Urban Survival Tips: Extreme Close Range Shooting

This video gives a quick Urban Survival Tip for training with your firearm. Extreme Close range shooting is something that is often overlooked. It is an important …

21 thoughts on “Urban Survival Tips: Extreme Close Range Shooting

  1. eqlzr2 says:

    I just did a quick search, and I didn't find much. But I wonder what the statistics are about the stopping effect of a shot (or shots) to the belt-buckle area (or slightly below) versus the solar plexus ("center of mass") area. Most of your shots seem to be in the lower area (and yes, I'm aware a crotch shot would be uncomfortable). Many thanks.

  2. Richard Sabo says:

    At point-blank range, you're essentially having to adapt your pistol into hand-to-hand fighting techniques. Your off-side foot and hand go forward to defend, and your draw side foot and hand go back in preparation to counter attack. But then instead of fully rotating your strong/dominant side fully forward into a strike and follow-through on the aggressor, you're only bringing your drawn weapon to about center and quickly discharging two shots into your aggressor's torso or abdomen.

    You brought up the fact that pistols are not good at immediately stopping the threat. Everybody normally thinks of what they learned in other shooting types, aiming for center mass in the upper chest. In this particular technique, you may be better served by going for center mass at waistline or below. First off, you can fire a split-second sooner because you don't have to raise your muzzle as high before firing. Best case scenario, you hit their lumbar spine or sacrum, and everything south of that goes dead immediately, possibly permanently. They are wider and larger than the verteba of the upper thoracic spine and cervical spine. Ripping through the abdominal aorta on the way through is also a likely fatal event in short order, as is a hit on the primary renal blood vessels. An off-center hit that fails to hit the spine may still cause structural damage to the pelvic girdle, in which case they will still be stopping their pursuit. A high hit may stop their diaphragm from continuing to operate.

    In any case, organ damage to anything in the abdomen or pelvis is going to hurt like a son-of-a-b!+©#. In any case, with them down, you have plenty of options for what to do next.

  3. Arthur Daniel says:

    if you are at contact distance and your opponent confronts you with a weapon, you must prevent being indexed or redirect that weapon from your body by using defensive tactics. Once that is accomplished, it is important to gain control over the weapon and either disarm or disable your attacker before accessing your firearm.
    C.A.R. SYSTEM also is a good one

  4. Enoob says:

    I understand your philosophy…however I doubt you'll be carrying open as your video demonstrates. I think a concealed draw would be a better demo in my opinion. Thanks for video.

  5. Robnord1 says:

    This is good. Thank You !   I can also see the value of some practice drawing and shooting after being surprised and thrown to the ground.  Have you done or considered doing something on that scenario ?

  6. rezdog187 says:

    Not just movement but Lateral movement is the key. also vary those shot strings, handguns are notoriously poor man stoppers chances are your gonna need to fire more than two rounds. also get it in your head that at that close of range with you reacting to the threat your gonna get shot or stabbed but that doesn't mean your out of the fight. shooting skills are perishable one time through at some point in your life does not make you ready .

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