Check Out These Bad Ass Shooting Drills For The Typical Bad Ass

Photo Apr 10, 13 35 11Here’s a few rifle/pistol drills that can be done on the RE Factor Kill Zone target.  Each drill includes description, times, and skills worked.  These are derived from drills I used to have to qualify on quarterly.

Rifle multi-target engagement:
Drill: Shooter will begin at the low ready or high port at the 10 yard line.  There will be 1 target 7 yards away and 1 target 10 yards away.  On the buzzer, shooter will engage the 7 yard target with 2 rounds, then engage the 10 yard target with 2 rounds.
Grading criteria: All shots must remain within the “A” zone.
Novice: 3.5 seconds
Intermediate: 2.75 seconds
Advanced: 2 seconds
Skills:
⦁    Sight picture acquisition
⦁    Trigger manipulation
⦁    Target transitions

Rifle reload:
Drill: Shooter will begin at the low ready or high port at the 7 yard line.  There will be 1 target 7 yards away.  On the buzzer, shooter will engage the target with 1 round, conduct a bolt-lock reload, then engage the target with 1 round.
Grading criteria: Shots must remain within the “A” zone.
Novice: 5 seconds
Intermediate: 4.5 seconds
Advanced: 4 seconds
Skills:
⦁    Sight picture acquisition
⦁    Trigger manipulation
⦁    Bolt-lock reloads

Rifle to pistol transition:
Drill: Shooter will begin at the low ready or high port at the 7 yard line.  On the buzzer, shooter will engage the target with 2 rifle rounds, transition to pistol, then engage the target with 2 pistol rounds.
Grading criteria: Shots must remain within the “A” zone.
Novice: 4.5 seconds
Intermediate: 4 seconds
Advanced: 3.5 seconds
Skills:
⦁    Sight picture acquisition (rifle and pistol)
⦁    Trigger manipulation (rifle and pistol)
⦁    Weapon transition

President Pro-Tem:
Drill: Shooter will begin at the low ready or high port at the 10 yard line with 3 targets approximately 24-36” apart (adjust for target array restrictions).  On the buzzer, shooter will engage each target with 2 rifle rounds, conduct a bolt-lock reload, then engage each target with 2 more rifle rounds.SnapShot
Grading criteria: Shots must remain within the “A” zone.
Novice: 10 seconds
Intermediate: 9.5 seconds
Advanced: 9 seconds
Skills:
⦁    Sight picture acquisition
⦁    Trigger manipulation
⦁    Target transition
⦁    Bolt-lock reload

President Pro-Tem 2:
Drill: Shooter will begin at the low ready or high port at the 10 yard line with 3 targets approximately 24-36” apart (adjust for target array restrictions).  On the buzzer, shooter will engage each target with 2 rifle rounds, transition to their pistol, then engage each target with 2 pistol rounds.
Grading criteria: Shots must remain within the “A” zone.
Novice: 11 seconds
Intermediate: 10.5 seconds
Advanced: 10 seconds
Skills:
⦁    Sight picture acquisition
⦁    Trigger manipulation
⦁    Target transition
⦁    Weapons transition

Give these a try and post up your times to the comments!

About the author

Joel is an 11 year veteran of the US Coast Guard, where he has served at various units including the International Training Division and Maritime Security Response Team. He has held qualifications including Deployable Team Leader/Instructor, Direct Action Section Team Leader, and Precision Marksman – Observer. He has deployed/instructed on five continents and served in quick reaction force roles for multiple National Special Security Events in the US. He is the owner of Hybrid Defensive Strategies, LLC in Chesapeake, VA, and can be contacted on Facebook and Instagram. Any opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Coast Guard or the US Government.

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