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.