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Engagement Strategy Carbine Drill

Here’s I’m just training to cut the danger in half by seeking cover from one bad guy while engaging the other one. Then I use cover, and switch hands & shoulder, to engage the second bad guy.

To switch shoulders I have to manipulate my sling, pulling on the tail to change it from shortest length to longest length so that I can get it across my body to my left shoulder. Then I’m using left-handed grip and left eye to keep my danger/exposure to a minimum when I engage.

You’ll also see me crouch down on the last couple of reps as I engage the second bad guy from cover. This is because he saw me run to cover and expects me to come out at the same horizontal level. I gain a half second or so by engaging from a different horizontal level than he likely expects

KAK 308 Bolt Carrier Group

The single ejector on the bolt of my M5 .308 has failed so I’m going to give the dual-ejector setup a try. A .308 is a punishing caliber for the AR platform and components take a beating. I’m hoping this dual ejector will prove to be effective and more durable than the previous setup.

KAK BGC

Short CQB Carbine Drill

by Andy Rutledge 0 Comments

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.

Remington 700 VTR Chassis .308

by Andy Rutledge 2 Comments

I got to put my hands on and bunch of rounds through my friend Keith’s Remington 700 VTR chassis .308 today. I have to say it’s a fantastic setup. It’s about the lightest chassis .308 I’ve ever picked up. Thoroughly enjoyed shooting this bad boy. Check out the triangular barrel and integral brake cuts!

Rem700 VTR .308

M5 .308 CQB Drills

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.

Nighttime Rifle Drills

Spent last night at Proactive Defense for Drills Night. We started with dry manipulations as the sun was setting. When it got completely dark, we started live-fire drills: manipulations and accuracy drills in the dark, using our weapons lights while firing (only). It was a beautiful night with a great bunch of folks.

nighttime rifle drills