Real Analysis of Close-Quarters Gunfighting: 3 Tips To Stay Alive In A Criminal Ambush!

Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

It’s a harsh but very real fact of actual gunfights:

If you stand still while someone is shooting at you, you will get killed.

Some instructors call it “getting off the X.”

It is the practice of getting out of the way so you don’t get run over.

Are you actually training to hit somebody while on the move?

I talked to expert CQC instructor Chris Fry about this issue, and here is a summary of what he told me.

Close-Quarters Gunfighting: 3 Tips To Stay Alive In A Criminal Ambush!

Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Real Gunfight Analysis: CQC Gunfight Criminal Ambush Survival Tips for Concealed Carry
Chris Fry

When they picture real-life gunfights, a lot of shooters think they are going to be able to move as fast as they’re humanly capable of moving…

…and shoot accurately at a moving, hostile target the same time.

Everybody in the movies always hits what they shoot at, right?

Wrong.

In a real gunfight, the skills you learned shooting at static paper targets will NOT be enough.

So why is there so much of that type of shooting training out there?

It’s because we put too much stock in immediate feedback in the United States.

We like the idea that we can shoot at a paper target and see a bullet hole appear.

But that’s not realistic training for accurate shooting under threat!

Here are some things to consider:

1. The Drawstroke Is Critical

You probably think of actually shooting when you think about shooting in close quarters gun battles.

Would it surprise you to learn that just pulling your gun out of its holster is just as important as shooting it?

Getting your gun out of a concealed holster and into action is a critical skill.

You’ve got to be able to do it consistently…

…and you’ve got to train to do that while you’re in motion.

If you don’t, you’ll fumble the gun.

You’ll fail to get a good grip on it, fouling your shots, or you won’t able to acquire your sights, causing your return fire to go wide.

If you can’t draw, then shoot, and move while you’re doing these things, you will not survive a CQC gunfight.

Remember: Movement is survivability.

2. Lateral Movement Is Critical

You can’t afford to fight on railroad tracks, dumbly moving forward or back.

You’ve got to be able to move off the attacking line.

This means you’ve got to move laterally, or side to side.

It has been shown repeatedly that offset or lateral movement, just a little bit to the left or to the right while drawing, can cause an adversary to pause while trying to track you.

If you just back up, from his perspective, you’re still right where you were — just a little farther away.

If you move to the side, though, he’s got to reacquire you.

That split-second in which they try to relocate you buys you just enough time to clear your cover garment and get your own gun on target.

That fraction of a second could save your life.

3. Aimed Fire Or Point Shooting Depends On The Scenario

It takes time to use the sights and deliver aimed fire.

If you don’t have that time, you’ll have to point shoot.

Can you point shoot when it matters?

Can you also aim and fire at great distance to hit a target accurately… such as the face of a man holding a gun to your child’s head?

If you’re three feet from your target, do you really need to aim with your sights?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t; it depends on how much time you have to react.

If you’re fifty feet away and trying to pick out a target among non-combatants, however, that’s a DIFFERENT story.

It all depends on distance and just what the adversary is doing.

Take all these factors into consideration… and train accordingly.

If you can’t both point-shoot and take accurate aimed shots, your training is very much lacking.

Do You Train To Point Shoot, To Fire With The Sights, Or Both?

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MCS Podcast 117: Combat Folder Knife-Fighting

Combat Folder Knife Fighting Tips

Combat Folder Knife Fighting Tips

Do you carry a “combat folding knife” as part of your everyday carry gear (EDC)?

Most of our listeners do – whether it’s for simple tasks like opening up boxes… or for back-up self-protection.

But do you have the right knife to defend yourself?

And do you know how to USE that knife in real life-or-death combat?

Well this week, edged-weapons trainer, Chris Fry, will reveal what you need to know in order to choose… train with… and deploy a combat folder knife to save your life in a real attack!

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Here’s what you’ll discover in this episode…

  • Choosing the perfect “combat folder” knife!  This is a very personal decision – and what you carry depends on several factors we’ll discuss!
  • Tactical “covert carry” methods!  It’s not as simple as just slipping it into your pocket.  Discover your options… and how to adapt the knife to your personal lifestyle.
  • The absolute FASTEST way to get to your knife during an attack! Chris’s 4-step method you’ve never heard before!
  • Real-world knife-fighting tactics street thugs & criminals hope you NEVER find out!
  • How to safely train for combat folder knife-fighting to make sure your skills are “razor sharp” when you’re forced to survive!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because you own and carry a “folder” on you that you’re ready for combat (or even that you own the right one!).

Chris’s edged-weapon tips & tactics will give you the “street smarts” you need to carry with confidence!

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MCS Podcast #103: Tactical Speed Shooting With Chris Fry

Surgical Speed Shooting

Surgical Speed Shooting

One of the most areas to master in tactical firearms engagement is the balance between “speed” and “accuracy”.

Sure, if you’re in a fight for your life against an armed attacker, you can gain a critical advantage by being fast enough to get your shot off before your assailant does.

But in reality, the only thing that will truly stop your attacker from fighting back is a well-placed shot that hits your intended target.

So what IS the best way to train for both speed AND accuracy in a gunfight?

Well, listen to tactical firearms trainer, Chris Fry, explain a simple exercise you can do every day (it only takes a few minutes!) to greatly reduce your response time with getting an accurate round of the chamber if you’re ever forced to defend yourself with your gun.

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Here’s what you’ll find in this week’s episode…

  • Why “speed shooting” is about a whole helluva lot more than just pulling the trigger fast!
  • How “micro-sessions” can help you improve both speed and accuracy even BETTER than taking an expensive tactical course!
  • How you can steal Chris’s morning ritual to start your day as the “prepared sheepdog” your family is counting on!

Don’t make the mistake that so many other gun-owners make in preparing for a real gunfight…

Speed and accuracy go hand in hand, and mastering both could mean the difference between life and death in a real attack.

This week’s training advice will show you an easy way to get started and see instant improvement in your gunfighting skills.

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What Other Training Tips Do You Have For Shooting Fast And Accurate?

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