Why Point Shoot?
Think about it. If you were ever to be in a life and
death situation where you had to use your gun, it's probably going to
happen so quickly or you will be so scared that you are going to forget
all about using your guns sights. If you do have the presence of mind to
aim your gun, try aiming with the gun's sights when your hands are
shaking so much. It's not to easy. Also, many real gun fights happen in
low light conditions where your gun sights will be useless. You won't be
able to see them to use them. Plus, most self defense gun fights happen
at very close ranges and very quickly. You may only have time to point
â€œIt is an acknowledged fact that very few gunfight
survivors ever remember seeing their sights at all during a
life-threatening encounter. In other words, regardless of the amount of
practice using the sights at the target range, the vast majority of
shootout survivors are unable to see their sights when faced with
life-threatening stress. One study found that when faced with stress,
â€˜93% of officers focused on the threat, not the weapon, and 88% of the
officers resorted to binocular vision.
When a soldier points, he instinctively points at the feature on the
object on which his eyes are focused. An impulse from the brain causes
the arm and hand to stop when the finger reaches the proper position.
When the eyes are shifted to a new object or feature, the finger, hand,
and arm also shift to this point. It is this inherent trait that can be
used by the soldier to rapidly and accurately engage targets.
ref: US Army Field Manual 23-25, Combat Training With Pistols &
The NYPD statistics say that 75% of gunfights occur at less than 20
feet, and that if you are going to be shot and killed, there is an 81%
chance that it will be at less than 6 feet, and a 90% chance that it
will be at less than 15 feet. The only savings grace is that the mis
rate in armed encounters is more than 80%. That means that for every
five bullets fired at a target, four+ go somewhere else. So, unless you
are having a very unlucky day, chances are you will not be in a
gunfight, and if you are, you will survive.
Battle-Proven Methods Of Combat Handgunning