If you’re teaching people zero-range engagement drills and have never been taught them (correctly), used them (operationally), or cannot convey the WHY of them being done (contextual depth), then you have no business teaching them. It is too dangerous a drill to be taught by someone who has just pulled it from there, you know what.
This is the Anchor Drill, and although it is a high-speed drill, many things are happening inside it that occur simultaneously. If you cannot explain all that to someone, you should not be teaching it.
The drill in the video is a single-threat drill, but you can also adapt it to a maximum of three threats, with the drill modified accordingly so that you keep the “anchor” sustained. In the video, the anchor is the target.
- There is a reason WHY the forearm comes up to the threat’s neck or throat.
- There is a reason WHY the three initial movements are done simultaneously. If they are not, the drill fails.
- There is a reason WHY the shooting stance has to be different from your normal shooting stance.
- There is a reason WHY your stance is non-aggressive before you engage the threat.
- There is a reason WHY you don’t take a sidestep.
- There is a reason WHY you lower your gravity base.
- There is a reason WHY your head is below your forearm.
- There is a reason WHY you use a chainsaw draw.
- There is a reason WHY the pistol points at a 45-degree angle.
- There is a reason WHY you shield the pistol so high on the side of the chest.
- There is a reason WHY the pistol does not present or protrude past the front of the body.
- There is a reason WHY the thumb knuckle of the firing hand is so important.
- There is a reason WHY you execute the drill from a concealed carry platform.
- There is a reason WHY the firing hand wrist does not “cock” and point straight at the threat immediately before firing.
- There is a reason WHY the drill is based on the “minimal movement” of the firer.
- There is a reason WHY the firing arm does not chicken wing.
If you do not know the WHY – you shouldn’t be teaching it.
Not only is this drill fast and aggressive, but there MUST be an understanding of WHEN you can use it, along with the impact and consequences of using it for the shooter.
Please check your instructor’s credentials and experience before allowing yourself to be taught this kind of training.
For Christmas, I’d really like it if people stopped teaching stuff from YouTube videos that does not work in real life.
Thank you, Santa!