I can remember shooting my first handgun at the age of 13. I used to think that all there was to shooting was hitting the target. Especially the “X” ring, the only target to hit. Fast forward to when I joined the military and the quest of chasing the majic “300” score, never did. But because I never got a perfect score did that mean I was incapable of shooting the enemy? Enter Combat Focus Shooting… I felt as though I was freed from the Matrix with principles like “Combat Accuracy” and “The Balance of Speed and Precision”. Since I achieved one of the hardest certifications in the defensive shooting arena I know of, the Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Certification, I realized that I had been lied to. I don’t believe my instructors meant to lie to me, but I do believe that as a student I didn’t ask the right questions….
“Combat Accuracy is ANY shot that significantly affects
the targets ability to present a lethal threat.” – Rob Pincus (owner I.C.E. Training, Company.)
What is the first thing a person should learn when they handle their first firearm? Should it be target shooting, “instinctive shooting”, how to shoot IDPA or other competitions? I tell my clients and potential clients that it is really up to them what direction they wish to go, just know where you are going. Defensive shooting is a very different animal compared to the other shooting disciplines. One big difference is you are training to kill someone who presents a credible threat to your life or those you love.
The Introduction to Defensive Handgun course provides the following principles:
- Overview of Defensive Handgun Types
- Understanding the Context of Defensive Shooting
- Fundamentals of Intuitive Defensive Shooting
- The Balance of Speed & Precision
- Home Defense Scenarios
These are the core principles that are critical to developing a firm foundation in Defensive Shooting. I also believe these principles help the Defensive Shooter to spend their limited time and resources wisely.
I encourage you all to seek out quality Defensive Shooting and pass it on to those who you know make Self-Defense a priority
Be Safe and Train HARD!