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Two, I mean Three Bad Guys

Today’s training included some close-range drills with multiple targets. After a few reps we started to regard the second target as a new bad guy who arrived late. In this drill I engaged the second bad guy and was performing an admin reload (to ensure I had a full gun after the initial engagements) and my training partner Dave yelled, “Oh shit!” So I had to go back to the gun one-handed on a “new” bad guy. Wasn’t expecting that.

Good training.

Pistol Drill: Five Inside Out

For this drill you’ve got 5 targets setup at 10 yards–three 6-inchers, a 10″, and a milk bottle. At the beep, draw from concealment and put one round on each, starting from the middle and then clearing the rest.

I did the drill about 25 times and while I had plenty of clean runs, I also had plenty of 1-miss runs; like this string of five in a row. :-/ Moar training!

Reload and Re-engage Drill

This is a simple reload drill. The target is the little round 6″ steel plate at 10 yards, third from the left.

I’ve got one in the pipe and an empty magazine. Draw from concealment and put one round on target, pistol is empty, move off of the X and reload from concealment, then re-engage the target with two more rounds. Should take less than 4 seconds.

Flee-Then-Engage Drill

This drill supposes you’re running away from an armed assailant, then a second cuts you off and you must defend.

Draw from concealment and put 2 rounds on the 8″ plate at 10 yards, you run empty so perform a reload and put 1 round on the other bad guy while advancing on him (intimidation factor works on most folks, causing panic or surrender or sloppiness).

I did this drill about 20 times today. This run was toward the end. Good workout!

Full-Mag Fatigue Drill

I ran this drill 18 times today. “Fatigue drill” is right.

I’m setup here at 15 yards on a 12″ (not 10″) steel plate. The point is to run this drill several times in succession and maintain accuracy as you get more and more tired.

I started out with 1 miss on my first run, then had 2 per, then 3 per, and ended up with 4 misses on each of my last 4 runs. Fatigue is a thing. More training.

Near the end you can hear Gunny yelling at me about my misses. I can always count on Gunny to keep me humble, and every time I miss it seems he’s standing behind me. Usually with a comment at the ready. 🙂

Two Directions From Concealment

Here I’m just working on directional fundamentals here, ensuring that I’m turning from my hips and not my waist to engage targets spaced far apart in two directions.

Using my EDC pistol: Glock 19. I was pretty consistent today with good hits at 2:10 or so, but I was working on getting consistent hits under 2 seconds. It worked out.

Two Targets at 15 Yards

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.

Pistol Drill: Three Bad Guys

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!