Front Sight Mail Bag: Regarding the Non-Firing Hand
June 25th, 2009
My brother, a family friend and I attended the Four Day Defensive Handgun Course last month. I have had extensive training with handguns, shotguns, M-16 and M60. I was very impressed on the structure of Front Sights Course. I even told my brother after the first few hours “there is NO way we will be able to do these after action drills by the end of these 4 days!” Well, I was wrong and we all did very well for the qualification and our friend Sam even received the Distinguished Graduate Certificate.
I recently moved to Tampa, Florida and attended a three day class “G” Security Guard Course (Armed Guard). When we were conducting “dry practice” drills, I noticed all of the students didn’t know what to do with their non-firing hand, so I spoke up! “As soon as you place your hand on your firearm, place your non-firing hand on your mid section”. Part of the course was shooting from the hip at close range, just like we did after the CCW Course at Front Sight, I was able to share my training further and explaining why you would want your hand on mid section. The instructor later told me he had been teaching this course for 19 years and I was the first one to recommend placing your hand somewhere for a quicker reaction to whatever may arise and keeping your non-firing hand out from in front of the muzzle. He also allowed me to share further techniques I leaned at Front Sight and he requested I pick up a packet for the “K” license to Instruct the “G” Course!
I thank you Front Sight for the professional training I have received, my brother and our friend Sam was so impressed with the training they received they both signed up for the First Family Membership. I however, am not as fortunate to do so but I will however continue my efforts to get my “K” class license and teach in the state of Florida and train students as well as I can and recommend to EVERYONE, Front Sight!
Thank you All,