Standing Your Ground: Shooting Stance


It is the middle of the night in some God-forsaken country, and you can smell the stench of the local populace as you make entry into the enemy’s lair.

As you cross the threshold into the first room, he is there, caught slightly off guard by the flash-bang device that has just detonated. You know what you must do. You quickly twist your body in such a way that your hard armor is square to the threat. Now you must wait to see if he will hit you in the plate. You have trained for years to be square to the target in order to present a better target for the threat…

Does this make sense? Absolutely not. Why would we train to be shot instead of train to move as quickly as possible, mount our carbine, bring sights on target, deactivate the rifle’s safety and eliminate the threat?

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