Armed Survival Combat Training

Armed Survival Combat Training

Postby wesurvive » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:13 am

I think many will find this useful in that it offers some tips in ready preparedness in dealing with certain situations.

Rule of Thumb: Combat is always unpredictable, the outcome is who is the best shooter and who is the fastest. Seldom there is that magic bullet that hits the target without aiming.

Armed Survival Combat Training from basic to advanced.
Intended for beginners who cannot attend any Gun training classes or lives outside the USA.

Mental Preparedness:
Most will agree they will find it hard to take another person's life. I agree, what a horrible thing to live through as it will have to be something you live with the rest of your life. If you had to really take someone's life in a life or death situation just to survive, you have to be mentally prepared for it and accept the outcome or just die holding your passive beliefs. To die is not any part of survival, that is not an option if you are looking to have a future on this world.
So run it through your mind and really think about it, would you be able to take another persons life if you really had to in self defense or to save a relative in danger?
If not, then you better learn to be an excellent shot so you can disable the person instead of killing them. Even shooting at the legs can kill the person if you hit them in a vital artery. They will bleed to death in seconds. Or if you get to be really good, you may be able to shoot the weapon out of the enemies hands or disable them without killing them. The whole concept is to accept the situation as it is that you are fighting for survival and for your life.
What the aftermath will look like, what body parts come off, what blood is seen is just something nobody gets used to, but it will happen as a result of war and small battles. It is not something anyone wishes to see, but you have to mentally prepare to see it as it will not only be the enemy looking like that, but perhaps even the man next to you or you get shot and you have to keep your head on straight no matter how bloody the scene gets.

Weapon training:
How to handle your weapon, safety first always, look at your target and what is behind that target, speed, reloading, gun jams, carrying, running and walking safely with your weapon, etc. are all important things to work on.

So what do you work on first?
Read the instructions that came with your weapon if there is any. Download them if you need to.

Even make sure you buy the proper ammo for that gun you own. Ask the person you bought the gun from or look in the instruction manual for references on which bullet types to use and how much grains (powder) they should have.

Practice taking it apart and putting it back together again. Know where the safety is and push it so it is on (locked) so you cannot pull the trigger. Get a good feel of the weapon holding it in your hands and keep an eye on where it is pointed. Then practice loading and unloading your weapon, but keep the safety on at all times. (Do this in a safe place away from others if you are doing this the first time). The only time you take the safety off is when you are going to shoot. The safety should be on at all times, even when the gun is not loaded.
Keep an eye on the end of the barrel at all times or know which direction it is pointing at all times. That is the tip of the sword and the most dangerous part, it is what comes out that end that kills.

Rule of Thumb: Never point the gun at anyone or any living thing unless you intend to shoot.

Now that you got some knowledge of the weapon, practice using it when it is empty. To check to see if the chamber is empty, clear the chamber several times. Then make sure the safety is on once again. Double checking each time you practice is good practice for safety.
This practice entails (pistols) pulling the pistol out of a holster and pointing it in the direction you want to point it at, usually a target, just don't practice blindly. Pick an object and draw your pistol and quickly point at it. (Again, make sure you are not pointing at anyone else, they are not targets.) =)

For Rifles practice pulling the weapon up from the relaxed carrying position (barrel pointing towards the ground) and bring it up to aim at a target. Or from a shoulder sling you can practice sliding it over and bringing the rifle up to point at your target. This gives your body the training it needs to recognize the process of grabbing the weapon and brining it up to shoot so you won't be fumbling around trying to get ready when you need to be ready.

Running and walking with your weapon.
Again, make sure it is unloaded. Safety on. Then get away from everyone else and practice running with your weapon. Run and then walk, walk then run and try to keep your weapon under control at all times pointed away from you and others at all times. Run then drop to one knee and point your weapon at a target (tree or rock). This should be your quick response action if you were in a situation that required you to do the same.

If you trip always point the weapon away from you and try to keep it pointed away from everyone else. Want to test yourself? Practice tripping with your rifle or pistol and you can do this safely with fake guns. A water pistol is perfect to practice with during this exercise, even a broomstick is good to act as a rifle. This way you won't ruin a good weapon if you drop it and it ends up in the mud or sliding down rocks. Now, when you fall your weapon should still be in your hand and you had full control over where it went. You ended up using your legs and knees, side of your butt or stomach to take the fall. When you practice you can do this on a soft surface first, like a thick grassy area so you won't bruise yourself up. This trains your body to handle those types of situations. Your mind will focus both on the gun pointing in a safe direction and will have trained itself to take the fall with parts of the body that will least get hurt. The minute you land on a rock with your knee, you will remember that and instead land on your side of your butt instead. You can also practice falling and rolling. This absorbs the fall much easier. When you fall, you start to roll in the direction of the way you are falling using the sides of your butt and tucking in your weapon that is pointed away from you. After a few times you get the hang of it.

