Shooting Accurately Under Stress
While shooting accurately under stress is not a new concept, it’s one that’s very important to consider working into your training.
There’s never a time in a real world situation where using a firearm is stress-free, no matter if you’re Law Enforcement, Military or just a concealed-carry citizen forced to act.
In every stressful situation, shot placement is key. On top dealing with mental and physical fatigue, you have to put down the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining your situational awareness, scanning for that next possible threat.
If you’re familiar with the CrossFit workout Helen, then you’ll see that they substituted the regular pull-ups in the workout for push-press due to most ranges not having a pull-up bar.
Something we really love about this workout is that it’s easily reproducible at any range.
While “Helen Get Your Gun” is “bringing the gym to the range,” an alternative is “bringing the range to the gym,” as shown below in Military Athlete’s video which combines a high intensity workout with simunition shooting.
What different things have you been doing to introduce stress into your shooting?