By Chris Fry
Utica, NY –-(Ammoland.com)- We possess a number of ways to move in a combative environment and it is well documented that movement is a life-saving tactic.
Movement almost always helps us except maybe when attempting to engage a target with accurate gunfire.
This guide will focus on the varied methods of vertical displacement taught in the MDTS level 1&2 coursework.
Vertical displacement in this context is movement along the vertical line or up and down through varied shooting positions. Vertical movement can aid us by making us a hard target when in a location where horizontal, forward, or backward movement is inhibited, such as in a hallway. The vertical movement also aids us when attempting to establish a desired angle of fire or achieve maximum cover and/or concealment behind an object such as a vehicle, postal box, or concrete Wal-Mart lamp piling in a parking lot.
Please note: This is meant to be a quick study guide not a treatise on positional shooting so adapt what is useful and discard what is not.
The following are (5) shooting positions along the vertical plane of movement:
About Chris Fry
Chris Fry is the owner and director of training and curriculum development for Modern Defensive Training Systems in Utica, N.Y. where he conducts courses in reality-driven practical combative skills, extreme close quarters physical defense, tactical folding knife, and edged weapon combatives and combative pistol, carbine and shotgun skills. MDTS offers a variety of courses for responsible citizens, corporations, law enforcement, and the U.S. Military with a singular goal of providing up-to-date, realistic, and practical personal protection training. Visit: www.mdtstraining.com