Most gunfights happen at very close range. When fighting in close, it often pays to step toward your attacker. Yes, it may seem odd, but think about it. In an Extreme Close Quarters (ECQ) fight, you will likely be using your off hand to defend from an attack. But you also have to make sure you don’t shoot yourself as you try to fend off your attack, get your gun into the action and make good hits.

We used Laser Ammo for this drill because it is really about your movement and the positioning of your off hand. Get that hand up behind your head and use the elbow to defend. Then, step in. That blow is coming to where you are standing. If you move closer, you take away some of the power of the strike. Step in and win the fight.

Break Contact Quickly

Fire. Break contact and assess. Remember, you must stop using force when the threat stops. If your first two shots stop the threat, stop shooting.