It all came together… for once.
Didya ever notice how it’s not hard to nail a reload, not hard to nail the draw, not hard to fire 6 fast accurate shots, but all together with 6 more accurate shots?
Yeah, not that easy.
Which puts the foolish bleating from self-appointed tactical experts about why a drill like this isn’t useful into perspective.
Yes, the skills involved are elementary. Yes, the targets and scenario are known in advance. It should be easy. Overcoming the various gremlins involved make it a challenge.
Consistently performing this drill under 10 seconds with all centered hits indicates sufficient skill to shoot at the “speed of life.” The performance above is twice that fast.
Consider one of the major problems indicated by various Force Science Institute studies is internal attentional focus occurring when less skilled shooters remain fixated on the equipment and/or in performing fundamental skills, leaving them less able to pay attention and react to the external environment. Such novices, “[H]aven’t had enough practice to move past this concern about the manipulation of their weapon to an external attentional focus, where their visual and cognitive concentration is on their target and their situation. That state can be reached only when weapon management and the motor movements of shooting are so ingrained that they’re automatic, freeing an officer’s mental resources for observation, cognitive processing, and immediate decision-making.” Read more:
An ability to shoot twice as fast as may be necessary certainly allows an external attentional focus, where visual and cognitive concentration can be on the target and situation. That state can be reached only when weapon management and the motor movements of shooting are so ingrained that they’re automatic, freeing the person’s mental resources for observation, cognitive processing, and immediate decision-making.
Unskilled people pretending to offer tactical instruction will continue to lie and invent excuses to try to convince you that developing higher level fundamental capabilities isn’t useful. They do this due to their own ignorance and inability to train you to perform better, largely because they haven’t been able to do so personally. Ignore such fools and seek out people that can do so and are capable of teaching you as well.
Especially if they can perform like this with a sub-compact from concealment:
Or like this with their actual, EDC equipment:
I strongly suspect all the shooters featured here are capable of external attentional focus…