Reply to "AAR - Heiho Consulting Two Day Tactical Carbine Course –Eastern WA - Pics up"

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Originally posted by Scimitar2:
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Originally posted by rykyard:
I've been thinking about this and in retrospect I'm fairly sure I would usually have the light off during these types of situations, especially if I had a partner to cover me. My stating that the instructor's recommended weapon orientation (flat and on directly towards the threat) while performing these operations doesn't necessarily mean that John was advocating the light being on (I just don't recall).


As far as this goes-

It is a pretty big "IF" on having a partner covering you for both your likely use of a carbine for self defense and mine while at work out here.

I have been thinking about this all day and thinking back to John discussing it.

I believe that he was advocating the light being on and keeping the weapon on the threat.

The big piece is that it provides you with the SA of what is going on with your target.

I have been working some dry fireing tonight on my reloads trying it with the weapon orintated on target and with the muzzle up and things brought back "into my workspace" like with an oversized pistol.

I am faster with the muzzle on the threat and with the low light component, I will be maintaining my SA of the situation with the light on.

I will need to validate it with some FOF, but at this time, that is the new TTP for reloads that I am going to be training myself on.

YMMV


Agreed, I think portions of my AAR conflict with each other, probably because I don't fully understand the concept or at least how to articulate it. What is important is that I endeavor to relate what I can to my frame of reference.

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Originally posted by rykyard:
In truth, the most likely time that I would ever employ my carbine would be a low light home defense scenario and keeping a light on the situation will be an absolute must. I'll be focusing on this in dry fire.
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