The August Design a Drill of the Week contest winner is “Gunslinger” for his drill Tri-10. Thanks for the great drill, “Gunslinger!” Expect your prize (a pistol-training.com hat) to arrive soon.
Here’s another “efficiency in motion” drill that evaluates one’s ability to draw, fire quickly and accurately with a two handed grip, then transfer to the strong hand and engage accurately, then transfer to the support hand and engage accurately. Sounds pretty easy eh? Well, it is! When you have what it takes….confidence, efficiency in motion, and sound fundamentals. Here’s how it works:
Range is 10 yards.
Par time is 10 seconds.
Round count is 10 rounds all on one target (a Transtar II type preferably or a target with a similar engagement area).
At the sound of the tone:
- fire 4 rounds two handed
- transfer to the strong hand only
- fire 3 rounds
- transfer to the support hand
- fire 3 rounds
Done. No misses, all rounds must be within the scoring zone. 10 seconds.
Add difficulty by using a smaller scoring area, further distance, or less time.
(from the editor: as with previous drills involving transfer from one hand to the other, please remember to be careful. If you should drop the gun during the drill, let it fall to the ground and do not try to catch it in midair. If you try to catch it, the odds are very good that you’ll snatch the trigger and discharge the gun accidentally)
Training with firearms is an inherently dangerous activity. Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills. These drills are provided for information purposes only. Use at your own risk.