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    Default CUES FOR SURGICAL SHOOTING

    Gabe Suarez

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    Why is everybody so interested in reholstering their gun so quickly? Somebody has tried to kill you- no second sight picture, Scan your targets, ready to shoot again, press check or weapons awareness? I never understand the shoot and reholstering right away...but what do I know-
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    Quote Originally Posted by roll tide View Post
    Why is everybody so interested in reholstering their gun so quickly? Somebody has tried to kill you- no second sight picture, Scan your targets, ready to shoot again, press check or weapons awareness? I never understand the shoot and reholstering right away...but what do I know-
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    Because it looks bad ass...so no practical reason
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    AND THEN GO TO WAR,
    WHILE DEFEATED WARRIORS GO TO WAR FIRST...
    AND THEN SEEK TO WIN." Sun tzu


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    Terrific vid'. I've found over the years that one of the toughest things shooters have to overcome is the desire to run at one speed. Either fast all the time, or slow all the time, rather than highly focused and energized but intentional focused pauses followed by explosive movements or vice versa is something that few grasp, and even fewer master. This can be true of more macro movements (e.g. footwork), or more "micro" movements (e.g. adjusting the end of the draw stroke to allow for a precision shot even with an aggressive draw).

    I try to use the analogy of a punt return or well run pass route vs. a 100m sprint on the track. Another analogy would be Formula One road course vs. a drag race.
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    I don't mean to sound like
    I'm shining you on, but
    thanks again, Gabe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by roll tide View Post
    Why is everybody so interested in reholstering their gun so quickly? Somebody has tried to kill you- no second sight picture, Scan your targets, ready to shoot again, press check or weapons awareness? I never understand the shoot and reholstering right away...but what do I know-
    you
    "B" Westerns. Or maybe they're afraid of their own guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roll tide View Post
    Why is everybody so interested in reholstering their gun so quickly? Somebody has tried to kill you- no second sight picture, Scan your targets, ready to shoot again, press check or weapons awareness? I never understand the shoot and reholstering right away...but what do I know-
    you
    Is this something discussed in the video?
    Gabe Suarez

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    I don't think they were reholstering quickly. I wasn't in the class but from what I gathered from the video is that they were working on a particular technique and trying to get some repetitions in. You know, when practicing, it IS ok to work on specific techniques without having to go through the whole scanning, topping off, press checking routine. If that was the case, unless you had all kinds of time to train, you would never get many reps in of any particular skill.

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    Smartass remarks aside, I took that as a general criticism and not directed specifically at that class.

    They were, as far as I can tell, responding directly and appropriately to commands issued by their instructor. All the usual and necessary gunfighter stuff would have slowed things down considerably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOLF220 View Post
    I don't think they were reholstering quickly. I wasn't in the class but from what I gathered from the video is that they were working on a particular technique and trying to get some repetitions in. You know, when practicing, it IS ok to work on specific techniques without having to go through the whole scanning, topping off, press checking routine. If that was the case, unless you had all kinds of time to train, you would never get many reps in of any particular skill.
    Watch the first iteration again, the first thing everyone does after they fired is drop to holster

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