Greetings, everyone. Who can believe that it is already 2011. I hope the holidays were happy and meaningful for all. I also hope that for those of you whom Santa visited, some nice hardware was left under the tree!
To start of the new year, I thought we should move to more "combat accuracy" rather than bullseye accuracy. By this, I mean close is good enough....rather than tight groups. Hopefully for those of us whose eyes are aging some, we can have more fun.
One of the classic combat drills is the so-called Mozambique Drill. Also known as the Failure to Stop Drill, or Failure Drill, the Mozambique Drill is a close-quarter shooting technique in which the shooter fires twice into the torso of a target (known as a double tap to the center of mass), momentarily assesses the hits, then follows them up with a carefully aimed shot to the head of the target. The third shot should be aimed to destroy the brain or, for a more immediate effect, the brain stem, killing the target and preventing the target from retaliating. The drill was added to the modern technique of gunfighting by Jeff Cooper based on the experience of one of his students, Mike Rousseau, while on duty in Mozambique. Rousseau was later killed in action in the Rhodesian War.
Course of Fire for This Month's Match
|Low-Ready Position Front|
|Low-Ready Position Side|
4) After each string, MARK THE SHOTS with that string's letter. In the end, there should be a total of 9 shots with 3 marked A, 3 marked B and 3 marked C. (See example below after 2 strings.)
|Example of Marked Target |
Surefire Shot Timer (Free)
Shot Timer Pro ($9.99)
Below is a video review of the Surefire shot timer app to give you an idea as to how it functions.
All apps function very similarly.