Running your patrol rifle like a pro

Adapt these competitive shooter techniques to improve your skills


This article is part of a series for Police1 registered members from Todd Fletcher titled "Police Firearms: Discussion, Drills & Demos." Todd writes about current hot topics related to police firearms training, outlines firearms training drills and demonstrates shooting techniques on video. If you have a topic you would like Todd to cover, or a training problem you need to solve, email editor@police1.com.  

If you watch an experienced 3-Gun shooter run a patrol rifle, it is easy to see how they have taken the operation of an AR platform rifle to the next level. The competition arena has developed shooters who can run a patrol rifle unbelievably fast and accurately. Even though police officers aren’t competing in a 3-Gun match while working, we can adapt some useful techniques to help improve our own skills.

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