Center Axis Relock is a movie gimmick. The gun is at a 45 degree angle – it’s an obscure technique created in the s by a British cop. The technique pretty. Center Axis Relock (CAR), a System, not just a platform, may be the next significant step in this never-ending evolution of weapons handling. READ MORE. Center Axis Relock – A Closer Look. Adapted from an article by Chris Adams. In the evolution of tactical shooting platforms and stances, there are usually.

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And that some techniques are designed for close-up tactical gunfighting, and others are not. It is a simple, flexible mixture of all of these things blended and more. With the improved Isosceles stance you stand with reoock feet planted under your shoulders; you face the target with knees slightly bent, bent forward at the waist and fire with both arms extended in front of you.

In addition, your support hand is pulling your gun away from the target while your gun hand is pushing it toward the target, forming a very stable triangle.

Can Center Axis Relock Make you Faster, Safer and More Accurate?

I completed the CAR Training course in Before his untimely death due to cancer inCastle developed what he called the Center Axis Relock CAR system as an alternative to modern weaver and isosceles stances. The Modern Isosceles stance facilitates faster movement in this kind of situation giving you better reaction time.

Recieve Your Free Resource Instantly. If you have an assailant in your face, punching the firearm out towards them gives them ample opportunity to begin wrestling for your gun, which is a dire situation indeed. I wonder sirs, what about if the enemy is likely to be at your back? Does the cylinder gap gasses ever cause a problem?


The Center Axis Relock system is a shooting technique that may have been popularized by Hollywood, but it is way more than just filmic flim-flam. The latter work very well for me, but I wanted to try the unique C. The more arrows you have in your quiver, the better. In the course of training more than ten thousand students around the world, the folks at PFC have found the Modern Isosceles to be a more effective method, overall.

Center Axis Relock: Is John Wick Right or Wrong?

In such a situation, you may have trouble getting your sights aligned quickly, and if you are not strongly dominant with one eye or the other, it may be difficult to quickly choose the correct sight picture. I used to be a right eyed right handed shooter only. If you are going to use it do not produce it. The CAR system allows for less time between drawing and getting the target in your sights, as well as providing better weapon retention.

I keep mine pressed over the thumb safety on my But I withhold my final judgment until I have practiced more with C. For you car guys, I have a question: When you focus on the target as you do when defending yourself against an attacker, you see double sights. Partially lateral movement while try to get to cover.

The Isosceles method is superior to CAR here being more natural for shooting while moving. Medical eye professionals seem to agree that our brain will naturally favor vision from our dominant eye and ignore from our non-dominant eye, whenever there is a disparity.

The support non-gun-holding hand clears clothing or other obstructions while the strong hand brings the pistol up and close to the chest.


It is at a 45 degree angle to align bone and barrel to reduce recoil of the firearm. This allows you to move in any direction quickly cejter easily while keeping your attacker covered.

You smoothly roll the gun up centef towards the target. The cant prevents having to cant your wrist unnaturally and gives better alignment to the wrist and arm to help control the felt recoil.

The CAR system has so many merits and is based on harmonious body movement and bone and barrel alignment. Just read the article and in the section that talks about draw backs when entering a room and having to expose yourself to an assailant that may be there. From the Combat High position 4you can very easily transition your gun from one hand to the other by rotating your hands degrees and adjusting your grip to the off hand.

He said that in most situations Modern Isosceles was a superior system overall. A fast reaction is necessary and anything that improves your reaction time is a good thing. Keanu Reeves used a unique shooting system in his recent John Wick movies. See the short John Wick 2 movie teaser trailer from Lionsgate below for some examples of the C. Trying to evaluate this system from an internet video on something that took Paul Castle 20 years to create and research to perfection just blows my mind.

This is like a high-ready position, but it is really a high-shoot position that helps to make it difficult for another to take your gun away.

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