Please explain "Position SUL"

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by questor, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    sitting here with a few olives and surfing the WEB, I came across a video on SUL Handgun Position. It doesn't explain the reasoning, any ideas?

    The weapon ends up pointing down, assume it is a defensive position?
  2. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus New Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    This is handgun instruction video not an X-Games commercial. What was the point of that music being in the background?

    Screw that video.

  3. cakes

    cakes New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Northern Maine
    The only reason to take your point of aim off the threat is if something you don't want to shoot comes between you and the threat. This can be done without the awkward arm and wrist motions. I don't know what this guy is trying to teach.

    I second the motion to 'screw that video'.
  4. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Yeah I'm thinking his actual audio would have helped.
  5. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  6. Agentwil

    Agentwil New Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    SUL for south was developed by the Chilean Army. It is a safe way to carry a pistol yet still be able to deploy quickly. The non shooting hand is placed flat against the chest and the pistol placed with the shooting hand grasping the pistol normally placed on top of the non shooting hand. This prevents “Flagging” your partners yet the pistol can be deployed quickly. It’s a good technique for “Active Shooter” situations where there may be many innocent passing closely to the officers.
  7. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Hmmm. good to know, glad someone did.

    the music makes the video virtually useless.
  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Agentwil got it right. This is for military/police training when there are several soldiers, or LEO's, going into a house, or structure, that might become a bad situation. This allows them to draw their weapon and be ready.
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