Triple Nickel

This drill was the pistol-training.com Drill of the Week for 3-Aug-08.

designed by a Dept of Homeland Security agency’s firearms training unit
Range: 5yd
Target: five Tran Star-II or QIT targets.
Start position: holstered & concealed
Rounds fired: 10

Five targets are placed five yards from the shooter with at least 1.5 feet between each target.

Shooter begins with weapon concealed. On the buzzer, shooter must draw and engage each target with two shots. After the first target is engaged but before the last target is engaged, the shooter must perform a reload.

For a shot to count as a hit, it must be completely within the 4/5 scoring zones of a Tran Star-II target or within the bottle of a QIT target. Hits touching the line or outside the scoring zone are considered a miss.

The drill is called the Triple Nickel because the agency uses a five second standard to complete the drill. Shooters who can successfully perform the drill in under five seconds three times in a row with 100% hits are awarded a special commemorative coin. That is a draw from concealment, a reload, and ten hits on a total of five targets in under five seconds!

Special thanks to Great Bison (coin holder #7) for the detailed information and target graphics.

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.