Target Minimization

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Jack
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Target Minimization

Post by Jack » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:33 pm

Target Minimization is an important basic individual skill. Using the proper individual movement technique or shooting position could be critical.

Hopefully we are all taking a knee during short term halts, or while reloading in a CQB environment. Bullets travel through walls. People tend to shoot high low light. Making yourself a smaller target just makes sense.

Taking a knee is the obvious way to make yourself small. But if we are not careful we do other things to make ourselves bigger targets.

Crouch while in your CQB shooting stance, sometimes crouch extra low wile going through a door(careful not to compromise balance). This makes you a smaller target.

I can not tell you how many times I see guys shoot a handgun with one hand, while the other one is held way away from their body. This makes you a bigger target. Don't do it.

When you are holding a long gun glue your elbows to your ribs. This makes you a smaller target. A friend of mine once shot a guy in the arm with a .12 slug. Bone fragments from his arm traveled through his heart and killed him instantly. Something to think about.

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Re: Target Minimization

Post by Ryan » Thu May 12, 2011 11:26 am

Great topic, reloading in cover as you said is very important too. Would you do it when you cleared a room and had engaged or been in an engagement earlier? So as soon as it's clear you would reload or would you stack up then reload?

Do elite units round count and then leave one in the chamber when they do reload?

Handgun with one hand, shouldn't the other be held closely and tightly into the high chest? At least that's what you see them do.
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Re: Target Minimization

Post by Ripper » Thu May 12, 2011 11:13 pm

Good stuff just be aware of crouching too much, as those large muscles of the thigh are going to take a hit when you get that adrenaline dump.

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