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Effective Shot Placement

In Tactical Moment #10, John Holschen discusses defensive shooting aiming points and target zones for effective shot placement. Tactical Moment is presented by Trijicon and sponsored by 5.11 Tactical.

In this Tactical Moment video episode John talks to us about aiming points and target zones. In terms of defensive shooting, we're shooting because we need to stop the lethal activity that someone is directing at us. Watch this video to learn about "shot placement" and how to quickly and effectively neutralize the threat.

About John Holschen


Presented by Trijicon

Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

Filmed at West Coast Armory North

Starring John Holschen

Produced by Jae Gillentine
Filmed by Zan Dewar and Jae Gillentine

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John Holschen served for over 20-years in the Special Operations and Intelligence branches of the U.S. Army. His military experience includes tours as an Operations Security Platoon Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment; Intelligence Sergeant, Weapons Sergeant, Medical Sergeant and as a Senior Instructor at the U.S. Army J.F.K. Special Warfare Center and School.

For the past 10-years John has alternated operational and training positions on various U.S. Government projects with security assessment and management positions in the private sector.

His instructor experience includes the design and presentation of firearms and tactical training programs tailored for private citizens, corporate, military, government and law enforcement personnel.

John is a three-time winner of the National Tactical Invitational, has placed among the top 5 practitioners each year that he has participated (9 times) and has been named a "Master Instructor” and “Master Tactician" by the American Tactical Shooters Association.

John’s recent experience includes tours in the Middle East as a protective security specialist and as a security manager for U.S. government facilities. John has also authored a number of analytical reports that discuss the training and tactics of international terrorists.

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