Analyzing Film (1 of 3): Rocking Backwards

Okay, you have some footage of yourself, but what should you look for? This video (and the next few videos) points out some very common issues. One very common deficiency is rocking back during the course of a rapid shot drill.


Force equals mass times acceleration. The accelerating bullet provides a considerable amount of force on your body pushing you rearward. When you are shooting multiple shots, this rapid succession of force impulses can considerably reposition your chest cavity rearward which significantly alters your initial natural aiming area. Granted, being rocked back is more of a stance deficiency then a grip deficiency, but nonetheless, getting rocked back is not good. This video goes into how to recognize this issue and provides some tips on how to remedy this problem.

Safety First!

  • Always remember to train safely. Adapting the live fire training rules will ensure we can maintain a 100% safety record when training with the SIRT.

  • All guns are always loaded.  Treat the SIRT like a live fire gun.  Don't point it at other people unless you are following strict Force on Force Safety Protocol.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.  Always have awareness where you are pointing the SIRT.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.  This is one of the best safety training you can do with your SIRT.  Be sure the trigger is off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.  Have a good ballistic backstop when training.  So just in case somehow a live fire gun got in your training space, a discharged bullet will be caught in the target area where you are training.

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