Much is made of, ‘running and gunning’ throughout the blogosphere for good reason: When you’re in close, you need to be able to do that, and do it well. No question.
What’s not made much of, however, is the foundational skill of getting into a prone quickly and firing accurately from the position you’ve chosen as well as moving to another position using any individual movement technique other than the 3 second rush and firing again, accurately, on the target.
Could also be that it’s not very, ‘sexy’….don’t know.
Sometimes folks forget that the safest, most effective way to get to a different firing position is to crawl as low as possible using micro terrain because, depending on the situation, a 3 second rush might be your last if you choose to use it at the wrong time.
Admittedly, it does take a fairly high level of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning to do firing practice when getting to cover, shooting, moving, and shooting again, all while communicating with your NPT leader/buddy/other members, so there’s a need for consistent PT to get it right (yes, PT again). It’s also one of those mundane, boring, repetitious tasks that takes about 10,000 repetitions with the team to get right in terms of lanes, keeping clear of others’ muzzles, etc. Team work and field practice have to be a priority. Even if you go to a school that teaches the skill well, you have to practice it routinely when you get home with your NPT, because it’s a perishable skill. What I do know from my own experience is that the prone position provides the best all around platform for practical accuracy at most distances (save for when you’re right on top of the bad guys) especially when you’re getting winded.
So, consider getting to a place where you can practice this necessary skill. Or inquire about setting up a NPT Patrolling class. We can help.