Defiant 76-year-old woman dies in shootout with gang of three who tried to rob her of bingo money
This nice little grandmotherly looking lady faced a trio of attackers who were determined to relieve her of her bingo money. She shot first and got what sounds like a disabling hit on one assailant. She was in turn shot by another of the attackers. She died on the scene; the attackers have all been captured and are charged with murder.
We all have our training scenarios that we run through. Do you have scenarios with multiple attackers? Scenarios in which you must fight after being wounded yourself? If you don't, you might want to add them into the mix.
I can think of several skills you might want to practice:
- Target transitions--shifting focus from one target to the next in minimum time. You aren't going to have a lot of time to stop and assess your shots--you must become confident enough in your skill to know that you have hit your target. (A lesson that I learned from this guy, even though he didn't realize he was teaching it to me at the time.)
- Rapid fire--multiple hits on multiple targets in a hurry.
- Combat accuracy at speed--as opposed to traditional target shooting. Many of us refer to this level of accuracy as "minute of bad guy", but it's more than just that. It's all about getting multiple hits in certain zones of your target quickly. Rob Pincus calls it a "balance of speed and precision".
- Movement--if you're standing still while shooting, you make yourself an easier target. Learn to hit your targets while you move.
- Reloads--many of us carry smaller guns because they conceal easier and carry more comfortably. They also hold fewer rounds, generally 5-7 for guns like the Springfield XD-S. Practice reloading at speed. (You do carry at least one spare mag, don't you?)