adapted from the Hackathorn 3-second Headshot Standards

Range: 5yd

Target: three 2″ circles (.pdf target downloadable here)

Start position: varies (see below)

Rounds fired: 9

The iHack is an indoor range friendly version of the famous Hackathorn 3-Second Headshot Standards. The targets are much closer together but also significantly smaller than the regular version of the drill. Most shooters find this variation harder than the original so don’t be discouraged if your score is less than you expect the first time you try it.

PAR time is set to three seconds for each string. There are three strings of fire.

  1. Fire one (and only one) shot at each target, going from left to right
  2. Fire one (and only one) shot at each target, going from right to left.
  3. Fire one (and only one) shot at each target, beginning with the middle target and then finishing with the two outside targets in any order.

Shots fired after the 3-second PAR time count as misses. In total, you will fire nine rounds. A “passing” score is 7 out of 9.

Try the drill first from a standard ready position. If you can get all your hits, try it from a holster. If you can get your hits from the holster within the PAR time, try it from concealment.

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.