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Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle and self defense considerations regarding fighting in and around vehicles.

STUDY: Gunfight around vehicle, Atlanta GA. A lot to consider here. Considerations: 1)Handguns vs. long guns, are you ready for this type of fight? How important is access, accuracy, movement and the use of tactics? What are you spending time practicing? 2)As Tim C, who I first saw post this vid points out, note the difficulty the handgun guy has getting the gun out once he realizes he's got a fight? Consider your ability to get your gun out and into action if someone with a long gun entered your immediate environment. Is it practiced enough? Simply carrying a gun and how fast you can shoot doesn't matter one bit if you can't get the gun out and into the fight. 3)Close quarters shooting=width and length of car until the guy with handgun disengaged. 4)Use of the vehicle as cover. Note long gunner had "high ground" and handgun guy went low and stayed low until started shooting. High ground doesn't always have to be elevated on a roof top, balcony or hill=standing vs. kneeling who has the advantage? 5)Interval from cover. Note how close handgun guy stayed to vehicle. Long gunner actually motions with off hand telling him to move away so he could see him better or so he didn't have to shoot his ride. If handgun guy had been "arms length" off vehicle he would have been in the open to the long gunner with high ground. Interval from cover/concealment changes based upon fighting on either horizontal or vertical planes. Consider and study both. 6) Accuracy. Only person hit was girl in car. Neither shooter acquired sight alignment but simply pointed in the direction of threat. Be the trained marksman or markswoman. 7)Movement. Note how handgun guy kept moving (while talking at first), buying time, creating space and then disengaging. Movement is a survival skill and should be trained in conjunction with firearm marksmanship and mechanics as soon as a shooter demonstrates fundamental proficiency of marksmanship and mechanics. 8) Neither guy had any concern for where their rounds went. The armed civilian or LEO is responsible for every round. Study, train, practice and test your skills constantly if you carry a gun.#picoftheday#igmilitia#follow#mdts#training #pistol#ak47

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Considerations:

1)Handguns vs. long guns, are you ready for this type of fight? How important is access, accuracy, movement and the use of tactics? What are you spending time practicing?

2)As Tim C, who I first saw post this vid points out, note the difficulty the handgun guy has getting the gun out once he realizes he’s got a fight? Consider your ability to get your gun out and into action if someone with a long gun entered your immediate environment. Have you practiced enough? Simply carrying a gun and how fast you can shoot doesn’t matter one bit if you can’t get the gun out and into the fight.

3)Close quarters shooting=width and length of car until the guy with handgun disengaged.

4)Use of the vehicle as cover. Note long gunner had “high ground” and handgun guy went low and stayed low until started shooting. High ground doesn’t always have to be elevated on a roof top, balcony or hill=standing vs. kneeling who has the advantage?

5)Interval from cover. Note how close handgun guy stayed to vehicle. Long gunner actually motions with off hand telling him to move away so he could see him better or so he didn’t have to shoot his ride. If handgun guy had been “arms length” off vehicle he would have been in the open to the long gunner with high ground. Interval from cover/concealment changes based upon fighting on either horizontal or vertical planes. Consider and study both.

6) Accuracy. Only person hit was girl in car. Neither shooter acquired sight alignment but simply pointed in the direction of threat. Be the trained marksman or markswoman.

7)Movement. Note how handgun guy kept moving (while talking at first), buying time, creating space and then disengaging. Movement is a survival skill and should be trained in conjunction with firearm marksmanship and mechanics as soon as a shooter demonstrates fundamental proficiency of marksmanship and mechanics.

8) Neither guy had any concern for where their rounds went. The armed civilian or LEO is responsible for every round.

 

Lessons:

Understand what cover and concealment are

Learn and train principles and tactics for using barricades

Study, train, practice and test your skills constantly if you carry a gun

Practical Pistol Movement & Cover Skills 

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