Hi Everyone. I have a lot of experience with the CAR system and I'vehad formal training on this system and have taught it informally as well. Let me just say that CAR (or IPDS as its marketed in the civillian sector) is very difficult to grasp without formal training. There is more to it than meets the eye and itwill benot only ineffective if done improperly, but also very dangerous.
I haven'theard ofa single person yet thats gone through the course that has not completely embraced the system. It works. Personally I was shooting master level IPDA using mod Iso before CAR and even at that level I've all but abandoned iso for CAR because I feel its that good. When I took the class there were 3 other new shooters with me who were shooting somewhere around the 3 shot / second speed with ok accuracy at best. By the end of the class everyone was in the 5-6 rounds / second speed all shooting fist sized groups both to the body and head from the high and extended positions. This may sound far fetched, but I asure you its not. The system enables the shooter to fire their weapon with 85% reduced felt recoil, whichallows formultiple shots at high speed. I have not found anything more practical for "real life" defensive shooting. We know that most gunfights happen in the 3' to 7 yard range so why is so much emphasis placed on 10,15 even 25 yard shooting? The chances of you having to shoot it out at 25 yards is slim. Training should be done to reflect reality and reality has shown that when "it" happens, it happens in your face and fast. CAR allows you to respond to these types of situations.
CAR is a great tool for CQ shooting, but dont think that its ineffective for distance. With practice accurate hits can be made out to 25 yards if need be. By pushing out to something that resembles a traditional weaver, 25 yrd shots can be made with ease.
I have some videos of myself and others shooting CAR that you guys can check out if you'd like. Go to http://www.photobucket.com
and then type in "E_Close-tac" in the search bar and then go to "view album of user...".
Let me know what you think. Take Care!