At the range yesterday, shooting my M4, I tries something I saw on one of the guns shows on one of the outdoor channels. The show portrayed a member of the US Army Marksmanship Unit doing it with a pistol, but I wanted to try it with a rifle. What a wake-up call. The drill consists of nothing more than moving in a square while firing. For my purposes, I fired five rounds on each leg of the square. That made five rounds moving forward, backward, and laterally left and right. The closest leg to the target was only about ten meters away, and the rear leg was probably about 15-20 meters. The distance from the target is based on your most likely scenarios, and my rifle is used for home defense. All rounds hit the IDPA-style target, but the dispersion was definitely not in accordance with "cool-guy operator standards". I will be posting more training ideas for the betterment of all. Hopefully some of you will use them and become more proficient. I know I need more work after yesterday.
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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