I run three standard drills every time I go to the range; because regardless of whether I’m shooting at an indoor range or an outdoor range, I can set these up anywhere. All you need is an index card and a stardard IDPA target; you can even buy paper IDPA targets suitable for indoor range use from TargetBarn. Also, if we can convince someone to make a production run of the Pistol-Training.Com target, that would be PERFECT. However, back, to the drills. These are my standard drills, and I’ll fire them each week, three times to give you an idea of where I’m improve. All drills below fired with the Secret Bianchi Cup gun. All drills start from the holster.
- Bill Drill: 6 shots at a single 8 inch target at 10 yards. Yesterday fired in 2.53, 2.62, and new PR of 2.37.
- FAST Drill: 2 shots at the index card/head box, reload and 4 shots at the body/8 inch circle. Should be shot from concealment at 7 yards. Last night was a 7.22, 6.83 and new PR for a gun with speedloaders 6.49. I haven’t yet received my jetloaders for the Secret Bianchi Cup Gun, so those reloads were being done with Safariland Comp-I loaders. My fastest reload was 3.51 seconds, of which I could EASILY shave 1.5 seconds by practicing and switching to a better speedloader. The goal here is to complete the drill in under 5 seconds, which may or may not be obtainable for guys not named “Miculek”.
- 6-reload-6: Exactly like it sounds – at 7 yards fire six shots, reload with an empty cylinder and fire six more. I only fired this once last night with a total time of 8.33 for 12 shots.
I should note actually that if you buy a ream of legal sized paper then you can use this target for every single drill I’ve just talked about. The goal to remember is that only hits count – if you miss a shot on any of these drills it gets thrown out. If you really want to challenge yourself, reduce the linked target to fit on a regular sheet of paper – that should really be challenging!