Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How to shoot a "double tap"

"Double tap" means taking two quick shots, one just after another, at one target. In combat shooting this technique is used to provide a maximum certainty that your target is neutralised. It's very important when using the 9mm cal. which doesn't have as much stopping power as i.e. .45 ACP. In practical shooting double tap is used for realism and to maximize the probability of hitting the target. Because of great dynamics this technique requires a very good control over the recoil.

Controlling a recoil - video

As an addition to the article about recoil control here is an instructional video from Saul Kirsch. He is a shooting instructor at Double Alpha Academy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

IPSC Action Air in Poland

An interesting information from my local field. Since this year all AIPSC competitions in Poland are officialy held as IPSC Action Air events.  All shooters willing to be scored in the official IPSC Region Poland classification will have to possess an IPSC licence. All AIPSC events are now required to be 100% compatible with IPSC rules. Also all match officials are required to have an adequate licence. If anyone is interested here is the official document (in english) describing Action air rules: http://www.ipsc.org/pdf/RulesAir.pdf

That change will allow AIPSC shooters to take part in international and firearm IPSC competitions. It's a really big step for this sport in Poland.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Handgun recoil control

Unsufficient recoil control generates a wide range of problems. From poor shots consistency to weakening the grip and changing the gun's position in the hand. This results mainly in a poor performance at the shooting range, but in extreme cases it may cause danger to the shooter and everybody around.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Four applications for in-home IPSC training

To achieve and maintain a good performance one has to have a lot of frequent training. Fortunately, many exercises can be performed with dry-fire drills without leaving home. Unfortunately it's hard to set targets at an appropriate distance at home, not to mention preparing moving targets. The help comes from simple computer programs which simulate distance by displaying scaled down targets on a computer screen.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

IPSC Championships Australasia 2010

Videos from IPSC championships that took place in Malesia.

Professional AIPSC competitions - video

In the extension you can watch a relation from last year's shooting AIPSC competitions: PAPI Clarence Lai Cup. They were held in the Philippines and are an example that such an event can look very professional.