PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Let’s combine all of the fundamental elements and apply them to a basic drill to illustrate why each of these key points is important. In this case, the drill is to face two targets and fire two shots into the center of each in rapid succession; a double tap on the first target, double tap on the second. The whole scenario begins with a high grip and a good draw. The arms extend outward from the body in a two-handed hold on the gun, the sight comes up to the eye, and you immediately focus on the front sight. When it is properly aligned, you press the trigger, and upon firing, your forward lean and proper grip help drop the front sight back into position, readying you to deliver the second shot. By only allowing the trigger to come forward far enough to reset, you are ready when the sight picture is correct and immediately deliver and second, accurate shot (thanks to proper trigger control). Then you rotate at the waist with the gun extended and, when the front sight is properly positioned on the second target, you deliver two more shots. The process takes very little time, but by mastering the three basic tenets of defensive shooting, you have developed the skill you needed to accomplish your goal and complete the drill.