Center Axis Relock is a movie gimmick. The gun is at a 45 degree angle – it’s an obscure technique created in the s by a British cop. The technique pretty. Center Axis Relock (CAR), a System, not just a platform, may be the next significant step in this never-ending evolution of weapons handling. READ MORE. Center Axis Relock – A Closer Look. Adapted from an article by Chris Adams. In the evolution of tactical shooting platforms and stances, there are usually.
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Keanu Reeves used a unique shooting system in his recent John Wick movies. I wondered if it was all Hollywood magic, but I learned he trained over an extended period with Taran Tactical Training and that he shoots 3 Gun-type scenarios often.
From his live-fire videos I watched, he is a darn accurate shooter who rlock solid basic tactical techniques. But, beyond the Hollywood glamour and for practical self-defense shooting would his unique technique work?
What type of shooting system does he use, what are its features, and is it for you and me? Well not really that I am aware of, but I want to pique your interest in this unique and relatively new shooting system and tool. The real meaning reolck the name will make sense after you read about its features below.
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I researched this system and honestly could not find a whole lot of recent specific reolck about it, but there was some general information from a few short years ago. Some police and military units use it, as well as Reeves and other shooters.
John Veit, a C.
But, I have observed in my small sample that there is not widespread use in civilian sectors now, primarily I guess because folks are not that familiar with it, have not practiced regularly with it, nor used it in street deadly-force encounters.
Here is a C. Many years ago I started with the Isosceles shooting stance and a locked thumbs support thumb-over-strong thumb grip for shooting my handguns, learned from my military experiences. Then I remember switching to the Weaver and then Chapman stances. Just a few years ago, I began successfully using the bladed Modified or Modern Isosceles position and the two-thumbs-pointed-down-range straight thumbs grip.
The latter work very well for me, but I wanted to rrlock the unique C. When I watched the John Wick 2 film, it reminded me of it. By the way, C. Did you see it in the John Wick movies with Keanu Reeves? Recognize that I am not advocating any single shooting stance, grip, or system for anyone else.
And that some techniques are designed for close-up tactical gunfighting, and others are not. According to a C. This article is a report of how the C. First, I want to give the most basic concept of the system and its goal, then some of its key features, followed by my opinions and conclusions about it and cdnter to use it, etc. It is a simple, flexible mixture of all of these things blended and more. It is a total, integrated combat tactical SYSTEM with key elements that primarily not solely law enforcement and military operators follow.
It intentionally BLENDS its techniques with pistol, rifle, and shotgun combinations and existing techniques to improve the speed and accuracy of target hits. Your life may depend upon your proper use of it. Some of the C. Here are the reloco important fundamental C. This stance and with the gun cradled close to the body, bones, and tissues of the upper support arm provide protection and reduce vulnerabilities.
When shooting, you hold the handgun in close to the body either at eye level or cemter level, depending upon the scenariorather than fully extending your arms to the front. It also aids weapon retention and helps protect against gun grabs.
Maneuverability is easy, and you can use it for shooting in confined spaces, from vehicles, and for contact fighting. The hands held close to the body help prevent rounds from getting past body armor.
Mine measured 14 inches from the back of my front sight to my eyes. Support elbow is bent and pointed toward the ground. The cant is not as extreme as some gang and gangster cants.
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This method is another major difference when compared to other stances and grips. The cant prevents having to cant your wrist unnaturally and gives better alignment to the wrist and arm to help control the felt recoil. The support hand thumb is pointed up and presses against the frame for added support.
The strong hand presses firmly into the support hand for even more firm support and control of possible slippage. Depending on the scenario and distances as appropriate, C. Point shooting may at times be necessary. Because you are holding the gun in close, both sights and the target are quicker to access. The sights ceter then at a normal reading distance from the eyes. The shooter can use the sights without dealing with a double sight picture.
A right-handed shooter will place the canted gun, and its sights close in front of the left eye to allow more depth and width of vision and a big picture whole perspective.
Use the High position for working in confined spaces, from cover, and while moving and hold the gun high next to the chest.
This is like a high-ready position, but it is really a high-shoot position that helps to make it difficult for another to take your gun away.
It is a flexible and strong base for using both short and long-range weapons, like handgun, rifle, shotgun, baton, pepper spray, etc. Use the Extended position for cetner, assault, room entry or clearing, and when seated in a vehicle. It is the primary C. The gun is held in rflock inches from the eyes and very near the body. Form a triangle with the arms and chest for natural aiming.
This technique allows the eyes to be at their true focal distance, about reading distance, when shooting.
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In the Extended position with the gun being closer to the eyes, there can be a quicker lock on the target and sights and can be helpful when there are multiple attackers. See the short John Wick 2 movie teaser trailer from Lionsgate below for some examples of the C. The bladed stance, keeping both eyes open when shooting, using your sights in some scenarios and not in others like in close-up combat or self-defense encountersand a firm grip, are not new or unique and not that controversial.
But when combined with the C. I did not use the system in an actual self-defense encounter, so your mileage may vary realistically, and you must practice this before you use it in combat. I was surprised at how it did seem to help my aiming and accuracy some. I know with my farsightedness and presbyopia my near focusing is not the best, but bringing the front sight to about 14 inches from my eyes helped, especially when I added my readers.
Even though I sometimes shoot with my support eye closed not recommended for most self-defense scenariosI could shoot decently with both eyes open and not have a dual sight picture with this system.
But I withhold my final judgment until I have practiced more with C. Remember, technically when using the C. At first, this was awkward for me, but I did get over the double vision. Medical eye professionals seem to agree that our brain will naturally favor vision from our dominant eye and ignore from our non-dominant eye, whenever there is a disparity.
So maybe this will happen when shooting with both eyes open wherever you place the gun relative to your eyes. But, I need much more practice with the system before recommending it for self-defense encounters and certainly before using it myself for personal protection. I do understand the benefits it has for law enforcement and the military. I did experience a reduction of muzzle flip when using the C.
By controlling felt recoil with the tight and close-in grip support, I could get off multiple shots very quickly, with decent accuracy.
However, I and you will need more practice with it for shot placement. The speed of shots was the most significant advantage, rather than accuracy, for me. This support along with the solid C. Well, I hope my reporting of my experiences with this unique C. I know Sxis learned a axsi in my research. You may or may not want to consider it, but at least now you have more knowledge of it to help with your decision to try it.
I sincerely believe this system has great promise for tactical, combat situations for those who are thoroughly trained and experienced with it. It is especially attractive for specific military and law enforcement situations. It does contain several useful techniques. Sucess with your decision and remember to practice with this and any system or technique before you apply it and use it.
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