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Old 10-02-2016, 06:01 AM   #1
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handgun "ready" position now used is

in invitation to lawsuits and prison. Pointing a gun at somebody, when you don''t actually have to fire, is aggravated assault, an 8 year felony in many states. With the older style low ready, the arms and the gun are angled down at about a 45 degree angle, not pointed at anyone (yet). Legally, such a ready position is merely 'brandishing a weapon", which is a misdemeanor.

The currently-used ready position is about .15 second faster to the react and hit sequence, but tactically, other than for mercenaries, it's a bad risk. Most people NEED that extra time (and more) to decide whether or not they REALLY have to shoot. People (who are scared) DO put their fingers inside the trigger guard, which is why the match trigger jobs and Glocks make for a bad combo in the real world. If they use an SA auto and keep the thumb safety engaged until they are raising the gun to fire, a lighter trigger is not as bad a risk for unintended shots.

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Old 10-02-2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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Yes, pointing guns at anyone or anything you don't intend to shoot is both dangerous and a blatant violation of basic firearms safety. People teaching it are boobs imo.
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Old 10-03-2016, 01:22 PM   #3
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if the range is inside 10 ft or so, and you're at the 45 degree ready, you can react and hit the chest in .45 second, by keeping elbows where they are and just flexing your wrists. but if you need to hit more than once, especially if need to hit more than one guy, take the extra .15 second and get both arms to eye-level
 
 
Old 10-03-2016, 03:22 PM   #4
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if the range is inside 10 ft or so, and you're at the 45 degree ready, you can react and hit the chest in .45 second, by keeping elbows where they are and just flexing your wrists. but if you need to hit more than once, especially if need to hit more than one guy, take the extra .15 second and get both arms to eye-level
Inside 10 feet? What are you shooting, an over and under .44 Deringer?
 
Old 10-03-2016, 04:31 PM   #5
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About max range for airsoft or nerf gun.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:37 AM   #6
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spoken like a typical plinker.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 10:01 AM   #7
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Melvin, you are the ultimate plinker, you should know.
 
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