The problem with tilt style shooting is that it is almost impossible to acquire a reliable sight alignment.
and... ...you have absolutely no way of knowing if the weapon is tilted down below your field of vision from the back of the weapon.
and......you never actually take the same shot twice since you are never actually aiming the same way.
Then, from all those negatives, he somehow ends up with this...
This, Mr Davis adds, shows that there is in fact a rational method behind why gangsters aim their weapon side on.
Thanks anyway, but I think I'll stay away from both the method and the twisted nonsensical logic.
I believe the “side firing” technique comes from seeing it in the movies. Actors picked up this technique from being coached on combat shooting from International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) instructors. It is a very specific technique designed for one specific situation, which is shooting around the left side of a barricade.
Shooting competitors noted that using conventional sighting technique, cases ejected from the ejection port (normally on the right side of the handgun) occasionally would hit the barricade and bounce back into the action, causing a jam. By tilting the pistol to the left, the ejected cases would miss the barricade and prevent the jamming. Some actors going through the training thought the sideways shooting looked “cool” and applied it to their movie scenes.
Police and people who teach self defense prefer that gangsters shoot this way, as it is far less effective than aimed fire.
I was first certified as a firearms instructor in 1974.