When it comes to shooting from behind cover “one of the things you don’t want to do is crowd the cover,” says Rod Ryan, president of Storm Mountain, adding that people might do it because it makes them feel more secure.
“Back off your cover enough, at least an arms length, maybe a bit more, that when you draw, you can extend and lean in and maximize his angle to you where you’ve got all of his kill zone and he’s got less than 50 percent of your kill zone,” he says.
Ryan spent more than 20 years combined, active and reserve, in the U.S. military as well as law enforcement. In 1996, he opened Storm Mountain near Keyser, West Virginia. It has grown into a world-renowned training facility for military, law enforcement, counter-terrorism personnel and civilians. It offers comprehensive firearms courses on a regular basis from a highly experienced staff. On-site lodging is available.
I recently took a firearms course there and learned more in three days than all year shooting and watching videos by myself. I asked him if I could film a few of the exercises we practiced and he enthusiastically agreed.
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