Press Six

designed by Todd Green

Range: 3yd – 7yd

Target: special (see below)

Start position: holstered

Rounds fired: 62

Press Six is a multi-string drill that will help you improve both your press-out skills and your ability to hit low probability targets at speed. It utilizes six 2″ circles as depicted in the target here. 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.

The six strings of fire are:

  1. Top left dot. Draw and fire one shot, focusing on a proper press-out.
    No time limit.
    Repeat ten times.
  2. Top center dot. Draw and fire one shot, focusing on a proper press-out.
    3 second PAR time.
    Repeat ten times.
  3. Top right dot. Draw and fire one shot, focusing on a proper press-out.
    2 second PAR time.
    Repeat ten times.
  4. Lower left dot. Draw and fire two shots, focusing on a proper press-out and good sight tracking.
    No time limit.
    Repeat five times.
  5. Lower center dot. Draw and fire two shots, focusing on a proper press-out and good sight tracking.
    3 second PAR time.
    Repeat five times.
  6. Lower right dot. Draw and fire three shots, focusing on a proper press-out and good sight tracking.
    3 second PAR time.
    Repeat four times.

Start at a distance where you can reliably get all of your hits on the slow strings (1 and 4), then push yourself to develop the speed necessary to make the PAR times. Once you are getting all of your hits on every dot, add a yard or two to the distance.

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.