The use of weapons at close range

In a recent article, I discussed the possibility of stripping the territory of my home or other compact premises. One of the scenarios related to the ability to shoot at close range.

More than just a name

One of the best short-range shooting positions is tuck position (straight, straight, knees bent, back rounded, the weapon may be at the belt – note ed.). Some people call this a holding position, but I insist on my own version, because it gives us more advantages than just holding.

This rack allows a person to effectively shoot at close range. Its benefits are obvious. Standing up straight would be tactically wrong. In most cases, it all starts with uncovering and pulling out weapons, and it will be very difficult to do the above actions in a straight position, especially in conditions where the gun is hidden on its side.

Also, this position allows you to go from close contact to shooting, to the so-called contact shots (contact shots). We call such contact shots as “corner“(off angle), bearing in mind that shooting does not take place along the line of aiming, as many people imagine, but at an angle. More importantly, the body’s position changes as the target is in motion and you adjust to it.

Your weapon must be moveable.

Being in the rack described above, it is important not to yank the slide frame and not to hold the weapon in the way you usually unload it, and to keep trunk section aimed at the target. In theory, this may seem easy to accomplish, but in practice, in the case of a scrape, your goal can begin to move very dynamically. And if we add firearms to this, the situation can become very unpleasant.

Weapon hold “Pressed” in the chest will allow you to better feel the kinetics of your body. Make sure that your navel “looked” directly at the target, even when it is moving, and the percentage of hits will be quite high. And it is not necessary to immediately try to achieve the correct direction of the barrel of the pistol vertically. Most likely, the first shots will be made at a short distance, and then you can increase the distance.

Contact shots

It is difficult to say how to make a decision and when to start shooting, being in a state of close contact. Contact shots (contact shots) can be very effective and truly destructive, but it is very important not to overdo it. Push or hit the upper part of the body, and step back a little. This will help you to avoid problems with weapons, but will not reduce the chance of hitting.

For the most part the cause of possible problems is getting clothes under gun shutter, so be prepared for this contingency. In this case, make a weapon 2-3 blows (you can and the weapon itself), and then try to break the contact. Step back, troubleshoot and act on the situation.

Edged weapons change the rules of the game

There is one thing that is often overlooked when it comes to short range wrestling – this is the use of cold weapons. Some people can get and use awkward knife with amazing speed much faster than firearms. When this is not necessary to think about possible malfunctions, and the close distance makes the knife an ideal tool.

If you are going to use cold weapons, you should always remember to do this at a short distance. If the situation is worsened by the appearance of several targets, you will be faced with the choice of how to eliminate each next target. Obviously enough, that the goal is at arm’s length, you may well apply steel arms.

If this distance is beyond the reach of direct contact, then the best way is to use the gun. This will require certain skills and control, since in one hand you will have a melee weapon, and in the second – a firearm, but this option will be incredibly effective in the case of several targets over a short distance.

As General George S. Patton, World War II participant, said:

“Let war be waged by arms, but their people win.”

The position described above (tuck position) and the tips given should be part of the skills of any shooter, and if executed correctly and effectively, they can greatly influence the outcome of the conflict.

Regards, Jeff Gonzales

(Jeff gonzales) was a member of the “Seals” detachment of the United States naval forces, respected and repeatedly awarded to military personnel who participated in numerous military operations around the world. Now he is using his military knowledge as president of Trident Concepts, which has established itself as a weapon manufacturer, tactician and threat detection technician. Using a creative approach, experience in successful combat operations, and lessons learned at a military base in New South Wales, Trident Concepts has been recognized as a leader in its industry by many federal, state, and local organizations. Those interested in the “Trident Concepts” curriculum can either visit or contact the phones and email listed there for more information.

Jeff Gonzales: the use of weapons at close range

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