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Old August 15, 2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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IDPA 150 round practice video and Training Question

Hello all,

While perusing through youtube, I stumbled upon IDPAtv's channel and found this training video on practicing speed, reloading, and accuracy drills. I personally found the video pretty informative but was curious as to your thoughts.

The video goes through a number of drills such as the F.A.S.T. drill, Bill drill, draw & fire, Mozambique, 1R2 drills, etc.

On a broader note, what drills do you find effective for combat pistol training?


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Old August 15, 2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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I found things like a El-Presidente or Vice Presidente with a small stop plate at the end were good skill builders.

My friends and I came up with a home dry-fire drill that we found to be effective, though it was built more around new USPSA shooters like we were at the time. It was:

Clear and show clear, holster your cleared gun hammer down. Put a 3x5 card on the wall 10' feet away.

Using a timer for the random beep, draw and engage the 3x5 card with a double tap. Since your gun is hammer down you don't have to worry about cocking the hammer. Do a dry-reload and press-press again. Repeat for about 10-15 minutes.

The nice thing about this exercise is that it covers a lot of ground- reaction, draw, front sight, reload, etc.
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Old August 15, 2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. Good stuff. Great to see training info on a training message board. I'm a noob to the board but not to shooting and am happy to find this thread.

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