26662 Drill

designed by Todd Green

Range: 3yd – 7yd
Target: special (see below)
Start position: holstered
Rounds fired: 5

This is a more advanced variation on the Changing Gears drill. It uses a target with two 2″ circles and one 6″ circle. You can download a full size .pdf version of the target by clicking on this image:

Range can be anywhere from three to seven yards depending on shooter skill level.

Draw and fire one round at the top 2″ circle, three rounds at the 6″ circle, and then one round at the bottom 2″ circle. Shoot the circles in that specific sequence. Record your time and establish a good par time for yourself. Then start to chip tenths of a second off the par to improve your speed. Once you are consistently getting all of your hits within 3-4 seconds, try putting the target out another yard or two and starting again.

To keep the drill from getting stale and to keep you from getting too familiar with the specific movement from circle to circle, rotate the target to a different orientation each range session. So sometimes the little dots will be on the right, sometimes of the left, sometimes on top, and sometimes on bottom.

The 26662 drill will help you develop a good, precise draw and the ability to change between high accuracy shots and high speed shots seamlessly.

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.