I think shooting with the mirror was a tad over the top. The rest? Well that is debatable depending on what your training goals are.
In this case its shooting with either hostages or in a crowd. Kind of extreme for a CC or OC carrier in my opinion. Mainly from the high probability that we would fail and hit an innocent, that being from lack of serious practicing.
If I had no life and was crazy dedicated to shooting then sure why not, but I have a life and am not that dedicated to shooting.
I don’t know; besides shooting at the ground right in front of your feet, and doing the Annie Oakley thing with the mirror, and the stupid, dramatic Hollywood promo music, I don’t see a problem with it. It looks kind of fun.
It looks a lot like an IPSC match, except that the targets are moving, and I’ve always thought that “realistic” training should involve moving targets. Get the targets to shoot back using paint ball guns and you’re even closer.
Other than the exceptions above, how is this any more “stupid” than a Simunitions shoot-house?
The “shoot the ground” is supposed to be an intimidation tactic. As in, “Step back! Step back! Or I’ll put a bullet in you!”
As opposed to BANG! (Thump) “Uh, he should have stepped back.”
Seriously, if it isn’t worth putting the bullet IN the bad guy, it isn’t worth sending teh bullet downrange. “Area denial by fire” is something you do with a _machine_gun_, preferrably a water cooled one — not a PISTOL. Range is too short, ammo supply too low, intimidation factor too low (the target doesn’t really know WHY you’re shooting the ground — it’s likely to read as incompetance or hesitation).