This photo pretty much points out why Jeff Cooper is so awesome. I'm told this photo is actually from the 70's.
In the USA during the same time period, that's how our officers shot as well... but not even really that good. Because we didn't teach our guys to even use the sights. Point Shooting with one hand was the thing.
In 94 I spent 6 weeks in Idaho... Wife had some family things to do. To pass the time I drove armored car for Wells Fargo. They gave me an employee handbook that showed the same shooting position but holding the gun at belt level. That was in 94! Cooper's Modern Technique is well known to most of us now, but in a lot of places, it's still very new.
For those that don't know who Jeff Cooper is, he writes the little opinion bits on the last page of Guns and Ammo. You can also read his stuff here:
He's a very interesting fellow.
Raced Porsche 911's, served as a Marine officer in the south pacific, changed the way everyone shoots. Great American and one of the last of his kind.