Combative Pistol, Part 1
When it comes to defensive pistol shooting, there is a an extreme overuse of going to full extension every time during practice or training classes. Whether it’s us practicing on the range or you being an educator in the industry, we need to get outside the “flat range mentality.” Your fight may not be like my fight, and mine may not be like yours. It’s a constantly chaotic and fluidly changing situation. Our skillsets should reflect that, which is why I am a proponent of the concept of the multidisciplinary tactician. This is a term developed by my dear friend and mentor Craig Douglas of Shivworks who also originally developed and tested the following methods/concepts in this article. Through this mindset we can constantly develop in order to create the best version of ourselves daily. With that being said, we need to understand how to literally fight with our pistol. Through my years instructing hundreds of law abiding citizens, law enforcement, military, being an assistant instructor with reputable educators and a student myself I am able to bring my perspective of retention based pistol shooting to the forefront.