FASTest

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(click here to see the video on YouTube)

The F.A.S.T. is a standard part of every pistol-training.com class. Students who can shoot the drill in less than five seconds with no misses twice are awarded a numbered commemorative challenge coin.

This page will recognize the top shooter from each pistol-training.com open enrollment class as well as track the top scores on the F.A.S.T. View the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame, listing all pistol-training.com students who achieved a ranking of Advanced or higher on the drill.

Coin Recipients:

#00 Todd Louis Green
#01 SLG (Sep’07)
#02 David Sevigny (Feb’08)
#03 Todd Kennedy (May’09)
#04 Ernest Langdon (October’09)
#05 Justin Dyal (May’10)
#06 Jimmy Creed (August’10)
#07 JV (November’11)
#08 Joe S. (November’11)
#09 Gabe White (July’12)
#10 Josh Savani (August’12)
#11 Robert Vogel (May’13)

Class Top Shooters:

  • David Williams (Coraopolis, PA August 2008): 6.29 (video)
  • Mike Christensen (Abbotsford, BC September 2008): 5.50 (full duty gear)
  • Eric Beerbaum (Sacramento, CA March 2009): 6.78
  • John Thompson (Stroudsburg, PA May 2009): 7.62
  • SLG (Glasgow, MT May 2009): 5.52
  • Chris Rhines (NRA Practice Session, June 2009): 5.23
  • Failure2Stop (Culpeper, VA August 2009): 5.90
  • Jimmy Creed (Los Alamos, NM August 2009): 5.66
  • Jeff Freuler (Smithfield, NC September 2009): 5.52
  • Joe S. (USMA West Point, NY October 2009): 5.79
  • Jeremy Jouette (Thibodaux, LA October 2009): 7.10
  • Randy Richardson (Memphis, TN January 2010): 5.38
  • Eric Beerbaum (Sacramento, CA March 2010): 6.25
  • Fritz Borke (Wilmington, OH March 2010): 6.59
  • Chris Rhines (Coraopolis, PA Apr 2010): 5.36*
  • Spencer Keepers (Oklahoma City, OK May 2010): 5.19
  • Vinh Tran (Culpeper, VA): 5.78
  • Stacey Hartford (Abbotsford, CA June 2010): 5.61 (full duty gear)
  • Bill Blowers (Ravensdale, WA July 2010): 5.16
  • Jimmy Creed (Los Alamos, NM August 2010): 4.59 (video)
  • James V. (Culpeper, VA October 2010): 6.38
  • John Nelson (Indianapolis, IN October 2010): 6.04
  • Brett Berg (Phoenix, AZ October 2010): 6.09
  • Rich (Azusa, CA November 2010): 5.62
  • Brian Ellington (College Park, GA March 2011): 4.66
  • Chris Carr (Sacramento, CA March 2011): 7.38
  • Jeremy Pagan (Ravensdale, WA March 2011): 5.32
  • NickA (College Station, TX April 2011): 8.06
  • Donnie Black (Sacramento, CA April 2011): 6.33
  • Bullets (Hartford, CT May 2011): 6.12
  • Michael Abshire (Wilmington, OH June 2011): 5.03
  • Mike Seeklander (Oklahoma City, OK June 2011): 4.80
  • Spencer Keepers (Oklahoma City, OK June 2011): 4.96
  • Spencer Keepers (Albuquerque, NM August 2011): 4.83
  • Eric Brown (Culpeper, VA September 2011): 6.96
  • John Nelson (Indianapolis, IN September 2011): 5.90
  • Corey Hubbard (Salt Lake City, UT October 2011): 6.59
  • Gary Smidt (Humble, TX December 2011): 6.58
  • L.K. (USMA West Point, NY February 2012): 5.80
  • Darren Mayo (Sacramento, CA March 2012): 5.18
  • Tony Mayer (Sacramento, CA March 2012): 5.80
  • Grant LaVelle (Pittsburg, KS March 2012): 6.16
  • Tim Parker (Covington, GA April 2012): 6.28
  • jstyer and “Pops” (tie) (College Station, TX April 2012): 5.76
  • smithjd (Culpeper, VA April 2012): 5.91
  • Samuel B. Long (Albuquerque, NM April 2012): 5.24
  • Joe Conners (Culpeper, VA June 2012): 6.28
  • CCT125US (Wilmington, OH June 2012): 4.84
  • Gabe White (Clackamas, OR July 2012): 4.58
  • Jack Fallon (Charlestown, RI Aug 2012): 6.42
  • Donald Wilhite (Pittsburgh, PA Sep 2012): 6.05
  • Jordan Nighbert (Albuquerque, NM Sep 2012): 4.89
  • Tom Scott (Denton, TX October 2012): 5.52
  • John Nelson (Indianapolis, IN October 2012): 6.
  • KAC (Oklahoma City, OK October 2012): 5.25

* This score was earned while shooting the “$20 penalty” version of the F.A.S.T. drill, in which the 3×5 target is surrounded by $20 dollar bills and a miss on the card costs the shooter $20.

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View the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame, listing all pistol-training.com students who achieved a ranking of Advanced or higher on the drill.

The F.A.S.T. test:

Range: 7 yards
Target: 3×5 card (head), 8″ plate (body)
Start position: weapon concealed or in duty condition with all holster retention devices active; shooter facing downrange in relaxed stance with arms down at sides
Rounds fired: 6

Drill begins from the holster, pistol loaded with exactly two rounds. On the buzzer:

  1. draw
  2. fire two rounds at the 3×5 box
  3. perform a slidelock reload
  4. fire four rounds at the 8″ circle

Official F.A.S.T. target:

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(click image to download; print on 8.5×14 Legal-size paper)

To count, the F.A.S.T. must be shot from concealment or from a recognized retention holster. Open-top retention holsters without concealment (e.g., Blackhawk SERPA, Safariland ALS) add an additional 0.50 to the shooter’s time. Using both a standard duty retention holster (e.g., Safariland SLS, SSIII) as well as flap/retention magazine pouches will result in a 0.50 reduction in recorded time.
Only scores earned during a pistol-training.com class or similar ptc-recognized event are eligible for record status or winning a F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin.