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Soft Stepping

Post by Ryan » Sat May 03, 2014 11:04 pm

Anyone here heard of soft stepping?
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Re: Soft Stepping

Post by jcheng14 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:17 am

Expand on this? Is it like the combat glide?

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Re: Soft Stepping

Post by Ryan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:59 am

I don't know what a combat glide is (at least in terms of terminology) - is that also known as a tactical glide? Can you explain it?
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Re: Soft Stepping

Post by jcheng14 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:33 pm

It's a technique to keep yourself from "bouncing" as you walk so you can keep your upper body (and rifle) steady as you move. Much like video camera operators to keep a steady picture free of bouncing or jolting. Bend your knees to drop your gravity. When placing your foot down go heel first then "roll" your foot down to the toe. Careful transition from that to then putting your other foot down. Should minimize barrel movement.

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Re: Soft Stepping

Post by Ryan » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:16 am

The same concept. Different terminology.
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Re: Soft Stepping

Post by tacticalguy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:23 pm

Most SWAT teams in the U.S. know that technique as the "duck walk".
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