The only exception to this occurs when one has a weapon in his hands and he has personally unloaded it for checking. As soon as he puts it down, Rule 1 applies again.
You may not wish to destroy it, but you must be clear in your mind that you are quite ready to if you let that muzzle cover the target. To allow a firearm to point at another human being is a deadly threat, and should always be treated as such.
This we call the Golden Rule because its violation is responsible for about 80 percent of the firearms disasters we read about.
You never shoot at anything until you have positively identified it. You never fire at a shadow, or a sound, or a suspected presence. You shoot only when you know absolutely what you are shooting at and what is beyond it.
Compliments of Pappa Goose
This is a little trick I picked up in the Navy. It has worked great for me later in life for combat competition. It gave me a real edge and I dominated the production class. A few friends I taught my method to started winning their classes. The One Two method is simple and it works.
Just going to the range and shooting thousands of rounds does not make you a good shooter. I have been shooting with state police guys, deputies, and FBI dudes that can’t shoot as good as a rookie using the ONE TWO method.
You know how sometimes it is difficult to hold the pistol on target, or the shakes start kicking in before you pull the trigger? You want a cure for the flinch? My method works much better than Prozac or moonshine.
Here it is folks. I am getting old and grey and this is my top secret gift to the world. It may sound cornball, but it works like magic.
Count out loud: ONE TWO.
Now do it again faster: ONE TWO.
And again real fast: ONE TWO.
Now point with your pistol using a normal 2 hand hold with both of your thumbs pointing in the same direction as the barrel.
With your pistol pointed below the target, bring it up slowly to the target. As soon as you are on target say “ONE”. Now say “TWO” and pull the trigger at the same time. ONE = found target TWO = bang.
When you are bringing your pistol onto the target, this is hunt mode. Hunt mode can be from side to side or bottom to top. Start traning with bottom to top as explained above. When you find your target say “ONE”. When you say “TWO” pull the trigger.
One Two = Target Bang
• Now shoot 10 rounds using the ONE TWO method nice and slow. Make sure to say out loud ONE TWO.
• Now shoot 10 rounds using the ONE TWO method twice as fast. Make sure to say out loud ONE TWO.
• Now shoot 10 rounds using the ONE TWO method as fast as you can say ONE TWO in your head.
• Now shoot 2 more sets of 10 rounds using the ONE TWO method as fast as you can say ONE TWO in your head.
Next time you go to the range repeat these drills starting nice and slow.
In your mind you can say “one two” 10 times faster than out loud. With practice you can really speed this up to the point it is natural and you don’t have to think about it much.
You can practice this drill indoors just pointing with your finger. An airsoft gun works awesome for indoor training. They make airsoft guns in full weight replicas for about every pistol pattern.
For double taps go ONE TWO TWO
After a few hours on the range using the Pappa Goose top secret “one two” method, you will be shooting like a combat pro. You will be on target more often. Hitting cola cans at 50 feet is now easy. No more staggers, shakes or flinches. The “one two” method works good on moving targets also. Your buddies will be amazed when you can shoot flying clays with your pistol.
Why does the ONE TWO method work? It keeps you from thinking too much and removes indecision. Thinking too much and holding your aim on target too long causes the wiggles. Anticipating the recoil and bang causes fliches. Counting out loud ONE TWO gets your mind off the recoil and bang. After hours of training using ONE TWO, reflexes start taking over and you start shooting good.
This method works good with revolvers too.
Remember: Hunt mode then…. ONE TWO
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