Any fight is a dynamic encounter. A gun fight at close distances could be the most dynamic of all.
It is extremely important to train the quality of movement behind the gun, which is your actual delivery system for the weapon, until proper movement is natural and second nature. Such practice builds not only obvious benefits to your performance by making your more efficient/effective in your movements, but also deliver some of the less obvious ones, like reducing injuries, making one aware of one’s limitations in movement/mobility aspect and find appropriate compromises to do things safely and with solid mechanics, as well as improving the longevity of the practitioner.
Speaking from a wealth of real-world hard-won experience, Navy SEAL veteran Rich Graham talks about a simple test he conducts during his tactical training courses to gauge movement proficiency of the group.
The video demos a few ways to engage and disengage the Supine position from Standing and back up, while both hands are on the weapon. Of course, these examples are subjective to such factors as tactical, environmental and individual considerations and may or may not be appropriate under different circumstances. Also, many other ways to do this are possible, some faster, some slower, some with one arm holding the weapon, again depending on the tactics, level of strength and mobility, injuries, terrain and other factors. Shown are just some example to illustrate a point.
Try it your way and figure out how you would do it. What are your strength? What are your current limitations? How can you do it efficiently and safely for yourself? Those are great questions to ask yourself before rather then after.
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