CoffeeNut wrote:Scott B. wrote:This is a good subject. The way we teach is it is, "Tap - Rack - Assess." Why? Let's say you're in a gun fight and while clearing your hypothetical malfunction the 'bad guy' -- so overwhelmed by your guns skills -- surrenders? But you follow up with "Bang" because that's the way you always practiced it?
Something to think about.
I'd hope that most people wouldn't run a malfunction drill and immediately open fire again without making the split-second determination to see if they still have a valid target in their sights. Adrenaline does really weird things to people though...
Out of curiosity how would you practice this on a range?
In instructor led practice, the instructor will call out 'threat' or not. Good teaching moment when somebody goes to bang out of habit. Practicing on your own, you make the call.
Back to the original question, what to practice for malfunctions - both? Correctly analyzing the failure is key, so take a look. For most, tap-rack will solve. If it's a double feed, work that problem.
You can set up and simulate them, but if you really want practice - go compete. It's bound to happen when you're having a great match.