MCRP 8-10.3 Pistol Marksmanship M9 (January 2016)
Warrior Skills Level 1
Hour 8: Instinctive Shooting
Hour 9: Range CoF
Shoot the qual course again. This time, with instinctive/point shoot techniques.
Try it both ways, and see what works better, faster, and accurately.
Distance is always a factor; someone far away usually gives you time to get a good sight picture.
Someone attacking from two feet away needs to be shot, as quickly as you can get the muzzle on target and the round downrange.
Hour 10: Weapons Retention
There are literally dozens of techniques and moves for weapons retention.
This is just one of them.
The takeaway is to be aware that if you have a gun on you, the day may come when someone decides they're going to take it away from you. You need to know at least some basic moves to prevent or thwart that, and develop the mindset to anticipate and prevent, or react to, any such attempt.
Or one day, you're going to be looking into your own gun.
Hour 11: Sights, Lights, and Lasers
As Tam noted on her blog recently, there's an easy way to ID your potential target in low-light.
If you do that, there are ways to do it, and ways not to do it.
If using active illumination is not conducive to a long life, the Plan B for that is learning to use your pistol with NOD.
If you pair the pistol with an optical laser or compact red dot sight, you can increase your range for solid hits, even if your eyes are getting past their freshness date.
If you pair it with an IR laser, or sights compatible with night vision, and wear NOD, you're a frickin' ninja assassin compared to anyone stuck using the Mk I Mod 0 Eyeball after sunset, or inside a dark place.
Some accessories are high-priced hype, and some are the real deal. Look into what might work for you; anything that lets you put rounds on target faster, more accurately, or both is worth a look.
Night vision isn't a fad. If your gun safe is fat on weapons, and lean on night vision devices, sell off some safe queens, and get something that lets you see in the dark.
Even if you can't swing that, you need to be able to see your sights at night. Either do it right, and get some tritium insert sights, and have them mounted properly on your pistol, or, at bare minimum, get some glow-in-the-dark paint, and put a drop of it onto the front and rear sights of your weapon, so you can charge them up with a flashlight, and see them for the next hour or so.
Hour 12: Low light level Range CoF
Do the course of fire at night, or indoors in extreme low light.
If you don't learn it, you can't do it, and that tool won't be there when you need it.
If you're lucky, all you get out an incident in a dark place is a hilarious story.
I wouldn't bet on being that lucky.
Bad things happen in the dark. Plan ahead.
And then practice for dealing with them, while all it costs you is some time after sunset, or indoors.