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This is a discussion on pistol drills within the MP Talk forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I thought I would post some of my favorite pistol drills over the next few days [list]draw and fire one shot taking care to follow ...


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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #1
 
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pistol drills

I thought I would post some of my favorite pistol drills over the next few days






[list]draw and fire one shot taking care to follow through. Go no faster than you can get "A" hits 10 yds



draw and fire two shots taking care to follow through. The placement of the shots should be very close together. Go no faster than you can get "A" hits 10 yds



Old standard 2 to the body one to the head. The head shot should be fired on the muzzle rise & should like one continuous string. Bang Bang Bang not Bang Bang Bang 7 yds



six shots in 2 sec. It sounds easy but it takes a sub 1 sec. draw and .20 splits. Pretty darn hard to do consistently. I'll generally try 5-6 times and if I make it once I quit. 7 yds



3 targets 3 yards apart. 2 shots on the center 1 on each outside target and 2 more in the center. This drill makes you focus on sight alignment and should sound like one string. That is time between shots on one target should be the same as shots between targets. 5-10 yds



Same as A but 1 shot on the center 2 shots on each outside target and 1 more in the center. I find this drill harder to do correctly as I really want to fire 2 shots on the center target to start. 5- 10 yds



Variation on above but the center target is at 5 yes. Start on the center target Fire 1 at the center 2 shots on each outside target and 1 more on the center. This is fired 3 times once facing downrange once facing right and once facing left. 5-10 yds



stand behind low barricade drop to kneeling and fire 2 shots at a different target from each position (right cover center cover and left

cover 12 yds



Hackathorn's famous drill. Make a square about 5 yards on a side. Start at any corner and fire two shots on each target while moving to the next corner. Keep going until you are back to the starting point. This is the best shooting while moving drill that there is. Keep your knees bent. and try not to forget where you are. 7-12 yds



Set up 3 barrels at 10 15 & 20 yards in a zigzag pattern. Fire 2 shots at each target from each barrel while kneeling. Using good cover. Wear Hatch knee pads if you are old like me. 10-20 yds



fire 6 head shots on one target. If you are jerking the trigger this will "kill" you. "My gun shoots low left I'm not jerking the trigger" yea right!! 20 yds






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follow through question

Having NO expereince on competitive shoot I'm not really sure what you mean by follow through. Please elaborate.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #3
 
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Having NO experience on competitive shoot I'm not really sure what you mean by follow through. Please elaborate.


follow through has nothing much to do with competitive shooting but all to do with being able to shoot well.



The way I describe it is watching the front sight through the entire recoil cycle. You should see the sight move up off the point of aim and back down to the exact point as then the pistol was fired. I to this day remember when I first realized I could actually know where my shot went Other folks describe it as calling your shot. Either way it is a major part of being able to truly shoot well and second in importance to trigger control.



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On of my favorites that I shoot all the time is shot on the DEA dot target. It is real quick taking less than a minute. The drill is very hard to shoot clean. I start at 10 yards if I shoot clean I back up a step if not I go forward a step. The drill is all about trigger control (or the lack there of)



1. 1 shot from low ready at dot 1

2. 1 shot from low ready at dot 1

3. 1 shot at dot 2 from holster

4. 1 shot at dot 2 from holster

5. 2 shots on dot 3 from low ready

6. 2 shots on dot 4 from holster

7. 1 shot on dot 5 and 1 on dot 6 from ready

8. 1 shot on 6 reload one shot on 5 from holster



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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:48 AM   #5
 
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Thanks!
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:37 AM   #6
 
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thanks its always good to get a new set of drills
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 01:19 PM   #7
 
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Shooting & Moving



Fire one shot step off line fire one shot 4 times to the right and 4 times to the left

7 yards 16 rounds



Shooting while moving sideways



Fire 2 shots while moving to the left

Fire 2 shots while moving to the right

Repeat twice

7 yards 12 rounds



Fire three shots while moving to the left

Fire three shots while moving to the right

Repeat twice

7 yards 18 rounds



Shooting while retreating



Fire 6 shots while retreating take a step or two before firing

Repeat twice

Keep the pistol out of reach of the opponent until you get some distance

1 yard 18 rounds
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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
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 03:40 PM   #9
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do you have printable targets like this?
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #10
 
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I have a bunch of targets made in auto cad I can sent them to you if you can read them or I can convert them to something else if you can not.



I typically print targets on my 17/22" format printer



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Old December 4th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #11
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I have a plotter at work if you send them to me I'd love to get some.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #12
 
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X-Drill





Two IDPA targets spaced 3 yards apart 7 yards distant



One shot to the body of target 1 then one shot to the head of target 2

One shot to the body of target 2 then one shot to the head of target 1

Repeat twice



You should try to shoot this as fast as possible

the drill should teach you to speed up on easy shots (full body) and slow down for the more difficult shots





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Old December 12th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #13
 
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Ahhh the good ole days. I was ankle deep in brass in the 90s doing some of those drills.



If i recall my best time on a el pres was 3.79 and best on a mosambique sp? was 2.89
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i needed a little fine tuning w/ my normal routine. great instruction!
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Don't forget to practice mag changes.
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