This drill was the pistol-training.com Drill of the Week contest winner for June-08 and was the Drill of the Week for 8-Jun-08.
designed by Max Michel, jr of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit
Range: 7yd, 15yd, and 25yd
Target: standard IPSC target
Start position: holstered
Rounds fired: 18
Set up 3 targets [USPSA targets prefered]. There are three strings of fire.
- 7 yards – draw and fire 6 rounds [record time]
- 15 yards – draw and fire 6 rounds [record time]
- 25 yards – draw and fire 6 rounds [record time]
For each hit in the C zone add .20 seconds.
For each hit in the D zone add .50 seconds.
For any misses add 1.0 seconds.
Add the three raw times plus any scoring zone penalties.
A good goal to shoot for on this drill with a stock type production/SSP gun would beunder 9.0 seconds after all penalties are added. (editor’s note: Max Michel’s personal best is reported to be 5.5 seconds total!)
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