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#1 B.S. DuBois

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

I'm a fan of this drill - try to do it at least once a session - really helps me with trigger control.

Feel free to post photos of how you did shooting this drill


Start at 3 yards. You have to get all 50 hits to pass. Once you can shoot the whole drill without a single miss, either increase the distance or add time pressure. For instance, try to finish the entire drill in under 5 minutes while maintaining 100% accuracy.

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  • Dot 1 – Draw and fire one string of 5 rounds for best group. One hole if possible, total 5 rounds.
  • Dot 2 – Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat X4, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 3 & 4 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #3, then 1 shot on #4, holster and repeat X3, total 8 rounds.
  • Dot 5 – Draw and fire string of 5 rounds, strong hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 6 & 7 – Draw and fire 2 shots on #6, then 2 on #7, holster, repeat X4, total 16 rounds.
  • Dot 8 – From ready or retention, fire five shots, weak hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 9 & 10 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #9, speed reload, fire 1 shot on #10, holster and repeat X3, total 6 rounds.
This is a great marksmanship drill that came from David Blinder at personaldefensetraining.com.

Full Size Printout - Attached File  dot-torture-target.pdf   25.93KB   199 downloads

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

If you can Consistently clean this at 3yds your doing good!!!! Once you can do that move back one yard at a time ( keep it clean thought) My best is clean at 7yds and 48 at 8yds.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

I will have to try this. Seems like a fun and effective drill for sight and trigger control.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:19 AM

This drill is good enough by itself, but the time pressure added makes it a great drill for USPSA/IDPA. Use a timer and record your times on each string of the drill. Get 2-3 clean runs then start setting goals for the drill.....like shooting it clean with every string .10 under your average. This one has really helped me out, you could spend a year shooting it at 3 yards and always learn something.

I always tried to shoot it cold

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

This is awesome! Gonna give this some time i think. Certainly will help me w/ the transition from open to ltd.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

sure is a great way to burn a few boxes of ammo!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:45 AM

This is my favorite drill. It tests many different skills and I always come away with lots of stuff to work on.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:28 AM

From what I said in the earlier post, I have stopped actually recording times for the strings. I cleaned this at 3 yards and have now moved to 5 yards (at match speed), crazy how much harder this drill gets with 2 extra yards.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Seems like it would be hard to remember all the different drills unless you stopped the timer to read the instructions in between.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

Seems like it would be hard to remember all the different drills unless you stopped the timer to read the instructions in between.


My first few times shooting it I had anoher target to peek at on the table next to me.

After a few times I've got it down. I shoot it backwards sometimes.

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#11 Eric Gambill

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Seems like it would be hard to remember all the different drills unless you stopped the timer to read the instructions in between.


I take an extra copy of the sheet with me on the clipboard.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

Wow! I'm a total newbie when it comes to actually shooting (competition or drills) but this sounds like an awesome training drill for any purpose! I'm going to have to try this!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

I'm going to run this tomorrow thanks for posting the PDF

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

This is rough! Thanks for posting.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

Crazy hard drill with a DA 1st shot! (Cz Shadow)
I've never come close to shooting this clean.


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#16 Scott Hearn

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Crazy hard drill with a DA 1st shot! (Cz Shadow)
I've never come close to shooting this clean.


Heh. Try it with a DA revolver...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

First one and I dropped one right out of #4 got hasty and it cost me. Made it to weakhand only and dropped another. So 48/50 2 down. Next session I'll clean it and then work on faster/further.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

Interesting drill Brandon.

 

I printed several copies of the dot target and will incorporate this into my practice session.

 

How do the Open shooters handle the difference in POI at 3 yards?  With my gun, the red dot sets 2.10" above the bore and at 3 yards it hits 1.70" low.

 

Do they for the center of the dot and allow for the difference  when evaluating the target?   Or do they compensate by aiming 1.7" high?

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Interesting drill Brandon.

 

I printed several copies of the dot target and will incorporate this into my practice session.

 

How do the Open shooters handle the difference in POI at 3 yards?  With my gun, the red dot sets 2.10" above the bore and at 3 yards it hits 1.70" low.

 

Do they for the center of the dot and allow for the difference  when evaluating the target?   Or do they compensate by aiming 1.7" high?

 

Thanks.

 

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#20 Eric Gambill

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

Im out to 7yds on this, the weakhand is where you make or break a clean run.

I've moved on to the Garcia dot drill for most of my dot shooting.

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