Most of us spend quite a bit of time in our cars but shockingly few have ever trained using their firearm from their vehicle. It seems like it would be a no-brainer to train in your car but very facilities are setup to accommodate this. That’s where the SIRT training pistol comes into play. It allows you to train with your vehicle in your garage or on your property.
It pays to be prepared, so check out this video of Mike Hughes training with his car. Exposure like this is crucial for developing your skills.
We highly recommend first practicing this with your SIRT as there is no danger to yourself, your vehicle, or anyone you are training with. To begin, make sure your environment is clear of all live fire guns and people who aren’t aware of what is going on. If you are going to be using live fire, make sure you have a good ballistic background at a range that supports driving your car up.
Now, designate a few targets. With the SIRT, these can be anything from a lightswitch to a tree. Practice hitting these targets from multiple positions around your car. Once you get this dialed in, work on actually getting out of your car and engaging the targets. Make sure to start with your seatbelt on as you want to accurately simulate a real life situation.
The best part of this training is you can do it without any setup. Keep your SIRT easily accessible so every day when you get home from work get a couple of reps in. This distributed practice will make you better and keep you honed in. Finally, it’s fun to see yourself improve! You will notice your dashes start turning to dots, even when moving quickly.
If you can, validate with live fire. Depending on where you live, you may need to find a range that supports drive up practice. Just make sure to follow your general safety rules.