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Old March 18, 2006, 01:35 AM   #1
Jeff22
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Practice Drills

100 round Handgun Practice Drill -Modified
As described by Leroy Thompson
In COMBAT HANDGUNS Magazine
August 2000
Pages 72-75

Target Used: As available. IDPA or IPSC silhouette targets preferred.
Time Limits: Time limits based on the skill set of the group being trained. Exercises from concealment require a longer time limit. Accuracy should be emphasized over speed.

Stage 1 -- 3 yards/Close Combat
On signal, draw and engage the target with 2 rounds from a weapon retention/close combat position. 5X. total of 5 rounds.

Stage 2 -- 3 yards/Double Tap
On signal, draw and engage the target with 2 rounds. 3X total of 6 rounds.

Stage 3 -- 3 or 5 yards/Failure to Stop Drill
On signal, draw and engage the target with 2 rounds to the body and 1 round to the head. 2X total of 6 rounds.

Stage 4 -- 3 or 5 yards/Precision Shooting
The target to be engaged should be partially screened by a "no shoot" target. 2/3rd to 1/2 of the threat target should be visible. On signal, draw and engage the threat target with 2 rounds. 3X total of 6 rounds. -10 points for each hit on a "no shoot" target.

Stage 5 -- 5 yards/Strong Hand Only
On signal, draw engage the target with 2 rounds STRONG HAND ONLY. 3X total of 6 rounds.

Stage 6 -- 5 yards/Shooting while moving laterally
6A -- Draw and engage the target with 2 rounds while walking from the left. 3X total of 6 rounds.
6B -- Draw and engage the target with 2 rounds while walking from the right. 3X total of 6 rounds.

Stage 7 -- 10 yards/Multiple targets
Three threat targets are set up 10 yards down range. On signal, draw and engage each target with 2 rounds, perform a mandatory reload, and re-engage each target with 2 rounds. 1X total of 12 rounds. (To modify this drill into the classic "El Presidente" exercise, have the shooter begin with his/her back to the targets. On signal, pivot then draw and perform the drill)

Stage 8 -- 10 yards/Weak hand only
The target is engaged with 1 round WEAK HAND ONLY. To begin, the shooter can draw strong hand and then transfer to the weak hand before shooting. Then the shooter can begin with the weapon held in the weak hand at low ready. As shooter proficiency and dexterity increases, the drill can begin with with the shooter performing a WEAK HAND ONLY DRAW of the holstered weapon. 5X total of 5 rounds.

Stage 9 -- 15 yards/Use of cover
Three threat targets are set up. High or low cover is set up at the 10 and 15 yard lines. At the signal, the shooter moves laterally to cover at the 10 yard line, draws and engages each target with 2 rounds, reloads behind cover then moves cover at the 15 yard line and re-engages each target with 2 rounds. 2X total of 24 rounds.


Stage 10 -- 25 yards/Precision shooting
On signal, draw and engage the target with 6 rounds. 2X total of 12 rounds.

Stage 12 -- 50 yards/Prone shooting
On signal, draw and move to the prone position and engage with target with 6 rounds. 1X total of 6 rounds.
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