Shooting Position’s Effect On Stopping Bear Attacks
This video is a condensed version of the previous one titled, “Using a Gun To End a Bear Attack“, skipping straight to the diagram illustrating the shooting challenge animal attacks pose.
The techniques required for stopping animal attacks differ from the more common defensive shooting disciplines which focus on human threats. This is because, in the case of four-legged creatures, the target is low and moving very fast towards you. As a result, shooting from a standing position will tend to result in missing high, over the animal’s back. This video will help prevent you from making that mistake by demonstrating a more effective shooting stance.
The principles passed along take a page from the “Proof Of Proficiency” exam that Canadian law requires handgun users pass before obtaining an “Authorization To Carry” (ATC) permit. Such permits are issued only to persons legitimately employed in wilderness situations, who may need to protect themselves or others from attack by wild animals. The handguns typically used (as in this video) are .44 Magnum and up, which also make different demands on the shooter regarding stance.
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