I’ve long maintained that point shooting instructors are basically a never ending fountain of tactical derp, and Robin Brown aka Brownie on various gun forums is no exception. Now, before we get to the clownshow, one point I’d like to make is that I don’t have an issue with point or index shooting as a skill set. I use in matches when I don’t need a refined sight picture, but I also don’t ever practice point shooting. The simple fact is that if you can shoot well with the sights, you can point shoot well. Now on to the good stuff:
It’s a good thing he’s wearing a helmet, because his bus will be here to pick him up soon. Now, to address the technique itself, it’s pretty stupid. If you’re being attacked from behind by a known badguy, at the maybe 3 yards he’s standing from that target you don’t actually have the time to leisurely draw you gun and shoot under your armpit like your Mr. Smith drilling Irish mobsters.
Let’s keep it real – in the time it takes him it draw his gun, anyone but an infirm old lady would have closed that distance and would be playing chopsticks on his skull with a pipe wrench.
“But Caleb, what if you’re in a corner and can’t run?” Well then how about you turn the **** around while drawing your gun and then shoot the guy? I can do a concealed turn and draw with an A-zone hit in around 1.25 seconds, and I have the benefit of not being contorted over presenting my corn hole to a mugger.
I get why point shooting was popular in the 1940s, they didn’t have pistol sights to speak of. But it’s 2013, we have good sights, sweet lasers, and techniques have evolved. It’s time for these point-shooting clowns to hang it up.
For more hilarious tactiderp, check out his awesome “Quick” Kill video. Please note, there really isn’t anything quick about it.