Here are four reps of a drill I do every week at the indoor range, in my narrow lane. It’s a fundamental gun-handling drill that others are built upon. Here I’m shooting at a silhouette at 7 yards. The image (below) shows the results of a few passes at 7 yards and you might just be able to make out the silhouette I’ve drawn on the target.

The drill is:

  • Move off the X while loading a 1-round magazine and rack the slide,
  • Fire 1 round to chest, gun locks back empty,
  • Reload from concealed 2-round magazine while moving off of the X,
  • Fire 1 round to chest, 1 round to face.

Yes, that one shot in the middle-left is off target. In the real world, that’s called “a lawsuit” (we are responsible for every round that leaves our muzzle).

2-mag drill target at 10 yards