The Benefits of Drag Shooting

Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 09:46
I have considered making this post for awhile now and finally i have decided to sit down and do it.

To start off with, if you don't know what drag shooting is then i would advocate checking out these 2 tutorials
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRq2hCzRNHk&feature=plcp [youtube.com]
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_lKgQrMFs&feature=plcp [youtube.com]

Now, onto the point of this topic. Many people don't understand the point of this style of shooting. To start off with, it's incredibly useful in close to medium range combat, and it greatly benefits your reflex's and reduces the time you are out in the open able to get shot.

For example, look at this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rifdnowlCns&feature=plcp [youtube.com]

At :24 and 1:22 / 1:29 / 1:51 you can easily see that i killed my opponent extremely quick and protected myself while doing so. These are the 2 main reasons why this type of shooting is most efficient.

Furthermore, the most important thing to consider is your own vulnerability. It doesn't matter how good of a player you are, if you are standing still for too long anyone can easily kill you. This is the main reason drag shooting is so helpful in close quarter combat. Most snipers will ultimately sit still and try to track their opponent and go for a headshot. And if you are not quick enough with tracking then you're a sitting duck and someone will pick you off quickly in close quarters.

Obviously this technique comes with some negative aspects to it. For example, to start off with i died A LOT learning how to do this, and ultimately it's not 100% reliable. Only with constant practice will this technique be useful. I would guess that on average 8 out of 10 times in close combat i get a hit and kill someone. And even if i don't get a one hit kill i ALWAYS switch to my pistol and fire to finish them off.

I'd like to end by saying that this technique is not a call of duty 10 year old kid thing like most have made it out to be. Drag Shooting requires a mass amount of skill regarding timing and reflexes. It is incredibly helpful in close combat and ultimately will drastically benefit you and your team if you are able to utilize it efficiently.

If you have any further questions or comments please feel free to ask in this thread.
BS_Hokke
BE Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2012-06-03 10:47
thanks for sharing
Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 15:56
No problem!

Bump
fjomoney
US Enlisted: 2012-02-17
2012-06-03 16:06
Before suppression.
D:<
Cheapnub
NL Enlisted: 2012-03-12
2012-06-03 16:17 , edited 2012-06-03 16:19 by Cheapnub
I've watched the video's and read your post, but I honestly still don't understand the use of this 'tactic'. You basically just lead your target and aim straight for the head. The thing is that you just do this really quickly. You shoot and hide, like a recon should.

Or..am I terribly mistaken here? If so, please explain how this differs from normal "shoot 'n hide" shooting (except for the fact that this will also be reflex-training)
Licensed nub.
hundbert
SE Enlisted: 2011-12-29
2012-06-03 16:22
This works with shotguns too? Or only sniper rifles?
Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 17:13
DBD-Cheapnub said:
I've watched the video's and read your post, but I honestly still don't understand the use of this 'tactic'. You basically just lead your target and aim straight for the head. The thing is that you just do this really quickly. You shoot and hide, like a recon should.

Or..am I terribly mistaken here? If so, please explain how this differs from normal &quot;shoot 'n hide&quot; shooting (except for the fact that this will also be reflex-training)

The difference between these two methods is that tracking your target takes longer to do, and close range sniping you wont have time to waste doing that. I suppose if you were to use an acog scope that you might have the same reflex time but this is just my assumption.

@hundbert i am not sure ive never tried lol
AtheistUnicycle
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 18:19
AWESOME.
Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 20:54
Bump
Bobani17
SE Enlisted: 2012-01-22
2012-06-03 21:22
Whats the name of the song? :-)
Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 21:37
bobani said:
Whats the name of the song? :-)

In which video?
Bobani17
SE Enlisted: 2012-01-22
2012-06-03 21:45
Lol! Sorry! The third video
Sythest
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-03 22:52
bobani said:
Lol! Sorry! The third video

Song is

Pendulum - hold your color