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Hi,
Been around shotguns and bird/small game hunting all my life but have lately been doing more and more shooting with handguns. I recently acquired a P99AS in 9mm which I plan to use for home defense, should the need ever arise God forbid. While I am not new to handguns, I have never practiced defensive tactics with them; I have been a "plinker" only for about 15 years (owned a Glock 17 for the longest time, and 1911s more recently). My question is this: are there simple, easy drills to perform while at the range (in addition to plinking) which can build adequate skills with which to defend one's self with a handgun, without taking it to an extreme? Any P99 AS specific advice would be appreciated as well. Thank you.
 

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The cool thing about the Walther P99 in 9mm is the ability to run the simunitions product through it.
Granted, it is sort of expensive, but will be more valuable than any other training aid.
 

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my best friend is an ex-policeman, we practice picking the gun up, pointing at the target, and fire two rounds, put the gun back down. You will always put a shot high, then almost EXACTLY a bullseye. We practice this to get you used to shooting on the draw, quickly, and trying to put yourself under pressure. He tells me you just react to a situation, your heart is pumping, adrenalin flowing...besides, its alot of fun to see what happens when you "THINK" you are aiming correctly!:)

Heres to hoping you never have to do it for real!
 

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Try shooting some IDPA matches in your area. It involves shooting from the draw, shooting while moving, shooting from cover, weak hand only, strong hand only, flashlight, etc. etc. etc.

Its basically only limited to how devilish the match director cares to be. We had one where you had to carry your "baby" as you fought your way ou of a "house".
 

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I think anyting you can do to practice shooting will help as long as you practice correctly. Muscle memory of bad movements makes for bad practice...having a former LE0 is a big help, provided he had good training. IDPA is helpful too. I don't have one close to me so I shoot USPSA but the guys who run ours are pretty devious and it helps:rolleyes: ...if nothing else, get yourself some books or DVDs.
 

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Here are two practice drills I use for my students: Safety comes first - don't shoot faster than you are able to do safely.

Drill One:

1. Target at 20 feet down range
2. Two magazines loaded with 5 rounds each
3. Start with P-99 lying on table unloaded with slide closed and weaponed decocked
4. 10 seconds to complete drill
5. Pick up weapon - load 1st magazine and pull back slide to load first round
6. Fire 2 rounds center mass ........then 2 rounds head shot ........then one round back to center mass
7. remove empty mag.------ and load second mag.---hit slide release to load first round
8. 2 rounds center mass------2 rounds head shot ------ 1 round center mass
9. clear and make weapon safe
END of Drill

Second Drill : Similar to above but uses tactical reloads of the weapon. The weapon is not fired until "dry". Also allows for DA pull practice

1. Step one is the same as above, as are steps 2,3,4,and 5.
6. Fire 2 rounds center mass--- 2 rounds head shot ---- DECOCK --- remove empty magazine ----load second magazine. Weapon is to remain ON TARGET at all times.
7. Fire 4 rounds center mass [ note first round will practice DA pull ] ----- then 2 rounds head shot
8. clear and make weapon safe.

Practice these drills until you can do them in your sleep ......... these are simple drills ......as per your request Get them down to 5 seconds total and I will be impressed.


JF.
 

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How do you have access to the simunition rounds? are you law enforcement? I would love to be able to have some real practical experience with the p99, but alas, civilians don't get the good training tools to the best of my knowledge.
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I am going to a 4 day defensive handgun class soon.....
I am so looking forward to it :D
and yes I will take the P99 and P99c
 

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Something I usually try to do a few times every time I go is to hold my gun in a low ready position, look up at the target, raise the gun to ready, watch from the front sight over the target, squeeze the trigger, watch for the front sight to return to the target, release and squeeze, repeat, decock, and lower to low ready. Repeat. Its easy to squeeze off a bunch of rounds with the p99 in a hurry and not know where they're going. Don't worry about speed for now, just focus on the front sight and work the trigger when you're back over your target. Eventually you'll pick up speed and be doing controlled pairs and mozambique drills very fast. Work on the accuracy and control, not the speed.
 
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