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How To Add Realism to Your Range Training

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Adding Realism to your range training is something you should do as much as possible. The why is very simple, if you are ever in a deadly force situation, your threat will not be made of cardboard.

In every War HOGG Tactical course, I have the students bring out old t-shirts. As a finishing point to the training, we place t-shirts over their targets. I let the students shoot the drill with no instruction on where to aim.

About half way through the drill, I stop them, let the students look at their target. What I typically see is shots down low be cause they are shooting "center mass". I then give them some critical information on where to aim and watch their shots move to a better shot placement location.

In the video above, I give a full demonstration of how adding this little bit of realism to your firearms training could help save your life in a deadly force encounter.

Let me know what you are doing to add realism to your firearms training?

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Rick Hogg is the owner of War HOGG Tactical, Inc. and is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc.

North Carolina based War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professional comprehensive mobile firearms training, tactical training, and K9 training to civilians, military and law enforcement agencies through combat proven techniques and experience to improve students skill ability. War HOGG also conducts product development and product field testing along with a variety of consulting services in the defense and firearms industry.

War HOGG Tactical also offers free law enforcement firearms training via our industry partners support. If you are interested in hosting a free law enforcement training course send us an email for more info.

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