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Old 04-23-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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I really want to learn how to point shoot.

It seems the most natural and quickest response to a threat. I can shoot my .380 1 hand pretty accurate within 10-15ft.

How does one acquire point shooting skills when the live in an urban area?

When I watch some vids on YT it's all ppl out in the country.

Would any range even allow someone to point shoot or does anyone, rangemaster or otherwise, teach it?
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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I think that's going to have to be something you teach yourself, by getting the "feel" of positioning your arm in relationship to your sight. That takes practice, since what your looking for is an automatic reflex, basically, and not a skill set. If your shooting at short distances, get an "Airsoft" gun and practice a lot.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3nGbN7RxpI

ALWAYS see your sights. Even if you're shooting a world-record speed attempt. (unless you're grappling with someone and the weapon is in their ribs, etc.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzHG-ibZaKM

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Maybe the term I should be using is "reflex" shooting.


http://guncarrier.com/one-handed-sho...tactical-tips/

The last time I had time to speak with a really good rangemaster in CO he showed me a good technique quick to check/block/perry with 1 hand and pull with strong hand to shot 1 hand center mass, but where to practice this safely?

Airsoft might be a good idea.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:57 PM
 
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You can dry practice. Much is developing muscle memory as to alignment.

I teach beginners to start from a high retention position, then just push out, front sight will align on target, pull trigger. As distance increases focus on front sight, front sight, front sight. After about 20-30 feet aimed fire comes more into play as distance and skills increase.

Courses are good ways to learn correctly. They also often get leeway at ranges.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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What I did was practice with the TV. At first, I would lay my pistol next to me. I would grab it and point it at the person on TV. I did this to practice grabbing it in the exact same grip, every time. Then I practiced alignment. I would grab and point at the person. Eventually, I would close my eyes, grab and point and then open my eyes to check alignment. Once I had a consistent alignment, I took it to the range.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I think that's going to have to be something you teach yourself, by getting the "feel" of positioning your arm in relationship to your sight. That takes practice, since what your looking for is an automatic reflex, basically, and not a skill set. If your shooting at short distances, get an "Airsoft" gun and practice a lot.
This, but I'll add that the Airsoft gun should be of the same size and grip angle as your defense gun.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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Live fire practice would be ideal, but in addition to whatever live fire you can do, also dry fire practice your draw and strong hand only point shooting. Then live fire to confirm your practice. Point shooting is for short distance shooting, five yards or less. Distances longer than that, you need to see your sights. You naturally can point with your finger accurately at short distances, you have done it your whole life. The gun is just an extension of your hand at short distances.
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition.

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Old 04-24-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Thanks good tips.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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No matter how you do it, your sights will probably have to play some role, outside of an in your face encounter. You'd be amazed at just how easy it is to miss a decent sized target at a very short distance when you don't use your sights at all.

Put it this way...... I read somewhere that police only hit their target 40% of the time in encounters that happen within ten feet or less. That's only 4 out of ten shots on target at a max distance of 10 feet....

.....scary.

Maybe someone can cite that stat here if they know where to find it.
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