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CR Williams

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Active shooter drill
« on: July 22, 2015, 05:56:32 AM »
Doing this one now to bridge between lack of one last month and coming month.

This one needs at least two people. (It could be run in a group with one person being the shooter.) One is the shooter the other is the responder.

Shooter gets multiple targets. They can be different kinds and types and sizes and placed at different ranges from the shooter. Responder in the basic version gets one target, in other versions can have more than one target. Shooter can have whatever weapon they want to work with--pistol, rifle, shotgun, more than one. Responder has carry weapon in basic, can have a bag gun or offset gun in carry system in other versions.

Shooter initiates on their own mark. They can work on accurate shooting for their part as long as they are not shooting slowly. You want a good rhythm out of the shooter at mid-fast to fast, but you want good hits before moving to the next target.

Responder in basic is facing target. They have to first look over and see the shooter firing. Only then can they draw and fire. Goal is the fastest possible CNS shot. COM is allowed as long as there is a CNS follow-up, but only good CNS shot (corresponding to spinal hit high chest to top of nose) ends the drill. Scoring this drill is least amount of shooter casualties.

Some (not all possible) variants:

Responder facing away from target at start.

Responder not on firing line at start. They have to look, see, get to firing line, shoot.

With bag gun, responder deploys and fires bag gun instead of other weapon.

With offset gun, responder goes to carry bag or case, gets it out, goes back to line, shoots.

More than one shooter.

More than one target for responder. (Responder is permitted after shooting the last target and stopping the shooter from firing to run forward, knock targets over, and apply anchor shots if desired.) Responder targets can be clustered or scattered at varying distance.

Target for responder at longer range than targets for shooter.

Shooter and responder moving through an area engaging target(s) as they find them (rough mimic of fluid situation, requires strict coordination, SAFETY PEOPLE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON THIS ONE [one each shooter and responder to be eyes on the other side]).

Responder uses 'battlefield pickup'.

With third person, responder mimics acquisition of battlefield pickup before shooting target. (Sometimes called a 'hostile takeover'.)

Put shirt over responder target so you don't see the hits as easy. Responder calls the stop when they think they've got it and then you see if they really do.

More people needed: Responder is jostled by 'panicky crowd' on the way to the firing line. NEED I REMIND YOU NOT TO DO THIS WITH REAL GUN IN HAND? 'Crowd' members want to bounce shooter around a bit but nothing that knocks them down. A blue gun in hand is allowable to give responder practice with protecting the weapon. Once they're on the line, no contact.

Responder target partially covered or obstructed or behind no-shoots.

Multiple responders.

There's others. If you come up with one, post it up here. Sooner or later I got to work up a book and maybe a commercial video of drills. Don't see why I shouldn't put in everything I can within reason.

Okay, that's it. Eyes and ears, please. Shooter ready? Responder ready? Very good.

« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 05:17:55 AM by CR Williams »
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