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Basic Training CCW Skills Drills

3 yards
On the signal draw keeping the gun in the retention position (Gun close to body) and fire 2 rounds center mass. Repeat twice for a total of 6 rounds.

5 yards
On signal draw and fire either 1 round or dedicated pairs firing strong hand only. It is advisable to make some shots eye level point shots with hard focus on the target, not the sights. Fire a total of 6 rounds.

3 yards
On signal back away from the target, draw and fire 3 rounds center mass while moving. Try to get to the 7 yard line by the time you fire your last round. Repeat once for a total of 6 rounds.

7 yards
On signal draw and fire a dedicated pair center mass, slowly go to ready and scan the area and reholster. Repeat twice for a total of 6 rounds.

7 yards
Move from center of target a few steps. On signal draw and fire 3 rounds center of mass moving laterally across the range. Repeat going in the opposite direction. Move only as fast as you can hit the target.

6 and 10 yards
Draw and fire 1 round on each of 3 targets placed at varied distances on the range. Targets are placed between 6 and 10 yards, also vary heights of targets. Repeat using dedicated pairs on each target.

7 yards
Place firearm on the ground, on the signal with your strong hand tucked into your belt pick up the firearm with your support hand and fire 1 round center of mass. Repeat once for a total of two rounds.

15 yards
Draw and fire 1 round in 2.5 seconds. Repeat twice for a total of 3 rounds. These should be very precise hits.

I believe these were written by Ken Hackathorn..

List some of your favorites guys..
 

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Heres another the famous Tueller Drill by Sgt. Dennis Tueller

Teaches: speed draw and fire under stress.
Requires: three people, or two people and a timer.

The Tueller Drill is essentially an exercise, under stress, to measure your draw and first shot in terms of distance rather than time. The area that a charging assailant is able to cover in the time it takes you to draw and fire gives you a good idea of what a "safe distance" threshold is.
At the time of the original Drill, Gunsite expected a 1.5 second par time for drawing from concealment and firing two shots at a 3-yard target. Tueller found that the average distance an assailant could travel in 1.5 seconds, starting from standing still, was about 21 feet. Any closer, and the assailant might start grappling with you before the shot can go off.
There have been many arrangements of the Tueller Drill. The simplest is to have the "assailant" start back-to-back with the shooter. At the signal, the runner runs and the shooter draws and fires at a 3-yard IPSC target. At the sound of the shot, the runner stops and the distance is measured. If the shot was good (A-zone), the distance counts as the shooter's "score."
 

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We've run the Tueller Drill with airsoft and aluminum training knives, or a shot timer and aluminum training knife. It's something anyone who has a gun for the purpose of self-defense should experience...it can be a real eye opener.

A drill I was taught to help improve my draw:

20 repetitions of your draw (however you were taught), slow and smooth, concentrating on exactness of form.

20 repetitions of your draw at "normal" speed - as fast as you can while maintaining proper form/technique.

20 repeitions of your draw as fast as you possibly can, with little to no emphasis placed on form and technique.

20 repetitions of your draw (however you were taught), slow and smooth, concentrating on exactness of form.

The idea is that the first two sets of reps help your body learn the form and technique, eliminating wasted motions and concentrating on smoothness of form to gain speed. The third set is to help you develop those muscles for faster action. The last set is a return to emphasis on form, so the ultra-fast motions you just did are not 'programmed' as incorrect motions into your system.

I usually draw and stage the trigger, but don't actually break the trigger. UNLOADED GUN, PLEASE...unless you're on a range that will let you safely do this w/ live ammo.

If you don't practice your draw often, you may be surprised at how much of a workout this simple drill can be.

-JT
 

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The idea is that the first two sets of reps help your body learn the form and technique, eliminating wasted motions and concentrating on smoothness of form to gain speed. The third set is to help you develop those muscles for faster action. The last set is a return to emphasis on form, so the ultra-fast motions you just did are not 'programmed' as incorrect motions into your system.
-JT
Sounds like a good martial arts style workout. Alternate speed and control.
 

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#3 CQC on the Move Ken Hackathorn
Ammunition Required: 50 rounds
Target: IDPA silhouette scored 5-4-2.

Time Limits: Basic time limits as noted. As shooter skill increases, either shorten the time limits or increase the distance to the target.

Stage 1 -- 3 yards/Close Combat
Shooting is done from a close combat/weapon retention position, with the weapon already drawn. Fire 2 rounds in 2 seconds. 3X total of 6 rounds.

Stage 2 -- 3 yards/Retreating from the target On signal, begin backing away from the target. Draw and engage the target with at least 3 rounds
while moving backwards. You should end the movement at the 10 yard line. 2X. Total of 6 rounds. Your goal is to rapidly gain distance from the threat while you are drawing and engaging the target. The greater the distance you are from the threat, the greater your chances of survival.

