If you’ve had a chance to play Conviction, the newest Splinter Cell game, you’ve probably experienced the very cool Mark & Execute feature. For those that haven’t tried the game, this feature allows Sam to mark multiple targets and pull off a rapid take down. Sam’s shooting style is very unique, and after doing a bit of research I learned that what he’s using is called Center Axis Relock, or CAR for short.
Center Axis Relock is a shooting system designed for close quarters combat and was invented by Paul Castle, a military and law enforcement training instructor in the United Kingdom. Paul trains soldiers and law enforcement through his company Sabre Tactical Group.
Bryn Reynolds, High Position – Center Axis Relock
The system was designed as an alternative to the common weaver shooting stance and provides a host of benefits, including reduced recoil (through a more effective grip of the weapon), and increased combat effectiveness by factoring in average human reactions under stressful combat situations — people tend to draw inwards when being fired upon, as opposed to “reaching out” as is commonly taught with the weaver stance.
The best Center Axis Relock video I’ve found is on the Saber Tactile (CAR) Page.
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