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AIMED POINT SHOOTING OR P&S
A BETTER WAY OF DEFENSIVE SHOOTING.
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You will find information on P&S (AIMED Point Shooting), CAR (Center Axis Relock), FAS (Fairbairn, Applegate, Sykes), QK (Quick Kill), our Fight or Flight response, and articles on other self defense subjects. Included is the FBI paper on Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness. You will also find the marksmanship portion of the US Marine Corps Pistol Marksmanship Manual. My e-mail is ps (at) pointshooting.com.
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(P&S, or AIMED POINT SHOOTING IN A NUTSHELL.)
GRAB GUN - POINT FINGER - PULL TRIGGER.
GRAB gun with index finger along the side.
POINT your index finger at the target, and
PULL the trigger with your middle finger.
P&S can be learned with little or no training, and maintained with minimal practice. And it can be used in good light or bad, when moving, against moving targets, and even against small fast moving aerials. With P&S, you also get automatic and correct sight alignment, and automatic and correct sight placement.
WHY USE IT?
Because, if you are going to be shot or killed, there is an 80% chance that it will happen at less than 20 feet. So it makes sense to know how to aim and shoot: simply, fast, and accurately at close quarters.
P&S fills that bill. Click here for the rest of this article
* * * NEW ARTICLES * * *
CAR CAMS -- A Key to reducing police shooting casualties.
A Gun Is Not A Magic Wand That Will Keep You Safe.
United States Army Special Forces Operators Don't Use The Sights In Combat.
Aim Each Shot By Pointing, And Use The Middle Finger To Shoot. Nutty Idea Or What?
To Wannabe And Newbie Handgun Owners."
Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event."
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Flying Saucers, Sight Shooting, And Self Defense.
Is the Front Sight Press Technique Practical, Or Is It Front Sight Folly?
Sight Reliant Shooting Is Not Used in Close Quarters Gunfights. Myth Or Fact?
Hitting Moving Targets With P&S.
Getting COM Hits Naturally And Automatically When Moving.
*** 2 SELECTED ITEMS ***
Shooting Aerials With P&S Is "Easy".
Is Getting A Correct Flash Sight Picture Doable?
Standing by tidal pools in
flip-flops may be dangerous.
Click here for eel video.
For those interested in the world of competition shooting, here is a link to a web site/blog run by John Buol who is an advocate of competition shooting as the basis for advanced shooting methods. In the military, he was a full-time small arms instructor whose primary duty focused on combat matches hosted by NATO. He managed wins at the All Army matches (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013), and at AFSAM (Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting.)
His blog/site: funshoot.com is a key for obtaining information on shooting and competition courses of fire for both military and civilian shooters. Click here to go there.
My main focus is on aiming and shooting fast and accurately at close quarters, as that could be critical to your survival in a real life and death close quarters armed encounter.
THE FULL INDEX TO P&S ARTICLES AND OTHER ITEMS BEGINS HERE.
Note: You will find that some of the articles contain the same basic info about P&S. An attempt has been made to keep that to a minimum. But, visitors do not have to read the site pages in order. They can selectively access a page via a search engine, or by clicking on a link of their choice. So what may be repetitive information to one, may not be repetitive to another.
Grab Gun - Point Finger - Pull Trigger.
GET AUTOMATIC AND CORRECT SIGHT ALIGNMENT,
AND AN AUTOMATIC AND CORRECT SIGHT PICTURE
AIMED Point Shooting or P&S - in brief.
A Digest of Walter J. Dorfner's paper on P&S.
This is a digest of a Walter J. Dorfner's paper on AIMED Point Shooting. The paper was written when he was Vice Chair of the Use of Force Committee of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, VT. He also was the lead firearms instructor for the VSP. I made the digest, and Walter approved of it as written. Walter died in 2001.
Recent gun test info with pics.
Video - Shooting ONE HANDED.
Note that the pointing and shooting are done as one action. That is, when I point at my target, as soon as I sense that I'm on it, I pull the trigger. Here's what the US Army says about that in its Combat Pistol Manual of 2003: "When a soldier points, he instinctively points at the feature on the object on which his eyes are focused. An impulse from the brain causes the arm and hand to stop when the finger reaches the proper position."
Video - Shooting TWO HANDED.
Getting COM hits naturally and automatically when moving.
Hitting moving targets with P&S.
Shooting aerials with P&S is "easy".
Video - Get off the X.
Move and shoot or die.
Video - EZ Point Shooting with a pistol. A how-to video.
Survival Point Shooting - (video).
Survival Point Shooting - (text and pics).
Aim each shot by pointing, and use the middle finger to shoot. nutty idea or what?
Using the middle finger to pull the trigger.
The P&S grip is a very strong grip.
The P&S grip and method = less recoil and better accuracy.
On Pistol Shooting - three pages from an 1835 book.
A P&S Aiming Aid provides for fast, automatic, instinctive, and accurate aiming at close quarters.
You are welcome to add a P&S Aiming Aid to your personal gun/s at your own risk and expense. And ditto for Police Agencies who wish to add them to Agency guns. A P&S aiming aid makes correct index finger placement along the side of the gun automatic and mechanical, and keeps the index finger away from the slide.