Stage 3 -- 5 yards/Strong Hand Only
On signal, draw and engage the target with 2 rounds in 4 seconds STONG HAND ONLY. 3X. Total of 6 rounds.

Stage 4 -- 7 yards/Double Taps
On signal, draw and engage the target with 2 rounds in 4 seconds. 4X. Total of 8 rounds.

Stage 5 -- 7 yards/Lateral Movement
How to perform this drill depends on the configuration of your range facility. The goal is to draw, begin lateral movement, and engage the target with three rounds. This should be accomplished moving to your strong side, and also to your weak side. 2X. Total of 6 rounds.
This exercise increases your skills at placing your shots effectively while moving to cover or if your only path of escape is moving laterally. Go slowly at first, and then pick up your speed of movement only as fast as you can get good hits.

Stage 6--7 or 10 yards/Multiple Targets
Facing three targets. On signal, draw and engage each target with two rounds, perform a mandatory reload, and re-engage each target with two rounds. Total of 12 rounds fired. Par time is 15 seconds for auto pistols and 18 seconds for revolvers.

Stage 7 -- 15 yards/Single Target for accuracy
On signal, draw and engage the target with 1 round in 3 seconds. 6X. Total of 12 rounds.
 

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The Drill Clint Smith
100 rounds
Clint has come up with a simple Drill to maintain skill needed for self-defense.
11 Targets
Standard white paper plates and a 3” X 5” index card at 15 yards for all exercises will be used.
Stack dinner plates one above the other with the index card placed above the top dinner plate.
Marksmanship
“Shoot well not fast”
From the ready position fire 10 singles on chosen target.
From the ready position fire 5 sighted doubles.
(Practice your trigger reset.)
Loading
Put one round in your handgun, fire, when the gun goes empty keep the muzzle on the target and
reload.
“An empty gun is not bad luck; it’s simply a reality of being in a fight.”
Keep the gun between you and the target and reload. Do this Drill 10 times.
Non-Compliant Threats
From the ready position fire 2 shots on the center plate and 1 shot on the card. Do this 2 times.
Fire 3 shots on the center plate and 1 on the card. Do this 2 times.
Fire 2 shots on the center plate, 2 shots on the lower plate and 1 shot on the card. Do this 1 time.
Slow down for your head shots. “Remember the head is not a smaller target, it’s just different.”
Drawing
Practice our drawing stroke smoothly, speed comes with practice. Fast is spelled SMOOOOTH.
With an UNLOADED firearm draw 10 to 15 times correctly, and smoothly, following through to
include a sight picture and hammer fall. (Remember your dry fire practice rules.)
Load, draw and fire 10 singles, holstering between shots. Remember safety on and finger straight
while holstering.
While drawing take one step back and fire 1 shot. Do this 10 times.
Remember: M & M. “Maximize the distance, minimize the threat.”
Malfunctions
“Fights and family vacations have something in common, they rarely come out the way they
were planned.”
Leave the magazine unseated with one in the chamber and fire when ready.
Stick a piece of brass in the top of the ejection port.
Set up a double feed.
The response is always the same, when the gun does not fire. Tap the magazine. Rack the slide
harder and attempt to fire. If it still doesn’t work, remove the magazine and place under your
strong hand little finger. Rack the slide 3 times and reload the gun and fire if you have a valid
target.
Run variations 5 times and after clearing, fire 1 shot to complete the cycle of operation in your
head. Go slow and do it correctly. You have 21 rounds for this portion.
Strong and Support Hand
Fire 5 shots strong hand only from the ready position, carefully transfer the gun to your support
hand and fire 5 shots.
Go slowly and carefully, speed and skill will come with time – and practice.
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Depending on your skill level lessen the distance if you’re not hitting the target. Only hits
count!! Beginners should start at 5 yards and move back as skill increases.
 

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The ability to conduct these kinds of drills is why I finally joined a local gun club that has pocket "bermed" ranges where draw/fire/move techniques can be practiced.
 

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For those that dont have access to ranges where these types of drills can be practiced, you might consider an airsoft and paper targets and adapt the drills accordingly. Practice right in your own backyard.
 

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For those that dont have access to ranges where these types of drills can be practiced, you might consider an airsoft and paper targets and adapt the drills accordingly. Practice right in your own backyard.
That's an excellent idea. I'll just have to find a location away from the prying eyes of the neighbors. Is the weight of the Airsoft guns close to that of the real thing?
 

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That's an excellent idea. I'll just have to find a location away from the prying eyes of the neighbors. Is the weight of the Airsoft guns close to that of the real thing?
Most of the better ones are exact duplicates in size and close to weight. Great for improving handling skills and getting shots on target while moving.
 
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