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AIMED POINT SHOOTING OR P&S
This site has articles, papers, studies and stats on Point Shooting & Self Defense.
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 are the FBI papers on Handgun Wounding Factors and Effectiveness, and The 10mm Pistol. You will also find the marksmanship portions of the US Army's: Combat Training With Pistols M9 And M11, and The US Marine Corps Pistol Marksmanship Manual. My e-mail is ps (at) pointshooting.com.
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Marksmanship Fundamentals For FREE.
Precision Accuracy In .2 To .3 Seconds.
The Time Lapse Between Thinking - SHOOT! - And Shooting.
Rob Pincus Says That Point Shooting Is Really Not A High Level Shooting Skill.
Grab Gun - Point Finger - Pull Trigger.
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Sight Shooting Fails In Close Quarters Combat. -- Myth Or Fact?
Proof That Point Shooting Works In Combat.
P&S - A Cure For Low Left Shooting.
Move And Shoot Or Die.
Shooting Aerials With P&S Is "Easy".
A P&S Aiming Aid Provides For Fast, Automatic, Instinctive, And Accurate Aiming At Close Quarters.
Interview With A Chicago PD Veteran Of 14 Gunfights.
A Real Time Gunfight. Who Wins, Who Dies?
The 1911's Fatal Flaw - YouTube Video. Views are now over 530,000. Text Article.
How To Get A FREE Copy Of The Original M1911 Manual.
Why You Can't Use The Sights When Shooting
In A Real Close Quarters Life Threat Situation.
How To Get A Fast, Automatic And Correct Flash Sight Picture.
It's "Deja Vu" All Over Again.
A BRIEF ON AIMED POINT SHOOTING OR P&S
WHAT IS P&S?
AIMED Point Shooting or P&S is a simple, fast, and accurate method of shooting. It can be learned with little or no training, and maintained with minimal practice.
P&S is for use at Close Quarters where one's chance of being shot and/or killed is the greatest. If that's going to happen, there is an 80% chance that it will happen at less than 21 feet.
P&S can be used: in good light or bad, when there isn't time to use the siights or you can't see them clearly, when moving, and against moving targets, even aerials.
HOW TO P&S, OR POINT AND SHOOT.
You just grab your gun, place your index finger along its side, point at a target, and pull the trigger with your middle finger.
That's all there is to it. Point-n-pull. Point-n-pull.
Click here for the rest of the Brief on AIMED Point Shooting or P&S
Ever wonder why you should not
stand by tidal pools in flip-flops?
Click here for a short MP4 video.
Click here for the video in WMV.
LINKS TO ARTICLES.
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 to one, may not be repetitive to another.
Grab Gun - Point Finger - Pull Trigger.
AIMED Point Shooting or P&S - in brief.
A Digest of Walter J. Dorfner's paper on P&S.
An extended brief on AIMED Point Shooting or P&S.
How to get a fast, automatic and correct Flash Sight Picture,
plus a fast, automatic and correct Sight Picture.
Why you can't use the sights when shooting in self defense
in a close quarters life threat situation.
Recent gun test info with pics.
Video - Shooting ONE HANDED.
Note that the pointing and shooting are done as one action. That is, I point at the target and as soon as my senses say that I am where I am pointing, 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.
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.
P&S - A cure for low left shooting.
Two hands good, one hand better - Pt. 1
Two hands good, one hand better - Pt. 2
Video - EZ Point Shooting with a pistol. A how-to video.
Survival Point Shooting - YouTube video. Local version.
Survival Point Shooting - (text and pics).
Video - Shooting aerials with P&S is "easy".
Video - Using P&S while moving.
How to get COM hits automatically - while moving.
Video - Get Off The X.
Move and shoot or die.
How to add a "Test" P&S Aiming Aid to a gun.
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.
The P&S aiming aid is patented. A simple licensing arrangement is available to those who wish to produce and/or sell them as part of, or as an addition to hand held guns. Contact ps (at) pointshooting.com for more info. Also, see the next article.
A million dollar opportunity for you - and a life saver for others.
Nine Matches for use with P&S and a P&S Aiming Aid.
Afraid to try AIMED Point Shooting or P&S?
U.S. Patents acknowledge and employ P&S.
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.
The U.S. Army now backs the use of P&S - Who backs your method?
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.
Point Shooting and Officer survival.
Proof that Point Shooting works in combat.
Let's take a break for something extra good.
Bake & Broil Warrior Chicken:
Bake at 325 for 2 hours, turn once.
Then broil for 1/2 hour or so - turn as needed.
Add simple spices, salsa, or whatever.
An easy-to-make BB trap for airsoft guns.
Airsoft pistol morphs into a carbine and is used to test Quick Kill.
Easy-To-Make airsoft magazine "Gas-up" Station.
24 PAGES OF WW-I & WW-II WARPLANES + SHORT FLY-BY VIDEOS
4 A LARGER IMAGE, CLICK ON A PIC.
A video of 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.
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A critical problem with the use of Sight Shooting.
Sight Shooting = Snake Oil for the masses.
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 NYPD's SOP 9 study of 6,000+ Police combat cases.
