View Full Version : Point Shooting Home Study Course

matthew temkin
March 10, 2009, 06:30 AM

March 10, 2009, 10:35 PM
Well now, there's a little "meat" that one could sink their teeth into. It looks to be well thought out, planned & successfully taught on an appreciable scale. Those factors just might lead me to reading through at a little slower pace & actually trying it (as apposed to the "point with your trigger finger & use your middle finger to hook the barrel to the left of your target as you jerk the shot off" method).

matthew temkin
March 11, 2009, 06:41 AM
Thank you.
The "middle finger" guy has been making a joke of point shooting for many years.
What he teaches is not point shooting, yet he sure has confused a lot of folks.

March 11, 2009, 08:51 AM
Very nice. I've bookmarked this and plan to give it a good read tonight.

March 11, 2009, 09:52 AM
Ditto, will be reading this much closer tonight.

March 11, 2009, 10:24 AM
Place your finger on the trigger, on the first crease, and grip it until it shakes. This is the convulsive grip as taught by Fairbairn.
I'm just not buying Fairbairn's convulsive "grip it until it shakes" stuff.
Nor the notion that it's a good tactic to charge into the threat. Usually, that's a deadly mistake.

Most people under fire will instinctively crouch as they move laterally or backward/laterally....and point shoot with one hand.
Few will stand and deliver when in the open. Works pretty much the same way with a rifle (two handed).

Train as you will fight.

matthew temkin
March 11, 2009, 09:11 PM
Actually Applegate taught to back off on the grip until your hand stopped shaking.
Fairbairn wanted his troops to know that even a shaking hand can still be accurate.
As to moving in..if the distance is close and cover is not an option, then shooting while closing in may be your safest option.
And this is an excellent way to surprise someone who is trying to back away or move laterally offline.
Hard thing to debate, but a lot of "been and done" men passed this exact same advice on to me.