In Thursday's post, the one with the video, Joe Mamma asks the question:
The low shooting was pretty interesting. My guess is that the video was not garden variety annual requalification....Do cops talk about or practice those kinds of things?I don't know about all cops, but I practice it, and I thought it was interesting that the guys in the vid were getting as close to the ground as they could. That's a good idea. If you pick a standard sedan, get down and look under the vehicle. You've got about eight inches of ground clearance, maybe less. So, you've got to get low, much lower than a standard prone position. The simplest way is to roll onto your shoulder and shoot the carbine sideways. This causes some problems because your sights are normally atop the rifle and in this position they're on the side of the rifle, and the ejection port is pointed directly at the ground.
For lack of a better term, I call it "cruiser prone", and while it opens up opportunities, it also presents problems. Still, low is good, and if you can get down and start taking out ankles, the gunfight will probably be over sooner, rather than later. Use available cover, return effective fire, and make the bad guys worry about you rather than inflict damage on innocents. Using a carbine is one thing, but for the true effect, shoot your shotgun like that. It's a whole 'nuther experience and one that has to be felt to be believed.