From 22nd till 24th October we completed gun shooting training in Pezinok shooting-gallery with the Department of special occupation of Slovak republic LYNX Commando. As a former member and instructor of this department (the most powerful department from all the different types of police departments under Ministry of interior of the Slovak republic. According to the Police act their job is to fight against terrorism as well as against particularly dangerous perpetrators. It was pleasant after some years to have a three day shooting occupation again.
Despite the weather adversity during these two and half days (half of day was deducted to the theory) 1.500 ammunition per person was shot so according to Slovakian conditions we can say it was an intense shooting training. This training besides improving the shooting techniques was focused on methodology in occupations involving shooting and working in a group. The newest shooting techniques in dynamical shooting were shown and explained with aim to achieve shooting progress. In regards the shooting techniques we focused on:
- Higher level of aim shooting
- Shooting from strong/weak hand and the purpose of shooting with one hand
- Manipulation with the gun, 2nd condition
- Managing recoiling
- Drills on subconscious picture of the sights
- Shooting after physical load
- Uncomfortable shooting positions
- Shooting perseverance
- Shooting error rate
- Active shooting
- Shooting with long distance shifts between targets
- Basic form of progressive training method
Besides all that big emphasis was given on eye action, on the speed of sight focusing and drill exercises to maintain the sharp sight. And of course the basic rule of dynamic shooting – acceptability.
At the End with full seriousness I can state that the shooting level of LYNX Commando despite their tragically underestimated equipment and armor is on very high level. Today if you want to lead a successful shooting training and achieve progress you need a shooting-gallery with the appropriate equipment for dynamic shooting with enough shooting targets, quality guns and shooting systems, enough munitions and of course high quality shooting instructors. LYNXES are missing everything apart from high quality instructors. For me it is even more inconceivable that the present safety situation not just in Slovakia but in whole Europe is from day to day worse and all similar units to LYNX Commando from nearby states were completely rearmed so they can competently solve the tasks of present time. In my opinion LYNX Commando won´t be able to “ reach them” regarding the equipment and armor even if “ they will run towards them” . It is unbelievable that when they are going to arrest the murders of the journalist they have to borrow ballistic shields!!! Unfortunately that´s the sad reality in Slovakia.