“Super Test” Shooting Drill

Skills Drills by Dave Spaulding Guns and Ammo Handguns Feb/Mar 2017

This drill is the creation of Wayne Dobbs and Daryl Bolke.

Here’s the drill:

This is a 30-round drill.  All stages start from a low ready position.

15 yards, 10 rounds in 15 seconds
10 yards, 10 rounds in 10 seconds
5 yards, 10 rounds in 5 seconds

This is scored by the numbers on a B8 Bullseye target.  Goal is 270 or better. 

After shooting for accuracy, Try shooting the drill again.  This time shoot it as fast as possible, still keeping all rounds on target.  Shoot the first stage in about 10 seconds, the second stage at about eight seconds, and the final stage around four seconds.


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Training Tip: Mozambique Drill


The Mozambique Drill, also known as the Failure Drill, Failure to Stop drill, or informally, "two to the chest, one to the head, is a close-quarters shooting technique that requires the shooter to fire twice into the torso of a target (known as a double tap to center of mass), and follow up with a more difficult head shot that, if properly placed, will instantly stop the target.

You will need an IDPA target or a 9” paper plate for the body target and a 4’X5” index card for the head. Start at 15 feet, from a low ready position. At the start signal raise the gun to a proper shooting position and rapidly fire two rounds (a double tap) to the body. Assess. Fire one shot to the head.   

This is a quick drill but only move as quickly as you can be accurate. After you have mastered this from a low ready position you can make the drill more challenging by drawing from your holster and adding a timer. A good time from a holster is 3 shots in 4 seconds.

Practice this drill from 3, 5, 7 and 10 yards.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and ConcealedCarry Magazine Feb/March 2017


Training Tip: Handgun Accuracy

by NRA Training Staff - Thursday, March 17, 2016

[Training Tip: Handgun Accuracy]

MoreWant to test your accuracy with a handgun? Here is a shooting drill that you can use to evaluate just how accurate you are.

Take a 3x5 file card and send it out to a distance of 15 feet. If you are at a range with a fixed backstop, move back 15 feet. Shoot a 5 shot group. If all the shots are on the file card, then it is time to back up another 5 feet.

Replace the file card, and shoot a five shot group from 20 feet... keep moving back with every completed 5 shot group.

Here is the catch, if you fail to hit all five shots you have to bring the target closer 5 feet and repeat! Miss too many times and you will find yourself back at the start.... How far can you go out?