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Old December 29th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #16
 
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These drills are great, but where do you practice them? I'm not allowed to do ANY of this kind of stuff other than slow fire and 2-3 shot bursts at my local indoor range? Is there ever a time when you can go practice this sort of thing at indoor ranges?
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Old December 31st, 2008, 05:03 AM   #17
 
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These drills are great, but where do you practice them? I'm not allowed to do ANY of this kind of stuff other than slow fire and 2-3 shot bursts at my local indoor range? Is there ever a time when you can go practice this sort of thing at indoor ranges?




Join a gun club with an outdoor range. I rarely shoot at an indoor range. Just like you said there is not much you can do in most of them.



go to www.idpa.com www.uspsa.org and look for clubs in your area. Clubs that have practical shooting matches will have like minded shooters to practice with.



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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #18
 
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Great info here.....Thanks!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the GREAT INFO!!
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Old May 13th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #20
 
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It takes far more than just doing drills for one to improve his combat handgunnary skills. One obvious and important omission from this thread is information pertaining to proper technique. Almost all of these techniques are utilized in both self-defense and competitive environments. Without proper technique, one can expend significant amounts of time and ammo on the drills and not achieve desired results, which can be quite frustrating. There are many technical nuances a lesser skilled combat handgunner can learn over time to both reduce their shooting times while also increasing the accuracy of their shots. Learning combat handgunnary is similar to learning other sports such as football, tennis, golf, etc. There are different ways to hold the club, racquet, ball, etc as well as different ways to throw and hit to produce different desired results. All this takes LOTS of repetition over time to learn as a skill. Fortunately, much of the combat handgunnary skills can be practiced at home instead of at the range firing live rounds of ammo (e.g., 1000s of practice draws and mag reloads using an unloaded gun with mags loaded with snap caps).



Also missing from this thread are suggestions for equipment selection. It goes without saying that equipment selection will help or hamper your combat handgunnary skills. The first obvious choice is the gun. Some shoot faster, while others shoot more accurately, while other draw faster, while others reload faster, while other index faster than the others, etc. Additionally, as oneís combat handgunnary skills improve over time, one usually finds that their first and even subsequent selections were not the right ones. Itís OK because equipment change is normal as one climbs the learning curve. In fact, if/when you get really good at this, you should be able to master all types of different configuration handguns. Other equipment selection considerations: custom mods to the gun, holster, mag pouches, belt, progressive reloader(!), etc. Finally, we canít forget the one important piece of equipment that quantifies the progression of your skills is the all-important shot timer.



Over the years, Iíve read numerous books, magazine articles, and watched instructional video on combat handgunnary skills. One single source book that I found that covers in great detail both the skills and equipment aspects of combat handgunnary is ďThe Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnary, 6th EdĒ by Massad Ayoob. IMO, Ayoobís book teaches the right skills the right way focusing on practical self-defense/IDPA style techniques. You can also find lots of combat handgunning video on internet venues such as youtube.



Most important thing to remember is to ENJOY both your practice sessions and the learning process too.



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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #21
 
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This is great... I think this is good enough for 2 places.



Mike, can you copy into this thread?



http://mp-pistol.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4611



I'll make it a sticky here also.





http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/HandgunDrills.pdf


Nice article, everyone has their own drills they like and this has some good options from the pros
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Old August 9th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #22
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http://pistol-training.com/



Some good drills for finding the balance between speed and accuracy!
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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #23
 
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Anyone have a good list or source for dry fire drills? Maybe something to improve IDPA skills?
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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #24
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Here are some dry fire drills that were listed on Matt Burkett's site. It has a timer, you set the time you want, draw and dry fire before within the time frame. Should help ya out a lot! As always, make sure your weapon is unloaded so you don't destroy a perfectly innocent monitor.



http://www.predatortactical.com/cart.php?m...detail&id=5
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #25
 
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I will try several of these to see if it will improve technique and results
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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #26
 
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Ball and dummy drill
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Old September 30th, 2011, 07:33 AM   #27
 
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I use several different drills but this is one of my most common. Equipment used: Pistol, holster, 1 empty magazine, 1 full magazine, target at desired range (I use 7-10 yards). Prep: Use loaded magazine to load pistol then remove and replace loaded magazine with empty magazine. Return pistol to holster and stow spare loaded magazine in typical carry location.



Drill:

- In normal carry clothes and configuration, draw pistol gain good sight picture and fire. Gun should slide lock on the empty magazine.

-Conduct immediate action by ejecting empty mag and replacing with loaded magazine.

-Get back on target, fire 1-2 more rounds and asses.

-remove full magazine, replace with empty magazine and re-holster.

-Repeat drill



I don't go hast and I focus on getting it right. I work through problems but try not to create them. To me this is more than an ammo management drill as it covers nearly every aspect of shooting from the draw.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:32 AM   #28
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fearless1 makes a good point but all the DVDs mags, and any other media doesn't replace formal training.



You really want to advance your shooting litteraly by leaps and bounds, take a basic formal class. It will be single best investment you can make for your shooting.



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