In events that I was involved in, I do not recall seeing the sights. There was too much going on, and happening too fast. Acquisition of sights, must be done rapidly and instinctively. I also believe that training should include some stress and the shooter must learn to be calm, regardless of what is going on around him, and not being slow in movement.
I began this series of posts by recalling a Facebook post and comments about Rob Pincus and his Combat Focus Shooting method, and I want to return to it in wrapping this series up.
Recall that one commentator posted a sarcastic meme (is that redundant?) combining a picture of Clint Smith of Gunsite and Thunder Ranch fame pointing at the rear sights on a pistol with the text “See these? They are sights. You should use them.”
I was surprised, therefore, when I got to the Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference last month and found that Rob Pincus not only knows that guns have sights, but he advocates using them.
Indeed, I noted this in particular when I test fired a prototype Avidity Arms PD-10, which Pincus has been involved in developing. It had a bright Ameriglo front sight on it.
To be sure, Pincus has a particular…
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