” Police agencies in Broward County are assisting members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who are undergoing urban warfare training.
The exercises began Monday, will last until March 27 and will be held at locations that the military will not disclose.
U.S. Special Operations is commanded out of Tampa and has staged such “routine drills” in cities throughout the country, a spokesman said.
The 200 military personnel are from the four branches: Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy.”
Read more on the south Florida martial law preparations here and here
“While relatively simple, the El Presidente requires every skill you need if you are to be considered competent with a handgun when it comes to self-defense—the draw and a reload, both from concealment, movement (the turn), and engagement of multiple targets. Cooper considered par on this drill a perfect score in ten seconds, back when most everyone shooting it was using .45 ACP 1911s.”
“Here’s a look at the current USPSA classifier stage diagram of the El Presidente shooting drill. Please click image to enlarge.
The El Presidente is still with us. It (in slightly modified form) is still used as one of the classifiers used to test skill in the USPSA. The modern USPSA version has moved the targets closer (only three feet apart instead of three yards) and removed the concealment requirement, but no matter which version you choose to try you’ll still need to master the basics of weapon manipulation.”