it to something truly useful.

Force on force with paintball's or airsoft can give you a rough idea of what it's like but like I said it is extremely difficult to teach.

Try hitting a 100Yd Bullseye at 50 ft without using your sights. This is as good a starting as any but you must keep practicing and you must be able to do this on the move.
 
Actually, in a dry-fire environment with "snap-shoot" posture, you can begin to develop the reps leading to muscle memory. Air soft or green gas could be cost-effective too and happen literally anywhere.

And then doing the same with live ammo - but with your eyes closed - can shed a lot of light (no pun intended) on how well you hit with your natural point of aim "up close." Adjust accordingly so by the time you start using your eyes, it's more to see the threat and the next threat than it is to "align."

Just a thought. Great training though!
 

Ropadope

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This is one of the hardest things to teach ...but one of the handiest skills a rifleman can have! More to come on this. Chew it over and try to figure out how and where this would be handy.


With NOD's and an IR laser it's pretty easy to shoot straight from the hip. :biggrin:

In all seriousness though this is something that comes with buku time dropping the hammer on your duty rifle in the shoot house and in other permissive and non-permissive envirenments. Hence the red dot's effectivness at allowing the shooter to simply put red on target and drop hammer. Personally I alway's instintively and automatically co-witness my iron sights with the red dot, every time, no matter what the engagment distance. It just takes years of holding and fireing a rifle to acquire this skill.

You can do it at home all day long, just don't load the damn thing.
 

oldvet53

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This is one of the hardest things to teach ...but one of the handiest skills a rifleman can have! More to come on this. Chew it over and try to figure out how and where this would be handy.
this is what the army taught as "quick kill" usualy only used in 20-30meters:biggrin:
 

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