Worlds Collide: Toss the Timer

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 10, 2017 8:31:00 AM

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Guess who's back? It's the Robs—and another episode of Worlds Collide, the series that brings the perspectives of two of the shooting world's top minds, Rob Pincus (Personal Defense Network®) and Rob Leatham (Team Springfield™).

In this episode Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus collide on the practicality of shooting under the pressure of a timer.


NO more Timers?

If you've been around the shooting competition world even a little bit, you know the timer is always ticking. The goal is to shoot accurately while making the most of every second. In the world of self-defense shooting, you won't know how many shots it takes to knock down a target or when and where the next bad guy will even show up.

Competition is obviously more choreographed than a "real-life" scenario.

You can plan and practice to maximize your efficiency in a competition. During a home invasion, you don't have that benefit. In competition the timer is used to determine who is the fastest. In a fight, surviving is how you win and while time is a factor, there is so much more to it than just being fast. 

Utilizing a timer to measure skill and progression is valid from both a competition and defensive perspective, but time alone is not the measurement of your ablility to survive a gunfight. 

To train well sometimes you should "toss the timer".

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