With that in mind, think about your last trip to the range. While you were shooting at your targets, did you stand in a particular location? Maybe you set a designated firing line based on a distance from the target? Pretty standard shooting – especially if you are at an indoor range where you may be limited in what is permitted.
Now imagine if that paper target were shooting back at you. Would you just stand there with your gun pointed at it, exchanging rounds? Probably not – you would try to get out of line of fire. Logic would tell you that getting out of the immediate attack area would give you better odds to survive the encounter. So, we need to train ourselves to have that automatic reaction to move away from the conflict or attack to the best of our ability. We will be at a spot (‘X’) when the attack starts – and we need to get of that spot and move away from harm as quickly as we can. Thus, the ‘Get off the X’ mental and physical training is about moving away from the threat to safety.