Category Archive: Practice Drills

May
08

Creative Dry Fire – Field Courses!

The last re-post of my older Practice Drills blog posts – this one is probably my favorite. I think we opened some eyes out there on this one! I’m not one of those folks who can stand and do 10 million draws in a row. I get bored, lose focus, and start working bad habits, …

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May
07

More Variations on The Partials

Following my original post on Versatile Target Arrays, I received a PM from Eric Stanley on the Benoverse with some up to date notes on the practice array he’s currently using. What follows are basically the notes that Eric sent me. A little history might make sense – Eric is a GM who primarily shoots …

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May
06

No Easy Shots!

When do you see the hardest shots? When you arrive at a match, do you feel like the targets suddenly got smaller, or farther away? Does the A-zone look like its about 2″ across. What about those tight shots with no-shoots all around? If you’ve had those sensations, its quite likely that the target arrays …

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May
03

Standards Drills for Practice

Another blast from the past! What does the word “Standards” make you think of? Torture? Inhuman cruelty? Sadistic match direction? Or, does it inspire thoughts of confidence? Smug satisfaction at free match points? I’ll bet its one of the first ones, isn’t it? Why do standards exercises invoke such fear and concern in most people? …

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Apr
28

Versatile target arrays for practice

There will be a series of posts coming that were posted on the older version of this blog. I had previously been posting them with their original posting dates, but this next set concerns practice drills and exercises, and those are always good to review – so I’m going to post them with current dates! …

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Apr
13

Ball and Dummy for Dummies

How’s that for a fantastical, controversial headline? One of the most venerable, long standing drills for assessing and addressing the trigger jerk, the “Ball and Dummy” drill turns out to be basically worthless…. if used improperly.

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Feb
21

Dot Torture

Here’s an interesting drill from Todd Green over at pistol-training.com – Dot Torture.

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