Prone is the most accurate position from which a shooter can fire—but it presents its challenges, particularly with the handgun. In the video above, renowned firearms instructor Dave Spaulding addresses some of the underlying issues, including leg and chest positioning, oxygen debt and more.

About Dave Spaulding

Dave Spaulding was awarded the 2010 Law Officer Trainer of the Year at the International Law Enforcement Trainers and Educators Association’s Conference in Chicago. He is a 30+ year Law Enforcement & Federal Security Contractor veteran. Dave was a founding member of his Agency’s SWAT Team which performed hundreds of forced entries, and he spent 12 years as its training officer. Dave spent five years as a full time use of force instructor, and another five years as the commander of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force working major narcotics cases from Seattle to Miami. Dave is a graduate of most of the major shooting schools including Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, Smith & Wesson Academy, SIG-Arms Academy, Heckler & Koch International Training Division, Lethal Force Institute, Beretta Training Division, CQB Services, Ltd. and Defense Training International.

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