The FBI'S 10mm pistol.
One-Shot Drops - Surviving The Myth - A link to the FBI's 2004 LEB article.
Two year Homeland Security FLETC research project shows its shooting training is a bust.
NYPD accepts the reality that sight shooting is not used in CQB.
Rare birds in New York - Officers rarely shoot in confrontations.
Unsafe at any distance - The failure of Police firearms training.
(A Rand Corporation Study.)
Charging the bullet: a scientific evaluation of Police training tactics.
New joint study by the Force Science Research Institute & Canada/UK
supports the use of Point Shooting.
Some encouraging news about police CQB training.
What do trainers who teach sight shooting or "Front Sight Press"
base their teaching on: hearsay, opinion, or just what?
Force Science Research Center re-affirms
that some firearm instructors "just don't get it."
An open letter to police trainers and firearm instructors - Part 1.
An open letter to police trainers and firearm instructors - Part 2.
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 call for action.
The California Newhall incident of 4/5/70.
In less than five minutes, two heavily armed and well-prepared criminals shot and killed four California Highway Patrol Officers.
The FBI's official files on the shootout in Miami of 4/11/86.
SAs Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry Dove were killed. SAs Edmundo Mireles, Jr., John F. Hanlon, Jr., SSA Gordon G. McNeill, and SAs Gilbert M. Orrantia and Richard A. Manauzzi were wounded. The subjects - Matix and Platt - were killed by fire of SAs.
The Lakewood AAR in PDF form. officers.
Shooting distance and survival.
Staying alive on the job - a survival guide for Peace Officers.
Has your Police training set you up to be killed?
(ILETTA use-of-force panel favors Sight Shooting.)
How 2 shoot 2 kill more effectively.
Flying saucers, Sight Shooting, and self defense.
Force Science tests show that even inexperienced shooters
are fast and deadly using Point Shooting.
Competition shooting and combat shooting are not like two peas in a pod.
Some gunfight stats and facts - FYI.
Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide?
Limiting the use of guns for massacring people - and in particular kids.
NYPD and LAPD shooting effectiveness and the never ending argument on point shooting Vs. sight shooting.
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - YouTube video.
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - local video.
A fatal flaw of the 1911 - text article.
How to get a FREE copy of the original M1911 manual.
The 1911's grip angle = misses in CQB.
Click here for the You-Tube video.
Click here for the video on this site.
Is the Front Sight Press technique practical, or is it Front Sight Folly?
Why shooters often shoot low and to the left.
P&S - a cure for low left shooting.
Muzzle movement and accuracy.
Why learn Sight Shooting first?
Is your shooting method obsolete? Will it get you killed?
A question about using P&S with revolvers and when moving.
It's "Deja Vu" all over again.
You better march in lock-step with the traditional dogma or else!
Gioedana Bruno didn't, so he was burned at the stake.
Why most trainers march in step with the past.
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.
Five no nonsense articles by Mike Rayburn:
Point Shooting vs. Aimed Shooting - Liability Issues With Point Shooting - The Trigger Control Fallacy
Click here for the hard hitting article: "Point shooting: Instinctive response to deadly threats."
The #1 rule of a gunfight? There are no rules.
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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.
Why C.A.R. ? - By: Paul Castle, the originator of the system.
More support for the C.A.R. system.
Short video of C.A.R. in action.
Point Shooting as taught by Fairbairn, Sykes and Applegate
+ a link to a how-to-do You-Tube video.
How to shoot more effectively in CQB situations.
Target-Focused Shooting used by the CHP.
Lou Chiodo's interview on Threat Focused Shooting and FOF.
Jim Cirillo and CQB shooting methods.
A WW II US Army Point Shooting film clip (with a pistol using tracer ammo)
+ pics of the tracer-tracks which show target hits.
The US Army's: Combat Training With Pistols M9 And M11 - FM 3-23.35 -
Chapter 1. Sections 1. thru 4. (Description and Components - Maintenance -
Operation and Function - Performance Problems), and
Chapter 2. Section 1. (Basic Pistol Marksmanship).
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).
Snap Shooting in Close Combat. (12/1944)
The Chinese Army, P&S, and the Mauser C96.
Rifle Quick Kill - TT 23-71-1 - The US Army's fast,
unaimed, and accurate rifle shooting method.
A historical document on the US Army's Rifle Quick Kill.
SOME MISC. ITEMS
Part 1 of the Seattle PD special report on the M26 Taser.
Part 2 of the Seattle PD special report on the M25 Taser.
A digest of the Seattle PD Special Report on the M26 Taser.
THE OFFICER'S GUIDE TO POLICE PISTOLCRAFT
A report on Michael E. Conti's new book.
A book report on Michael E. Conti's book: Police Pistolcraft.
A few bullet by bullet descriptions of gunfights.
A write up of a "real time" house-check just across the street.
Are you a sitting duck for a lawsuit?
A discussion of a design defect in current handguns and torts.
Point Shooting VS Sight Shooting debates.
Feedback and comments on P&S.
More comments on P&S.
Unfounded criticism of P&S.
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These pics are from the early 1950's.
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