An excellent drill from Claude Werner, by way of Dr. Sherman House.
This isn’t about how badass you can be. It’s about how good you can be. The beauty of this drill is there is no time-pressure, and thus really no pressure overall. Can you do this? It’s not necessarily hard, but it will show you where you need work. I haven’t shot this yet, but I am pretty sure my work will come at 25 yards (and perhaps 15).
I also like the approach of using different guns for this. You might just see where X gun really isn’t that good, or perhaps it means you need more practice with that specific gun. While this drill wasn’t involved, it was in shooting the same drills with my M&P9 vs. my S&W 442 vs. my M&P Shield that basically told me it was time to give up the snub as my BUG and take the Shield a little more closely. When I get my NAA Guardian back from the factory, it’ll be curious to try all of this out with it.
Really, this is a good diagnostic drill to help you understand where you are, and where you need more work. It helps you vet your gear too. Challenge yourself — it’s how you get better.
As I’ve already written about in the past few posts, I recently attended the RANGEMASTER Polite Society Tactical Conference. One class I attended there was presented by Darryl Bolke of Hardwired Tactical Shooting, from Dallas TX. The lecture was entitled, “The Secrets of Highly Successful Gunfighters.”
Darryl talked about the legendary lawmen, of both the distant and recent past. Some of these men had been his mentors, and he made careful notes of the skills he observed these men to have in common. A common thread through all of these men was their capability to deliver extremely accurate fire, under the threat and pressure of tense situations AND/OR incoming gunfire! Having the ability to deliver, on demand, gunshots to either the fist-sized vital zone of the upper chest, or…
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