How to add a "Test" P&S Aiming Aid to a gun.
Nine Matches for use with P&S and a P&S Aiming Aid.
U.S. Patents acknowledge and employ P&S.
For the past 22 years, Police Officers have been shot and killed at the rate of one every seven days, and thousands are wounded each year. And the FBI, Agencies, trainers, and gun makers don't seem to care. Most still train Police Officers to use Sight Shooting, even though it is not used in most all Close Quarters life threat situations where there is the greatest chance of Officers being shot and/or killed.
A case for investigating and incorporating Point Shooting into PO firearms training programs.
Comments by John Buol of the Firearm User Network on: A case for investigating and incorporating point shooting into PO firearms training programs.
United States Army Special Forces operators don't use the sights in combat.
NO SIGHTS USED in 30 years of firearms training.
Is getting a correct flash sight picture doable?
How you will shoot in a real CQB situation.
The use of sights in a gunfight? Should you if you can?
Sight reliant shooting is not used close quarters gunfights. Myth or fact?
Why Sight Shooting fails.
Shooting Distance And Survival.
The time lapse between thinking - SHOOT! - and shooting.
Validating needed for the Force Science supposition about Point Shooting
The RAND Corp. study of NYPD handgun training.
Are Agencies cooking the books?
The NYPD's gauge for measuring combat shooting success.
Charging the bullet: a scientific evaluation of Police training tactics.
ILEETA Use-Of-Force Panel Favors Sight Shooting.
How 2 shoot 2 kill more effectively.
Flying saucers, Sight Shooting, and self defense.
Force Science Research Center re-affirms
that some firearm instructors "just don't get it."
NRA supports the use of Point Shooting for self defense.
1835 book says to use P&S in duels and for self defense.
French Officer mortally wounds German Officer using P&S in 1870.
The use of P&S mentioned or described in books dated:
1804, 1810, 1816, 1829, 1835, 1870, 1885, 1898, 1900, 1903, 1912,
1915, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1941.
Why doesn't the US Army just connect the DOTS?
A real time gunfight. Who wins, who dies?
Interview with a Chicago PD veteran of 14 gunfights.
An E-mail note from an officer + a link to a video of him in a shootout.
Proof that Point Shooting works in combat.
An easy-to-make BB trap for airsoft guns.
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A Super Guppy on a low fly-by at Paine Field WA.
Here's one of a Boeing 747 freighter taking off.
And one of a Boeing "Dreamlifter" landing.
Pics & videos of Sight Shooting being used effectively in CQ gunfights.
I had to make a FOIA request to the FBI to obtain the following document. My initial request was denied, so I had to appeal that, and so on and so forth. I jumped through those hoops, as I believe that the info in it is of value to the millions of law abiding folks who have a handgun for self defense. It also may help some realize that a gun is not a magical wand that will ward off evil and assure their safety and security.
Part 1 of the FBI paper on handgun wounding factors and effectiveness.
Part 2 of the FBI paper on handgun wounding factors and effectiveness.
The FBI's 10mm Pistol
The NYPD's SOP 9 study of 6,000+ Police combat cases.
The Lakewood AAR in PDF form.
Is the Front Sight Press technique practical, or is it Front Sight Folly?
You better march in lock-step with the traditional dogma or else!
Gioedana Bruno didn't, so he was burned at the stake.
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - YouTube video. (580,000+ views)
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - updated local video.
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - text article.
The 1911's grip angle = misses in CQB. (text article)
Click here for You-Tube video.
Click here for the video on this site.
Why shooters often shoot low and to the left.
Sight alignment and accuracy.
Why learn Sight Shooting first?
A problem with Glock grips + a solution.
Here is a pic of a gun that comes without sights...
Click here for the reasons why, as provided by the gun maker.
OTHER POINT SHOOTING METHODS
Pistol Quick Kill (QK).
Why Quick Kill or QK ??
Which is fastest: P&S, or QK, or FSP...
The C.A.R. system of gun fighting.
Point Shooting as taught by Fairbairn, Sykes and Applegate
+ a link to a how-to-do You-Tube video.
Rifle Quick Kill - The US Army's fast, unaimed, and accurate rifle shooting method - TT 23-71-1.
Target-Focused Shooting used by the CHP.
Lou Chiodo's interview on Threat Focused Shooting and FOF.
Jim Cirillo and CQB shooting methods.
The US Marine Corps Pistol Marksmanship Manual (11/2003) -
Chapter 1. (The M9 Service Pistol), Chapter 2. (Weapons Handling), and
Chapter 3. (Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship).
SOME MISC. ITEMS
The Officer's Guide To Police Pistolcraft by Michael E. Conti.
A report on Michael E. Conti's book.
A few bullet by bullet descriptions of gunfights.
Are you a sitting duck for a lawsuit?
To wannabe and newbie handgun owners."
Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event."
Does your agency training lead directly to officer deaths?
Comments by John Tate on article: does your agency training lead directly to officer deaths?
Stupid training statements and comments.
A discussion of a design defect in current handguns and torts.
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