Personal Defense Tactics: Shooting Positions – Vehicular Defense Driving Positions & Set Up

Personal Defense Tactics: Shooting Positions – Tips on how to properly train for defensive driving including …

12 thoughts on “Personal Defense Tactics: Shooting Positions – Vehicular Defense Driving Positions & Set Up

  1. sshukri0 says:

    Can anyone recommend a defensive/evasive driving course/instructor located in MI? I dont know if Rob sees any of these comments, but I would love to pay for any services you could provide.

  2. l337pwnage says:

    I must say I disagree with the tire pressure advice. The recommended TP is often based on tire wear & ride comfort. My road course pressures on the track were about 10 PSI OVER the "max" of the tires.

    Some vehicles even have multiple recommended settings. My truck has two based on load, and my car has two based on the speed I am driving.
    If you plan on aggressive driving, the recommend setting will the be the absolute minimum. Underinflated tires fail easier than overinflated ones.

  3. l337pwnage says:

    Pretty good video. The seat belt thing doesn't help as much with some cars(except for whole accident thing, lol) because some cars do not let you cinch down the belt tight. If you are mechanically inclined, some can be modified to cinch down, tho.
    Ironically, most non-driver seat belts can be cinched by pulling the slack all the way out, then letting it wind up. This activates the "car seat" mode and you can ratchet it as tight as you want.

  4. l337pwnage says:

    The primary driving difference, that I've been told, from airbag to non airbag is that you shouldn't used the old "10 and 2" with airbags because your fist tends to get thrown in your face.
    I completely agree about the thumbs. I always leave my thumb outside the wheel. I mostly got that from off-roading. You hit an bump or an obstacle the wrong way and it can send that steering wheel spinning.

  5. wcropp1 says:

    Indeed. I'm no expert, but it obviously would keep people out that you don't want in your car, and from what I've heard it also helps prevent the doors opening in an accident. Lock the doors, the buckle your seat belt–a good habit to be in.

  6. GlassW00f says:

    Even in a car without airbags (yeah they exist) you never want to drive with your thumbs wrapped around the wheel. I was taught this decades ago in racing classes. The reason for this is, if you lose control of the car, and the car spins out, or you hit a curb or barrier of any sort, the front wheels of the car can suddenly snap to one side, and the steering wheel goes with them. You are not strong enough to hold that wheel in such a situation and the result will be broken thumbs or wrists.

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