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Old September 16, 2012, 08:44 AM   #51
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Training, training equals Autonomous (motor) skills, Movements are accurate, consistent, and efficient. Movement is largely controlled automatically, Little or no cognitive activity is required.
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Old September 16, 2012, 09:24 AM   #52
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There's a study, perhaps by Force Science, that found that within a few yards even untrained shooters can reliably hit the target.
This can be reduced down to simply noting, "proximity negates skill."

Even a blind person can shoot and hit reliably with a contact shot. The closer you are, the less skill needed to hit your target. Sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, weaver, isoceles, leaning into the shot, etc. all goes out the window when the muzzle is pressed against flesh and often when the aggressor is so close that even a dramatic disruption of the POA or intended POA (if not actually aimed by sight alignment) still results in an POI on the bad guy.
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Old September 16, 2012, 01:02 PM   #53
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R&D, training....

Many years ago, I read a gun press item that covered the results of untrained-unskilled shooters.
The report stated that most untrained shooters aim high & to the right.
You can't expect a strung out robber or thug to be a expert with small arms but I wouldn't take the risk either.
I recall a 1990s era school shooting where a young kid made headshots with 15 of the 17 incident victims! The boy later told police he NEVER fired any real guns prior the event but he played hours of first person shooter/gun related video games.

think about that

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Old September 23, 2012, 07:15 AM   #54
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Get behind something solid, hold your firing position, and give well placed shots in return! But most importantly try to avoid the situation as a whole.
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Old September 30, 2012, 10:55 PM   #55
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Don't get shot. Shoot the other guy. Don't miss. Don't bring a knife.
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