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6 Mistakes Untrained Shooters Make
By Team Greyhive | 3.27.2018
#Mindset #Shooting #Law Enforcement
Maybe you just bought a gun for the first time. Maybe you've never been taught how to shoot or the extent of your training has been, "point it at the target and pull the trigger." This article is a primer for new shooters, inexperienced shooters, untrained shooters, or anyone that wants to improve their shooting. It's just 6 simple things that you can improve that will noticeably increase your skill level. 1. They don't have a plan. If you fail to plan, plan to fail. Too often new shooters go to the range, squeeze off a box or two of ammo praying to hit the bullseye and leave. There is no rhyme or reason, and they'll do the exact same thing next time they get to the range. Here's a simple solution. Start with 10 rounds and practice slow aimed fire. Pay attention to the fundamentals (stance, breath, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger squeeze, grip, and follow through) and shoot just one round at a time, trying to hit the target exactly where you want to. For the next 10 rounds, do the same thing, but start with the gun in the #3 position (for further reference on the #3 position, see this article: https://greyhive.com/articles/combative_pistol_use_part_2). Practice pushing the gun out, acquiring the sights and placing them onto the exact spot you want to hit with minimal movement after the gun settles on the target. For the next 20 rounds, practice controlled pairs. These don't need to be fast. The key word is controlled. Watch how your sights move when re-acquiring the target for the second shot. The muzzle should rise slightly when you fire and fall naturally back to your initial point of aim. If it doesn't, this means you're not following the fundamentals. For the last 10 rounds, practice from the draw or with your rifle hanging loose. If you have more than 50 rounds, practice on your weak points or an even better idea is to download a Baer Solutions target (https://baersolutionsllc.com/freetargets/), follow the directions given, and watch yourself improve because of your focused approach.
Eye Protection
By Team Greyhive | 3.13.2018
#CQB #Shooting #Law Enforcement #Personal Defense
*Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide medical care or safety advice, consult your Optometrist prior to making any decisions regarding visual correction and protection. The standards and regulations are subject to change. This article was written by Josh Goetz who is in the Optometry field. He is our newest addition to Greyhive and will be releasing more articles on vision as it relates to shooters in the future. Stay tuned for more value to your training. For some shooting is a hobby, for others it is a lifestyle, and others it is just a part of the job. Regardless of what role shooting plays in your life it is an activity that we all plan on doing for as long as we are physically able. Of course we hope to never have an accident, but reality is that they do occur. It is important to take any steps that we can to prevent these injuries and be prepared for ones that we cannot prevent.
Episode 11 - How to Simulate Combat
By Team Greyhive | 2.22.2018
#Training Brief
Dr. Seth Haselhuhn and Drew Estell from BAER Solutions discuss how some train to simulate combat on the flat range, and what we can actually do to add stress to our shooting. Cognitively, socially, and other ways.
Combative Pistol, Part 3
By Ian Strimbeck | 2.19.2018
#Shooting #Personal Defense #Combatives
In the previous articles in this series, we have gone over the integration of a combative draw stroke with pistol use. The pistol is traditionally used with our target at distance but most violent encounters are unforgiving and chaotic. Therefore, we should understand how to utilize the pistol in a combative sense where we may not have the benefit of distance and need to create it, or we are forced to compress the gun due to situational or environmental hazards. This final installment will go over effective integration of off-hand fending techniques and the often omitted concept of safe re-holstering. As with my previous articles, the following information is credited to Craig Douglas and his efforts with Shivworks, the Shivworks Cartel, and my personal experience teaching these concepts to my students.