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Are you shooting the wrong target?

Thread in 'Tactics & Training' started by sheep dog, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. palmettomoon

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    Where can I git one of them Pawpaw targets?
     
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  2. deller

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    An old PawPaw will kill you quicker than a younger man. We are too young to die and too old to fight!
     
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    Let me know when your in the Canton area and I'll see if I have a spare I can give you.
     
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    I train on the smaller silhouettes. If you get good on these from different distances, you should be real good on the full-size ones. I don`t like the PawPaw target. Feel like I`m shootin` my kid.
     
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  5. GAgunLAWbooklet

    GAgunLAWbooklet The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter Banned Until:
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    There's nothing wrong with training to shoot "center of mass."
    If the bad guy's torso is fully exposed to you, aiming for the center of his trunk, halfway between his balls and his throat, isn't a bad plan. When you're under stress and in a hurry, it's more likely to result in a hit (somewhere on his body) that way. Aiming high on the chest is great IF your rounds hit there, but if you're high right or high left you can miss over the bad guy's shoulder.

    If we could all be confident of our bullet placement, we'd all be training for head shots most of the time. They are by far the most reliable way to drop a bad guy in his tracks. And head shots aren't difficult on the PRACTICE RANGE, with no stress, if you have a decent gun, medium to full sized.
    IN REAL LIFE GUNFIGHTS, it's different. Head shots are way more difficult to make than center-mass body shots.
     
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    This is what nearly all law enforcement pistol targets looked like from the 1930-1980s:
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    This is what we've used in Georgia since the 1990s, I think.


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    Both of them have the officers shooting more or less center of mass,
    when the "mass" is limited to the torso of the body from the belt to the throat.
    Although the newer POST QT qualification target does have its perfect
    aiming point a few inches higher than the old B27 target.
     
  7. DinkyDau

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    The lower green Ga target is what I used for my officers for 15yrs. The Center large torso is the same size at 25 yrs as the small ones are at 3 perception wise..It is down to 30 rounds of which only 4 are shot center mass at the 25 yrd line. This is how they have to qualify every year with a score at 80 or above.
     
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    So why is this guy down range when someone else is shooting?
     
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    I would love some of these targets?
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