Day 06 Compromised Shooting Positions
After the everyday drills where now students can work on a plurality of skill sets such as the draw, reloads, some shooting on the move and more importantly movement combined with shooting to decelerate and sequence their movements to get shots off. Today we want to introduce compromised shooting positions related to cover and concealment.
You first want to introduce the need for compromised shooting positions. Very rarely in any actual critical incident does an individual have the chance to take the pure “range stance”. Although it’s great to master the standard “range stance” with good balance, good wide base, upright torso, forward lean, full upper triangle isosceles extension....... a lot of shootings will require and demand the body to be in some sort of compromised shooting position.
Mechanics will erode in compromised shooting positions if they are not trained. One may think that trigger mechanics would be the same whether you’re leaning around cover. However, experience shows this is not the case. Even if stability is the same in a crouched compromised shooting position, for some reason the trigger mechanics will be poorer than in a standard range stance....unless you train in compromised shooting positions. Therefore, the solution is simple: we must put forth the need to shoot compromised shooting and essentially force them to do it in the class. This block is coupled with cover and concealment because obviously cover and concealment are some of the key factors to force a compromised shooting position. Nonetheless, we are going to start just with the basic fundamental drills of getting people into compromise position and train this in high volume with good biomechanics as far as knee-joint alignment etc. and compound these skill sets into some practical application with cover and concealment and explaining the differences thereof.