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Clint Smith and the Two Fairies.
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:35:59 PM »


Just like the angel and devil on the shoulder, with pistol craft there is the "shoot fast" fairy and the "shoot good" fairy.
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Clint Smith and the Two Fairies.
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
    Works for me.   :coffee    Actually, I don't ever recall hearing Clint Smith say anything that didn't make sense to me. 
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    « Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 01:32:41 PM »
    Makes sense to me.  Hits count more than misses and good hits count more than bad hits.
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    « Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 12:03:25 AM »
    Nah, just send a wall of bullets. Some of 'em are bound to hit something, right?
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 06:59:20 PM »
    Nah, just send a wall of bullets. Some of 'em are bound to hit something, right?

    Who knows?  Maybe all those bullets whizzing by will suck the oxygen out of the air and cause the bad guy to faint from anoxia.
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    « Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 07:04:10 PM »
    And if it's a .45, the shockwave from a miss will still explode their blood vessels.
    I'm not saying you should use an M1A for home defense, but I'm also not saying you shouldn't.

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    « Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 07:17:36 PM »
    And if it's a .45, the shockwave from a miss will still explode their blood vessels.

     :rotfl
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 11:33:01 PM »
    So, BA doesn't really stand for "Bad A&&" anymore - now its Ballistic Aneurysm ?    :hmm
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    « Reply #8 on: March 25, 2017, 02:32:04 PM »
    I think learning to perform the task on demand, under stress is more important than absolute accuracy or speed.

    A buzzer or some competition can add some artificial stress to the situation which seems important to me.

    There is always the firing line sniper shooting 1/2 inch groups all day, but add a buzzer or some competition to the mix and he does good to hit the backstop. You get the same thing with the BJJ gym assassins. They tap people all week in practice, but cannot fight out of a wet paper bag come competition time.

    It would seem to me adding some artificial stress to the situation while still expecting acceptable shooting is ideal. Competition and buzzers on a time crunch seems the easiest way to do so to me. 
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