Langdon 9-second Standards

designed by Ernest Langdon

Range: varies (see below)
Target: three IDPA targets
Start position: from concealment
Rounds fired: 60

For this drill, you will need three IDPA targets placed at shoulder height with at least two feet of separation between each target. You will also need a shot timer, set to a 9-second PAR time. Each string has a 9-second PAR time. You must get all “-0” hits within the PAR time for each run. Dropping any points or going past the PAR time is considered a failure.

  • Vice Pres Modified: 7yd
  1. two body on each; slidelock reload; two body on each Strong Hand Only.
  2. repeat
  • Vice Pres: 15yf
  1. two body on each; slidelock reload; two body on each (freestyle).
  2. repeat
  • Speed at Distance: 25yd
  1. two body on each (freestyle).
  2. repeat

At the end, you should have 20 hits to the “-0” zone of the body of each target. To get a passing score, Ernest requires the entire drill to be run twice with no misses and no shots fired past the PAR Time.

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.