A look at the new USMC pistol training program, slated to replace the old one:
This new program is apparently designed to incorporate a mindset steeped in the battlefield according to the video description. I guess battlefields work a lot different than I imagined them to be.
Yea I’m not qualified to critique a training program, but I’m going to do it anyway because that’s what I do best.
Those exaggerated 360 degree scans look derpy. “BUT MIKE IT’S A 360 BATTLE ZONE IRL!”. Yea Yea I get that but isn’t the saying “train as you will fight”? Are these guys really going to be in tons of situations where they are calmly shooting a controlled pair an the enemy, ejecting the magazine and doing a 360 degree scan?
Is pulling the slide slightly back (press check I’m assuming?), ejecting the magazine and looking at it (to see if there’s at least 1 round left in it?) something real operators who operate in operations always should do after dropping tangos?
Is tapping the back of the slide, a Beretta M9 thing people do? Did this operator just do that to look cool? Should I be doing that to look like I know what I’m doing next time I operate with an M9?
Starting every drill with his hands up in the air by his face seem different than how I would think these guys would train for real life too. When a marine walks around in a war zone does he always have his hands up there?
Thoughts? Good way to train for real life situations a marine will encounter?