Frank Garcia’s Dot Drill

designed by Frank Garcia

Range: 7yd

Target: six 2″ dots (.pdf target downloadable here)

Start position: varies (see below)

Rounds fired: 36

This drill combines a high degree of marksmanship with enough speed to put pressure on almost any shooter.

Set your shot timer for a 5 second PAR time. On the buzzer, draw and fire six shots at the first 2″ dot on the target. Record the number of hits you achieved within the PAR time. Shots fired after the 5s PAR count as misses.

Repeat the drill with the same 5s PAR on each of the remaining dots. You will fire a total of 36 rounds with six separate start signals. Make sure you have at least six rounds loaded in your gun before starting each dot.

If your range does not allow you to draw from a holster, begin the drill from your preferred ready position.

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.