11 December 2008

Israeli Pistol Shooting

تنسيق-الكليات-لعام سكس نيك كس

Israeli Instinctive Shooting teaches how to confront a threat, pull a concealed weapon, chamber a round, and fire - all in less than a second.

The history and basics of Israeli Instinctive Shooting

More Israeli Instinctive Shooting Training

Israeli Instinctive Shooting Demonstrated

Israeli Instinctive Shooting Demonstrated II

Advanced Training includes one handed reloading

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TheBronze said...

I've never understood why you Israeli's carry an un-chambered pistol and then have chambering a round as part of your draw-stroke.

Seems pretty sill to me.

Anonymous said...

The simple reason is that an individual may not know what type of pistol he or she will have access to.

By carrying the weapon with an empty chamber and with the safety(s) off, the weapon is safe to carry and able to be brought into action quickly without regard to what safety is on what weapon.

For example, I hand you a M1911 with a full mag and an empty clip, racking the slide puts it into action.

I can do the same thing with a Sig P226.

Whereas, if I handed you a safed Sig and you were instinctually familiar with the M1911, you would likely either engage the slide release or the de-cocker--depending on thumb length and position--if you were going to fire it. If you had thousands of rounds through the Sig and none on a M1911, you would likely take several seconds to overcome your training and disengage the thumb safety.

Simply, the Israeli method is a fast, generic method taking into account the fact you may need to fire whatever is at hand in an emergency without requiring you to learn a huge number of weapon systems.

Anonymous said...

The Israeli method is a fast, generic method of operating a pistol without regard of the safety(s) on a particular pistol.

Essentially, I can hand you almost any type of conventional pistol with the safeties off and the chamber empty and you can effectively employ it.

Alternatively, if you had thousands of rounds on a M1911 and I hand you a Sig P226, you'll probably either a) waste time trying to find the safety, b) ride the slide release, or c) hold the de-cocker down.

If you were very familiar with the Sig and not the M1911, you would have a few seconds before figuring out you needed to thumb the safety down and--after firing--you would probably end up trying to holster a cocked .45 with the safety off because you instinctually de-cock before holstering.

TheBronze said...

"Essentially, I can hand you almost any type of conventional pistol with the safeties off and the chamber empty and you can effectively employ it."

I understand the reasoning (and did prior, too) but your rationale still doesn't make any sense, because you're still adding a step that doesn't need to be added during the heat of combat (when the pistol needs to be employed immediately). You're still adding an unnecessary step (chambering a round) that will always take longer, no matter how fast one is at doing it. There are very few instances where someone is going to pick up a pistol that isn't their own or that they're going to have to immediately use or that they don't know the operation of the pistol in question.

You guys would do well to drop that unnecessary step from your training, as it doesn't serve any good purpose. You're complicating a process that you say you're trying to uncomplicate.

DoubleTapper said...

Bronze- We eliminated the the need to thumb off the safety.

In addition, Israel has the lowest number of firearms accidents per-capita. And we carry a lot of guns! This is almost exclusively due to the fact that we carry unchambered pistols.

David Armstrong said...

Having been trained in the Israeli method, and having trained others, I really like it as a simple, easy-to-learn method to give people the basic skill to safely carry and use a handgun in self-defense. Are there better methods? Sure, but they take a lot more time and a lot more work to learn to use ssafely, and won't make any difference for probably 99% of the self-defense situations.
-David Armstrong-

Paul said...

The only question I have is can you guarantee you will have both hands to chamber a round?

Back in WW2 the Marine's decided their pilots would carry Smith&Wesson revolvers due to the possiblity of having an injured arm from bailing out.

I understand there will be those who won't, or can't, learn how most issue handguns work. But for those who do learn, how about lettihg them carry their weapons chamber loaded.

Anonymous said...

The 'Israeli' method was indeed championed in the 1930's by William Fairbairn, of Fairbairn Sykes fame and author of 'Shooting to Live with the One Handed Gun.' Contrary to the name of the text he advocated two handed Isosceles as the gun came up. He was also the creator and advocate of Shoot Houses. He thought, like Browning himself, that the grip safety was enough for the 1911, and that the thumb safety should be disabled.


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