4×20 Transition Drill

designed by Scott Warren

Range: 10yd
Target: four steel chest plates (or similar)
Start position: holstered
Rounds fired: 20

This drill is best run with four steel plates, but you can also use paper plates, sheets of paper, etc. Targets are placed at least two feet apart edge to edge at a range of ten yards. You will need a shot timer.

On the buzzer, draw and engage one shot per target back and forth for 20 rounds. Note that you do not “double” the targets on the end, you shoot them once and then reverse direction. So the sequence is: T1-T2-T3-T4-T3-T2-T1-T2, etc. There are no makeup shots. If you miss a shot, it’s a miss … move on to the next target.

The goal is to get all twenty hits in under 10 seconds.

Special thanks to pistol-training.com reader Hsoi for naming the drill.

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.