[Ed. note: This training article and video are on the firearm handling technique known as Position Sul. Position Sul is not a replacement for the low ready, rather it is an alternative that officers can use depending on the circumstances, training and department policies. Your thoughts and feedback are welcome in the comments at the end of the article.]
During the last 25 years we have witnessed the monumental push in law enforcement to get beyond punching holes in paper at the range, to a more realistic training regimen that includes critical skills to be successful in a shooting engagement (combat if you will). One of the most difficult skills to train into officers and civilian shooters alike, is the ability to be constantly aware of where the muzzle of their firearm is pointing when the potential of shooting is a constant.