As Florida concealed weapons permit class instructors we are constantly trying to improve our shooting and instructor skills by seeking out the very best firearms instructors and authors in the country. Rob Pincus and Grant Cunnington are two of the best. At MyWeaponsPermit, we totally buy into what they cover in this article, and suggest you do the same.
New Concepts of Precision in Defensive Shooting
I was sitting in on a Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Development course in Washington state when my ears perked up. Rob Pincus, the lead instructor and developer of the course, had drawn a couple of rectangles on the whiteboard. One depicted a target with shots evenly distributed within its area, and the other the same number of shots tightly grouped in the center.
“What can you say about these targets?” he asked the instructor candidates. “Good shooting!” exclaimed one student, the others joining in the ensuing laughter.
Rob looked a little puzzled. After all, the goal in defensive shooting is to make the bad guy go away using the least amount of time and energy necessary. Was spending time and energy to achieve smaller groups really a mark of good defensive shooting — or simply a display of meaningless athletic prowess?
“I don’t think,” he said, “that shooting more precisely than the target needs is good shooting.” He looked at me and said, “Grant, is there such a thing as too much precision?”
The implications of my answer caused me to rethink the whole notion of precision as a hallmark of defensive shooting.
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