Posted on May 14, 2015
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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I was looking at both the Army and Marine method of combat pistol. To be quite frank I think the Marines have a better handle on this. What so you think?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU17hG4zZvw
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MSG Brad Sand
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As soon as you said 'Combat Pistol' everything that followed seemed a bit foggy. If you are in combat and going to your pistol...well I am praying for you already.
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Capt Christian D. Orr
Capt Christian D. Orr
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The pistol still has its place in CQB. Not as a primary weapon, but as a secondary. To quote H.W.. McBride in his famous book "A Rifleman Went to War," "I may not want this thing [the pistol, that is] often, but when I do, I want it damn bad."
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SSgt Bill Bowlan
SSgt Bill Bowlan
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CPT John Hanaberry - As an Air Force Combat Documemetation photographer the pistol was often our only weapon.
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PV2 Mac Smith
PV2 Mac Smith
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That is the second equipment resort, ones reserve is your pistol. The last resort is hands and before that a knife. In any combat situation you must think like Rambo. Who needs a group to join an assault when you are a one-man Army? That's the mentality that you should carry I was Army but I usually been told I should have been a Marine! Yes it's great to have others to help you out and you can help others out yet, if you're not giving your 110% why you doing it and that includes every thing life life challenges you with!!!
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PV2 Mac Smith
PV2 Mac Smith
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MSG John Joseph it wasn't an obstacle course like The Crucible, that would be fun. I actually done the entire crucible course with an M- 16 with an Bennett. Do in crucible obstacle course like with a pistol, a reserve knife a riffle and some rope. Have different scenarios that you must do that would be lots of fun! No pistol was issued they didn't give us non combats (support) them.
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
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Marines (of course)! How could you have possibly thought otherwise? :-)
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CPT Canon To The Ordinary
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Uh-huh. LOL
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SGT Todd Morelock
SGT Todd Morelock
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I got the Army pistol expert badge and M16. Not that hard if you follow instructions..
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SSG Robert Clark
SSG Robert Clark
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SGT Carl Blas - Congrats Marine, Though I do find it mildly ironic that the above cert. for the "Combat Handgun Coarse" doesn't depict a single soldier using a handgun. LOL.
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SGT Carl Blas
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As a federal agent I can tell you that based on this video their technique is just not the best. For example sticking both hand out and drawing the weapon all the way out when you can just shoot from the hip. In addition they seem to just look left and right before holstering their weapon, this is intended for the firer to watch his six, not just his left and right. Lastly, when they holster their weapon they need to do it without looking at their holster, one would not be able to see in the dark. Just some pointers. 
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You do a lot of firing from the hip huh cowboy?!?! Are you sure you don’t work for the federales? Or are you just one of those “agents” who says fuck it throw enough lead up something is bound to walk through it? I cannot believe that I’m hearing shoot from the hip right now.

Sticking both hands out and presenting your weapon, only nerds who want to effectively engage their target want to do that.
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PV2 Mac Smith
PV2 Mac Smith
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Yes, I agree with you that is not a newer version of close quarter combat tactic as a police force would use. The arm should not be extended all the way. Only kind of turned in at elbow to prevent from weapon knocked out or taken from. That is the military version of that type of tactic. It is a basic version of what was taught. The more advanced you get into combat itself they probably would actually teach them properly of a more modern standards.
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PV2 Mac Smith
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1LT (Join to see) Damn, right!!!
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PV2 Mac Smith
PV2 Mac Smith
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SPC (Join to see) I don't find it our fault unless we're satisfied with just being a Black Beret. I had aspirations a little bit to become a General before I went in and a Green Beret. None of that happened it's fine. I am a little disappointed with myself that I didn't achieved those goals that I set for myself. I have found out during that time. Military life is not for me. I absolutely respect others as long as they are mutual!!! It's the authority situation. I am my own authority!! I knew about that as I was enteting. Dealing with others that has rank or speciality above your own knowledge is all about respect! I love to learn from others but, I do get carried away because of my own personality of goofiness. I didn't work out that well because I always wanted to do my own thing and I know that's not allowed of course. It is all good I am on a path of doing better things for myself!
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