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Study of Atlanta Gunfight Around Vehicle

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

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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Self Defense & Random Assault 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

Self defense study and considerations based on July 6 random assault of man in Brooklyn Heights.

STUDY: July 6, Brooklyn Heights, 65y.o. man randomly attacked. Considerations: 1) Note who was and usually is targeted, older people. These guys don't want a fight, they want a victim. Make family and friends aware of this. 2) Spontaneous attacks are difficult to defend against. Recognizing a credible threat is present can be difficult walking down a street filled with seemingly benign people. We can, however, be "wary" or attentive of FAM's or fighting age males between 18-40. This is a large group of people but the most likely to commit crimes such as this. 3) Awareness and spatial relationships- we have the ability via verbal and physical boundary setting to control the space around us. The issue is determining when a credible threat is present and acting accordingly. Note how the attacker starts to move faster and angle toward the victim. If in today's society an unknown FAM starts to move rapidly toward you take that as a possible threat indicator and do something. As seen here, due to the spontaneity of the attack, this can be very difficult if not alert or aware you are being targeted. Start regularly integrating a reactive gap between yourself and FAM's and others you see as possible threats in your environment. 4) Don't ask "WHY?" and hesitate from acting. It doesn't matter why this individual (you don't know) is closing space rapidly on you. What matters is controlling that space and not allowing them into it. You can ask why after you have dealt with the problem. 5) Don't count on help from others. You need to be ready to take care of yourself and those you're responsible for without relying on any outside assistance. 6) Do you possess a good enough level of awareness, threat recognition and physical defense skill to protect against a spontaneous attack? If not, considering the world today, perhaps it's time to fix that. #mdtstraining #studytrainpracticetest #physicaldefense #awareness @immediateactioncombatives @paul_sharp_sbg @pointdriventraining @southnarc @aprillriskconsulting @pfc_training @crossfitmohawkvalley @matt_hajdasz

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