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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Edward Samsen
Edward Samsen
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I prefer to carry a .45 230gr FMJ was designed as a man stopper. flight suit leg pocket holds a Colt .380 Government
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Capt Edward Hannan
Capt Edward Hannan
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I'm just glad that the services are teaching some reasonable combat shooting drills. Back in the "stone age" 50+ years ago, young officers went to "Nam with about 200 rounds of 45 ACP experience. it was all standing holding one handed shooting at either a silhouette or bull's eye. A federal prison SORT team member gets ten times that in a two week training camp.
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LCpl Darrell J. Farley Jr.
LCpl Darrell J. Farley Jr.
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CPO Jeffrey Bohemier killing is still killing! With a sidearm, a Kbar, an E Tool or your rifle and bayonet!
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1SG John Millan
1SG John Millan
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In the remote AK interior, when 8 was a police chief, my officers snd I ALL carried AR's and Mini-14's and while we went to the range every 60 days, we considered our pistols as transitional weapons until we could get to the rifle. With bears and heavily-armed kooks up there all over, armed with high powered rifles, pistols were very much of limited effectiveness. We had the same mindset as troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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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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Sgt Joseph Baker
Sgt Joseph Baker
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PFC (Join to see) - I hate to break this to you, but 1985 is in the '80s.
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SGT Carl Blas
SGT Carl Blas
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The Marines have the best handgun course.
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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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1LT Platoon Leader
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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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Cpl James Houston
Cpl James Houston
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Didn't watch the video, but would put good odds on any Marine, in specialty unit. This picture is of a kd course. Tactical shooting and known distant defined course of fire are addressed differently. I'd rather stack a door with a boat crew from Force, than anyone else I can think. Especially, someone wearing a fucking beret. I'm not sure what federal agency you work with, but our marksmanship tactical and otherwise is acceptable for FBI training, and there is a reason. Long story short, your ass won't out shoot this marine on any course of fire with any weapon. Name the range, weapons, the date and time I'm there. We can post the video on here let the results speak for themselves.
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Cpl James Smith
Cpl James Smith
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Personally, having been a Security Force Marine in the 90's, this looks like the watered down version they give to those who don't carry a rifle as part of their primary kit, Marines are riflemen first, not pistoleros(however that is spelled). But they do all those rediculous repetitive movements to try and produce good habits of awareness of weapon, ammo, threats, potential threats; and calling this "combat pistol" course....looks like an introduction, not even close to what I was taught in Chesapeake. Could have found a better vid for this.
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Sgt Joseph Baker
Sgt Joseph Baker
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Cpl James Smith - Agree that it looks like these Marines are being instructed to do it slow and methodical to allow them to focus on the movements to create muscle memory. No one would draw his or her weapon this slow in combat.
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SGT Team Chief
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There’s range and then there is realty
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