Identification Trumps Speed

JC Dodge with his usual plain simple truth.

Mason Dixon Tactical

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This will be very a very brief post. I was asked a few weeks ago what my thoughts were on various speed drills that different instructors were using with the rifle and pistol. My friend asked what I thought of one from a particular instructor concerning the rifle. My response was what I have been saying for years. If the drill is designed to induce stress and help with training the individual to become better and more proficient, fine. If the drill is to reduce the time between shots and targets, that’s only OK to a point.

The mantra I have used for years is simply this. “No matter how fast you can shoot, you can’t responsibly shoot faster than you can target discriminate”. Great, your split times are measured in 100ths of a second. Sorry, you can’t ID a “Shoot”, “Don’t shoot” target that fast, can you, so it’s…

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