Center Axis Relock (CAR) is a shooting system primarily intended for close quarters battle invented by Paul Castle. The CAR system features a bladed stance. Can Center Axis Relock Make you Faster, Safer and More Accurate? The C.A.R. system of gunfighting. Having only heard of it tonight, and with no practical. Center axis relock is a versatile shooting system which provides a stable a grip on the firearm using the Center Axis Relock (CAR) system.

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Make no mistake, I truly believe the CAR system is something every defensive-minded shooter should learn.

John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

It is a simple, flexible mixture of all of these things blended and more. If you are going to use it do not produce it. Unlike conventional systems that have evolved into training Operators to address paper targets, from a static line position. In addition to taking advantage of human physical responses, CAR addresses some of the shortcomings of other prominent shooting stances including Weaver and Modern Isosceles.

Training in various techniques only adds to your tolls in the toolbox and makes you able to adapt to multiple situations. At first, this was awkward for me, but I did get over the double vision. From his live-fire videos I watched, he is a darn accurate shooter who uses solid basic tactical techniques.

The C.A.R. system of gun fighting

You can also use your elbows for elbow strikes if your attacker is that close. Down side of this stance would be the very awkward movement when shooter is on the move, which is when the modified Isosceles comes into place. Do you train with the CAR system? It is a total, integrated caar tactical SYSTEM cneter key elements that primarily not solely law enforcement and military operators follow.

The CAR system allows for less time between drawing and getting the target in your sights, as well as providing better weapon retention.


I did not use the system in an actual self-defense encounter, so your mileage may vary realistically, and you must practice this before you use it in combat. You can also use your elbows to get distance from your attacker. As most self-defense scenarios take place either at short ranges or in confined spaces, the methods he developed for professionals also serve private individuals and concealed-carriers.

Center Axis Relock C. Last Shot The Center Axis Relock system is not a common shooting technique used by axks normal folks but may have been popularized by Hollywood, but it is way more than just filmic flim-flam. The CAR system is the answer to these problems. You cannot judge something like this without trying it out yourself from a certified instructor.

Because you are holding the gun in close, both sights and the target are quicker to access.

The main goal of the CAR system is to get your sights on the target quickly while maintaining solid weapon retention and a stable firing position. Not the only one, but definitely a good one to know if you are LE or Government official.

John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

As such, they can be pushed up easily by the upward action of recoil forces, and take the gun off target. I go to the range, on average, 10 times a year.

Use the High position for working in confined spaces, from cover, and while moving and hold the gun high centre to the chest. Now I can equally shoot with either hand or either eye.

C.A.R: A Unique Shooting System for Improved Accuracy

Major benefits also includes quick transition to all directions, mobility and smaller presentation of the body while going around corners or room entry situations. I completed the CAR Training course in Legal and Practical Considerations. Remember, unlike Hollywood movies, you want to be in as few gunfights as possible, and a well-armed banana peel retreat is better than a well-armed engagement any day.


The CAR system allows for less time between drawing and getting the target in your sights, as well as providing better weapon retention. Although not a goal or recommendation, it is possible to place accurate fire at a target within contact range from here if you really needed to. 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.

I more or less shoot isosceles, but being left handed and right-eyed I found I could incorporate the basic sight-picture part of CAR by turning my head toward my left bicep and blocking my left eye with my nose. Recognize that I am not advocating any single shooting stance, grip, or system for anyone else.

Partially lateral movement while try to get to cover. And even more so if the Operator has glasses. In the above picture you see Keanu tilting his gun to the side like that, its not for Hollywood cool looks, but is actually a real shooting technique created by law enforcement trainer Paul Castle. The support hand thumb is pointed up and presses against the frame for added support.

I have owned and recreationally shot pistols for 50 years. See the short John Wick 2 movie teaser trailer from Lionsgate below for some examples of the C.

Does the cylinder gap gasses ever cause a problem? Xar is a real-world technique, developed by a professional with over two decades of military and LEO experience. Recieve Your Free Resource Instantly. During the draw, your support hand moves up beneath your gun in your strong hand.

When I watched the John Wick 2 film, it reminded me of it.