Archive for the ‘DotW’ Category

DotW Addendum: Warren 3-Second Standards

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I spoke with Scott Warren this afternoon, and he reminded me that there is one additional stage in his drill. There is also a freestyle run at 15yd (which is the fourth stage you shoot). So that is seven total stages and 63 total rounds. We've changed both the DotW post ...

Drill of the Week: 15-Shot Warm-Up

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

This week's DotW comes from an active duty U.S. military officer who is directly involved in training for a special operations unit. For obvious reasons, he has asked to remain anonymous, but we very much appreciate that he shared this drill with us. It's a good idea to use the ...

Drill of the Week: Scott Warren’s Ken Hackathorn-inspired 3-Second Head Shot Standards

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The DotW this week was inspired by last week's Ken Hackathorn 3-Second Standards. This is an expanded and more challenging version of that drill, as modified by Scott Warren. If you haven't been able to earn a passing score on the original drill yet, put this week's drill in your ...

Drill of the Week: Hackathorn 3-Second Standards

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This week's drill comes from one of the most talented and famous firearms instructors in the world, Ken Hackathorn. While Ken has been responsible for the creation and proliferation of many different drills over the years, his 3-Second Standards is incredibly easy to set up and administer.  For this drill, you will need: Three ...

Drill of the Week: Pistol Rummy

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

The September Design a Drill of the Week contest winner comes from an active duty Major in the U.S. Marine Corps who has asked not to be identified. He didn't have a name for the drill, so we just made one up. 8) The drill provides a way to do color-shape drills ...

Drill of the Week: SHO RL WHO

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

This week, we're going to work on combining some of the skills that have been the subject of recent DotW's. In particular, we're going to work on strong hand only (SHO) and weak hand only (WHO) shooting along with the reload. Put up a large target (such as a paper plate ...

Drill of the Week: Tri-10

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

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. "Gunslinger's" explanation: ------------ Here’s another “efficiency in motion” drill that evaluates one’s ability to draw, fire quickly and accurately with a two handed grip, ...

Drill of the Week: Triple Nickel

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

This drill comes to us from a friend at a major federal law enforcement agency. For the drill, you will need five FBI "Q" targets, such as the one pictured at left. The "Q" target (and countless variants) are available at many online target supplies such as The Target Shop. You ...

Drill of the Week: Deceleration

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Following the same thought pattern of the last two DotW (Acceleration and Pyramid), this week we're going to work on speed without getting out of control. For this, we'll use the Deceleration Drill. You'll need two targets, one large (like a sheet of paper or an 8" plate) and the other ...

DotW meets GWOT

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Here is July's "Design a Drill of the Week" winner, M. Lazarus, showing off the pistol-training.com hat he won. And yes, that is Afghanistan in the background, where he is currently serving with the the U.S. Army as part of the GWOT. Thanks again to M. Lazarus for his drill Pyramid and ...