First, always have the safety on. Practice with a toy gun of raising the weapon and pushing the safety off before you shoot. Then practice with your weapon EMPTY the same thing. Double check your weapon always before practice. Make sure there are no bullets in the chamber, clear it several times and put the safety on.

Practice raising the weapon and sliding the safety off. This puts you into the position of firing at your target once you have it in your sight. After you fire the weapon and you hit the target, put the safety back on again. This process should be in all practice and in real life circumstances. Safety first. Remember this every time you handle the weapon. Another reason why they call the safety switch a safety. If it is on, the weapon will not fire.

Going to a rifle or pistol range is good to do. Also, If you have lots of open land area you can shoot in, then that is ok too. Just make sure kids are not playing around in the trees when you go out blasting targets and they may be behind it or near by. Walk the area over first to make sure nobody is back there. No houses either. If you can find a dirt (not rock) hillside to practice shooting against that has a nice setup for targets, do so. Do not set up targets in rocky areas, the rocks will reflect the bullets back at you. You will know if the bullets are flying past you with the very distinctive loud ZING sound as it goes by. Flat lands tend to be more dangerous as the bullet will keep going for miles if you miss the target you are practicing with.
Safety first.

If you are using a weapon that uses expensive ammo, first stick to something smaller to practice shooting with. You will still want to practice with your weapon, but getting the hang of shooting guns can be done with using .22 calibers, either rifle or pistols. They are a lot cheaper to shoot and you can practice quite a lot with a .22 caliber before using your other expensive weapon. If you only have a .22 caliber, then that is good too.

Stances to shoot from:
Practice shooting from standing up, kneeling down and laying down. You will see you can shoot a lot straighter laying down. Kneeling down is also a solid way to shoot as well. Standing up is not as easy since there is more shaking happening while shooting standing up. Now, kneeling down is much better and laying down is even better to shoot from since it make you less of a target from the enemy. (Who ever the enemy is in the future you end up fighting.)
Kneeling down and laying down also offer you a more solid shooting position. You will hit your target more times kneeling or laying down. Now, yes over time after lots of shooting and practice you may get as good while standing up and shooting at a target as you would laying down. However, that takes lots of practice unless you are just quick in that area of learning.

Moving targets:
The best way to practice shooting at moving targets is skeet shooting, which requires a shotgun. However, what this does is train the body and brain, hand and eye coordination to all work together with the shotgun to shoot the moving target out of the sky. Probably one of the best ways to practice shooting a moving target. After a few boxes of shells you get the hang of it and most will hit their moving targets fairly easily. The more you practice the better you get and there are even competitions for this shooting sport. If you can get the chance to go skeet shooting, do it. It will help train your mind and body shooting at moving targets.

Firing from behind objects:
Again, do this in a place you are away from everyone and you checked the area first so you won't shoot someone's leg off. Pick a large rock or tree stump, even a large standing tree to hide behind and have your target set up that you will shoot at. Standing, laying or kneeling behind the object you will then turn, point and shoot at the target making sure you do not pull the trigger until you have aimed directly at the target. If you do this, it will train your body and mind for those situations. After you practice it slowly, you can see how fast you can shoot from behind the object and hit the target. Now, remember anything can happen. A deer runs in front of the target the minute you raise up from behind the object and get ready to shoot, just be quick to take your finger off the trigger and raise up your weapon so you don't shoot the deer. This trains you in the situations more soldiers deal with in Iraq as civilians are running in between the soldiers and their target. So if you practice just being ready to hold fire when raising up from behind an object, this will perhaps save a life that ran in between you and your target in the future. Never blindly shoot. It saves lives.

Idea is: Raise up, slide safety off as you raise your weapon towards the target, shoot, slide safety back on and hide again. Unless you are going to unload your weapon into the target first, then put the safety back on and then hide again. But you don't want to waste ammo. One shot, one hit. Or as the military says, One shot, one kill.

So now after a few tries you can practice raising up from behind the object, peeking around the side of the object and if possible shooting from under the object (a fallen tree) and then after you shoot go back into your hiding position out of site of the target once again. You can even get fancy and roll out from behind the object and then raise the weapon at the target and shoot. (Roll with the weapon pointed away from you with the safety on.) Do this only after you have practiced your rolls with a fake weapon many times over.

That should help you get a long ways in your practice and you will find other useful methods of unjamming your weapon to many other ideas on this blog site as well.

Now if you cannot own a gun, you may be able to own a crossbow which is just as deadly in a trained persons hands. Even bows and arrows, these alone have killed billions over the past eon in wars. Learn to use all of them if need be.

Good Luck, God Bless and Never Give up and surely never surrender.
You Must Survive. So prepare for it.
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