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This is a discussion on Sighted Shooting vs. Point Shooting within the CCW forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; It's pretty clear most folks believe both are appropriate and should be trained equally or if anything more rounds on point. I'd agree as it ...


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View Poll Results: Sight Shooting or Point Shooting. How Do You Train?
Sight Shooting Only for Self Defense 28 10.98%
Point Shooting Only for Self Defense 18 7.06%
I Believe In & Practice Both 209 81.96%
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 06:07 PM   #61
 
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It's pretty clear most folks believe both are appropriate and should be trained equally or if anything more rounds on point. I'd agree as it relates to SD and I also venture a guess that the vast majority of us fire a whole lot more rounds with sight than point. I know this is clearly true in my case. Indoor ranges (at least those I go to) don't allow drawing and very much frown on any cowboy-like behavior. Within that environment, I tend to play it all really straight and not test boundaries. I do get to a friend's farm where I can draw and simulate SD with a whole lot more realism. That's not nearly as frequent as in the indoor ranges. I'm trying to find an outdoor club nearby to get more practice in that environment. This thread has me thinking that punching holes in paper indoors is fun but it's not really preparing me for a SD situation. God willing, I'll never need or depend on that outdoor training.



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I find that practice on point aiming is quite easy and very cheap.

Alot of times,, after clearing and cleaning my sidearms, I just practice point aiming at knots on the wall and such. After a while, I find I can point aim about dead on a 1 or 2 inch knot at 10 or 12 feet no problem.

Makes live fire point shooting outside come pretty easy & accurate for me .
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In every situation where something bad happened instantly up close I reverted to point shooting. In every situation where I had distance and time to see what was coming I used aimed. I only practice aimed currently though. I really should practice point shooting periodically but I've never had a problem hitting what I wanted point shooting as that was up close.
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I would think it would be determined by the event, so best to practice both.
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I voted "both" just to see the results, with the qualification that I really don't practice SD regularly.

That said, I do believe that one needs to consider both approaches, at least to the extent that he is not so stuck on one approach that he fails to recognize the fact that specific situations might require one approach over the other. Personally, if I felt I had time to get even a snap sight picture I'd go that way. Only if I were in an almost hands-on situation would I just "point and pull".

Boils down to ya gotta do what'cha gotta do.

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If you want really cheap $$ point shooting practice get a CO2 BB/Pellet handgun or an Airsoft to practice with. Amazing how many semi-auto "look-a-like" and "feel-a-likes" there are out there. ...one of the perks of living out in the Boondocks.
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