APRIL - FOOL
or as the French say:
POISSON - d'APRIL
or April Fish
THE EFFECTIVE USE OF SIGHT SHOOTING IN CQB IS A MYTH.
That Sight Shooting can and is used in a real life threat close quarters self defense situations, is a nice and comforting thought or theory, but it's way short in the proof department.
There is little if any proof that Sight Shooting has been used effectively in Close Quarters gunfights.
Now that statement seems to be ridiculous at first glance, since Sight Shooting has been taught for 100+ years. As such, there should be hundreds or thousands of pics and videos of it being used in combat.
But that is not the case. They are rarer than hens' teeth.
Some say that they have used Sight Shooting, or that they know of others that have used Sight Shooting in armed encounters, and that they got hits.
I accept that, as I don't believe that it has never been used successfully.
The question is when and where, against whom and under what conditions? Was the shooter acting or reacting, what was the distance, who shot first, what was the hit rate, and etc..
The following is from a research article on the SureSight site that deals with the use of the sights in gunfights.
"It is an acknowledged fact that very few gunfight survivors ever remember seeing their sights at all during a life-threatening encounter. In other words, regardless of the amount of practice using the sights at the target range, the vast majority of shootout survivors are unable to see their sights when faced with life-threatening stress. One study found that when faced with stress, "93% of officers focused on the threat, not the weapon, and 88% of the officers resorted to binocular vision.'"
HARD EVIDENCE IN THE FORM OF PICS - VIDEOS - FILMS OF Sight Shooting BEING USED EFFECTIVELY IN REAL CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT:
For years and years, there has been an invitation on my web site www.pointshooting.com, to accept and post pics/videos of Sight Shooting being used effectively in real close quarters combat. The total posted since January 2000 = 0. (FYI: Site hits 2008-2014 were 1+ mill to 2+ mill per year.)
THIS IS A LINK TO PICS - VIDEOS - FILMS OF NON SIGHT SHOOTING METHODS BEING USED EFFECTIVELY IN REAL CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT.
This is a link to the pic of Ruby shooting Oswald using P&S.
REJECTED SUBMISSION OF LINKS TO EVIDENCE IN THE FORM OF PICS - VIDEOS - FILMS OF SHOOTING METHODS BEING USED EFFECTIVELY IN REAL CLOSE QUARTERS GUNFIGHTS:
The total = 0.
Sight Shooting Fails In Close Quarters Gunfights - Myth Or Fact?
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