This is a simple drill to use cover for reloads while delivering 9 rounds on target: 3 with both hands, reload strong-hand only and 3 rounds strong hand, then reload weak-hand only and 3 rounds weak hand. Always ducking behind cover (hard to see the wall in the video) for the reloads.
Yeah, I didn’t notice that my shirt was off kilter and my pistol was not well concealed. Stuff happens. 🙂
This morning I worked from 15, 20, and 25 yards exclusively, all from concealment (of course). This is a snippet of some 15-yard work on two 8″ targets set 7 yards apart, 15 yards away. I was trying to stay under 2.4 seconds and mostly did. I think my second rep here was delayed a bit because I didn’t hear the start of the beep (drowned out by Kevin’s shots in the bay next to mine). Whatever.
Here I’m engaging from concealment each of 3 bad guys at 9, 12, and 18 yards with 2 shots each, then re-engaging each with a shot to the head.
The first/closest I’m just point shooting. The others I’m paying attention to the sight picture. Couple of not-so-great head shots on the 2 distant targets. That’s why they call it training. Need Moar!
This morning I spent a couple hundred rounds stepping off of the X and hitting and 8×8 plate at 25 yards from concealment. My average time is around 1.66 seconds (as this short video confirms). That first trigger press is always the hardest. For me, at least.
This is a short CQB drill from 15 yards just to get the blood moving today. Two shooting positions 10 yards apart, each with it’s own target. Going for A-zone hits with competent recoil management so the followup shot doesn’t swing wide. A variation would be to do this with a full magazine rather than stopping after 4 positions.
Having fun breaking in my 14″ build. Looks like I need to remove that muzzle swing while I’m running. It’s not so bad here, but it’s too much. Apparently I didn’t notice my mistake during the drill.
Today I worked some 25-yard drills. Here I’m working from concealment to get 10 shots on target inside of 9 seconds. The wind was blowing hard, moving the target and maybe the shots around a bit, but the effect was likely negligible. Looks like the two lower and one left shot were outside of what I wanted (aiming for top of the triangle). Need moar training!
To be clear, I am not aiming for “the triangle.” These targets are from one of the templates the range has. I used it so I wouldn’t have to make my own. However, that marked area is not a good representation of proper shot placement. Instead I’m aiming for the top of the triangle (and a bit above and blow it). here is my actual target area. So here, 3 shots were (way) outside of what I was going for.
At the range this morning I worked some CQB drills with my M5 .308. Today’s drills were not dynamic, but focused on accuracy, target transitions, and manipulations. It all went well until my extractor blade sheared off of the bolt(!). So got a new on on order. Ugh.
Here’s a bill drill at 15 yards (below). The point is to acquire and put 6 rounds on target in less than 1.5 seconds. This run shows a 1:34 time.
Here’s a target transition drill (below). I’m putting 2 rounds on each of two targets, spaced 10 yards apart, at 25 yards. Point is to finish both in less than 2 seconds. I generally ran around 1:50 – 1:60.
The action was random and the timing was set to 5 seconds, so it was super easy, but having to monitor both targets made it interesting. This is just a small clip of what I got to do. These are cool tools with wireless remote control and adjustable settings. I can see how they could be of use in shoot-or-no-shoot and multi-target drills. The price of these guys is not too bad!
In this drill, the scenario is that you are force to defend yourself against two armed individuals where you have no cover and you cannot outrun them. In such a situation it is best to overwhelm your attackers with aggression.
You draw and advance in an aggressive manner while stopping your attackers’ ability to do harm. In this case, 2 rounds on target one and 1 round on target two. Here I’m starting at 20 yards and beginning engagement at about 15 yards.
Notice that when I run empty, I immediately change direction (get off the line/X) while performing the reload. This action should be an unconscious, automatic response to an empty gun. Train to make it so.
You’ll see that I miss a couple of shots in a couple of instances, due in this case to rushing the shot; going to trigger break before my sight picture is perfect (also, walking and shooting can be tricky). This is why it’s called training. The point is to get better!