A worthy pistol drill...

Andy in NH

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Aug 14, 2007
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Have you tried the Dot torture drill?
Yes - Dot Torture is a classic!

There's no time limits with Dot Torture, so it is fairly easy to clean.

Prep Time has time limits and the author suggests several ways to increase the difficulty if desired.

Of course, the difficulty of Dot Torture (or any drill) can increased in numerous ways; adding times, distance, start position, and/or exercise.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po_e-jly7Qs

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjRbJczXYpo

Did this drill today. I like that it works on recoil control, trigger control and enter/exit movements. I ran this a 7 yards, drill actual calls for 5, an I forgot my index cards.

Wasn't overly happy with my movement today, felt like a could knock off some time there and get it in the high 4s. But split times felt good a .20, which is really the fastest I can consistently pull the trigger
I recently took a class (Cognitive Pistol with Tactical Anatomy) from John Hearne of Two Pillars Training.

One of the drills we did was his take on Justin Dyal's Five Yard Roundup.

In John's version he had us shoot the drill at cartoon head targets with the B-8 replacement center photocopied on the back for scoring.

From the firing line this is what we saw:


When I hold the target up to the light, you can see the scoring rings behind it.

5 yard roundup face light.jpg

This was a great drill as the shootist had to find a suitable aiming point on the face and not just aim at the center of the black bull.

I scored a 94/100.
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