Shooting from a grounded position is an essential skill because you’re at your most vulnerable and might not have the opportunity to get back into a standing position.
immediately orient your body so you can get your outer garment out of the way
draw your holstered pistol and direct it at the threat
If possible, sit up for more stability
Several years ago, in order to maintain my state peace office training credentials, I attended a Defensive Tactics Instructor recertification course. The focus of the program was “ground fighting.” Over the years, I have received continual training in this subject, all of it based on getting up off the ground as quickly as possible. I remember my basic academy instructor screaming at us, “Get up off the ground! You can’t fight effectively from there!” and kicking us if we dwelled too long on the ground. Well, it was a different time, but the lesson was well learned, as I remember it like it was yesterday…
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Several years ago, in order to maintain my state peace office training credentials, I attended…
by Paul Scarlata / Jun 25, 2013