This is one of those things that will help you make decisions on how you do things and can be applied to many things from weapons manipulations to tactics. Sometimes a method or tactic can be found to be both the most efficient and consistent but most of the time you have to choose one or the other.http://www.magpuldynamics.com/mission.html wrote:
Efficiency in speed. The control and manipulation of a weapon system and one's body, at the absolute limits of an individual's skill, while maintaining the right fundamentals.
Efficiency in Accuracy. A positive ballistic effect on the target.
Balancing Speed and Accuracy. Speed is not more important than accuracy. Accuracy is not more important than speed. Speed and accuracy are two parts of the same machine. When they mesh, a shooter's survivability rate in a time-is-life situation climbs significantly, as does their positive effect on the target.
Learning efficient techniques and mastering them through correct repetitions takes consistency to the next level in safety, form and technique. Consistency in training creates long term potentiation, causing actions and reactions in dynamic stress situations to come from the subconscious rather than the conscious mind.
A thousand different repetitions are a thousand wasted repetitions. Inconsistent training that neglects consistency, leads directly to hesitation, failure, confusion and death in dynamic stress situations.
For example when it comes to dry reloading there are 2 main ways to get the bolt or slide into battery. First is to use the bolt/slide release and second is to manually cycle the action. One is more effecient while the other is more consistant since weapons like the AK47 do not have a bolt catch.
Here is a example when it comes to tactics:
As you can see in the scenario presented in the top left of the image shows a room leading into a hallway from the side. You have 2 options for points of domination. The arrow going right shows the more effecient solution which is to place the #3 and 4 man in positions that would make the more useful since all 4 weapons will be pointed down the hallway. The arrow going down shows the more consistant solution which is to treat it like a room and place all operators along the near wall. Compare that to the bottom left scenario which shows a classic T section problem.
As for me I generally like consistency but sometimes I like to use the more effecient solution.