Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled "Using A Vehicle for Cover in a Gunfight" and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/using-a-vehicle-for-cover-in-a-gunfight/.
I saw a VHS video years ago that showed basically the same thing. Then the guy put on a ballistic vest, stood on one foot and took various pistol rounds and never lost his balance. CrazyLeaving some options available, you can maintain a seated position with the driver's door open, with your foot bracing it open. The 'V' formed by the window frame and the pillar provides 'fairly' good concealment/cover (depending what caliber of rounds are incoming). This position offers the capability of escape in the vehicle or the use of it as a 2-ton (depending on the vehicle) ramming device.
By angling the vehicle a little, you can have the engine block provide some solid cover. When I learned (and later taught this technique) it was in a patrol car, with a spotlight in the mix (yes, there was an incident where the spotlight gained a 'groove' in it).
If you haven't watched the video of Jerry Miculek shooting at a car, it's worthwhile.