Some data on effects of movement and cover

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Some data on effects of movement and cover

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Post by J.R.@A&M » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:23 am

Results of this experiment were generally expected (movement and cover reduce getting hit by gunfire), but they weren't expecting the difference to be so dramatic.

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Post by WTR » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:39 am

I read a FBI statistic a few years back that showed if you simply ran when confronted by an armed assailant, you had a 74% chance of not being hit.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:03 pm

That is an excellent article. Thanks for posting.

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Post by flechero » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:11 pm

That's good info to know and apply if, God forbid, you are ever in a gunfight.

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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Good article that reinforces the value of the training classes I have taken that includes shooting while moving.

Thanks for posting!

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Post by Paladin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Great article!

Paul Howe indicated that most ALL the US soldiers he saw get shot were "standing in the open". In a gunfight you need to be behind cover or moving.
in phase three, students started a step away from one of two fifty-five gallon steel drums.
A step or two from cover can be too far.

I would have liked to see "phase four" results of a test where well trained students were already behind cover. There are tricks to using cover properly.
It is also clear that when students used cover they fared even better than they did while moving. The hit rates would be far less than reported if several students didn’t break cover and retreat after running out of ammunition during the drill. Most of the hits occurred when this happened. Proper use of cover almost eliminated the chance of being hit.
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Re: Some data on effects of movement and cover

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Post by Paladin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:31 pm

THE MYTH OF COVER

TRAINING FOR THE REAL FIGHT

See Fairbairn/Sykes/COL Rex Applegate/Roger Phillips regarding point shooting.

I would also reference Tactical Advantage/Close Range Gunfighting/Advanced Close Range Gunfighting by Gabe Suarez
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