The allure of dressing up one’s duty piece is enticing, but remember the purpose of the Combat Pistol , it must be a dependable, accurate and fully functional life saving piece of equipment that must work 100% of the time. It is not a showpiece, nor a conversation piece. Do not wear your ego in your holster for all to see.
Your new generation pistol is the result of years of research and testing. Your weapon has benefited from the early model competition weapons and street proven techniques that were normally considered “customizing”. Out of the box, your weapon is COMBAT READY .
Modern Techniques of Shooting DVC Diligentia Vis Celerita Latin for “accuracy, power, speed”, is the defacto motto of the Modern Technique and of practical shooting in general. An accurate shot is useless if delivered too slowly or with an insufficient blow. A powerful blow delivered too late or which does not hit the target is likewise useless, as is a quickly delivered but inaccurate or weak blow.
Modern Techniques of Shooting “The Triad” Gun Handling Marksmanship Mindset
Gun Handling - This is the safe and efficient use, presentation, and maintenance of one’s firearm.
Marksmanship - This is the ability to hit one’s target quickly and accurately.
Mindset - This is the “crisis management” and the ability to hit one’s target while under stress. Failure to think correctly in the use of deadly force, respond to deadly force, or to learn the doctrine and techniques for their management leaves your survival or success to pure chance.
The word Strategy derives from the Greek word “ strategos ” meaning General Officer. Therefore Strategy is the art of the General, indirectly to do with fighting. A good Strategist can be a poor fighter.
The goal of the Tactician is to insure that the fight is never fair. The Tactician must bring overwhelming force to bear upon the opponent and dispose of him before any counter measures can be deployed.
This is called “defeat in detail” and both sides are aware of it. The skillful succeeds.
Motor Skills, Vision and Cognizant Thought Processing are the three most prominent performance inhibitors when under the SNS effect. For these reasons the gunhandling skills taught an individual who is training for combat must rely, to the greatest extent possible, on gross motor skills.
“ Classic” Weaver Stance In the “Classic” Weaver two-handed stance, your strong arm is slightly flexed and pushes the gun out. The supporting arm, which is more flexed, counters this by pulling the gun in to create a strong braced hold. Sometimes referred as “Isometric” tension.
Modified Weaver Stance In the “Modified” or “Chapman” Weaver, the position of your feet is the same and your supporting arm is still flexed. Your strong arm is kept as straight as possible.
Weaver Stance An important characteristic of both Weaver Stances are that your feet are apart with your weak side foot slightly forward. This is also called the “Bladed Stance” or “Interview Stance”
A correct firing stroke, from leather to sight picture, aligns the pistol reflexively, once it is neurologically programmed. The sights are not used to align the pistol, but rather they are used to verify an alignment already achieved by means of a trained presentation. Your mind does not command “up, down, left, right, that’s close, squeeze”. It simply says “ Go ”