If you watched the late Bob Munden when he did his quick draw and shooting from the hip, it was amazing to watch. What’s really kind of neat is that this type of shooting is similar to what law enforcement term “retention shooting”. Retention shooting was taught to the officers when they had to pull the weapon out and fire while in close proximity to a suspect. The history of it goes back to the early 1900’s taught by William E Fairbairn the author of several tactical shooting books.
Fast forward to modern day, the person in this video blasting away at high speed below is Baret Fawbush, he says that he is not an expert, but when watching him draw and shoot from the retention at close quarter, he sure fooled us.
Calling this a “close retention shooting drill,” he puts his hands up, clears his mind, and then empties his magazine like a boss.
See him in action below.
Wow! That is the epitome of fast, controlled shooting with a sidearm.
While he says that this is not a video on defensive tactics, seeing Baret in action against targets with t-shirts and a box for a head. Don’t know looks like very much like a drill for defensive purpose.
Talk about shoot from the hip!, this is the modern version of gun slinging at its best. Whoever thought this technique would turn out to be one of the most important to have at your disposal.
Sources: Craig Raleigh, Parker Fawbush Youtube, Baret Fawbush