In this video training, Chris Collins goes over a few things to consider when you are drawing your weapon. In an ideal situation, you have enough time to draw your weapon and still have distance between you and an attacker. In reality, this is rarely the case. No criminal is going to let you know they are attacking you from 30 feet away. Most engagements take place at arm’s length. If you reach for your weapon, your attacker will most likely go for it as well. Then it turns into a fight for the gun.
Due to this, it is important to train more than just drawing and shooting. When you draw your weapon, you want to already have control of the fight. To gain control, use your off hand to pin or deflect the attackers arms. Turn your torso so that your gun is away from the attacker. Once you feel that you have control, draw your weapon and engage the target.
After training with your SIRT, you will want to reinforce the training with live fire on the range. Please observe all firearm safety rules when practicing. SIRT and live fire weapons should never be used simultaneously in the same scenario.
To practice with live fire, make sure you have a range where training like this is appropriate. Then, set up a target close to where you are standing. It is recommended that you practice at multiple distances from the target. Before you start shooting, come up with a scenario where you would need to use these skills. Think through the entire scenario before you begin firing. Now practice covering your head, changing the angle, and drawing your weapon.
Remember, owning a gun does not keep you safe. You need to know how to use it in real world situations, otherwise it can pose a larger threat to yourself. We highly recommend taking concealed carry and close quarters classes to build on your training.
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