Drill of the Week #1

Drawing is a critical part of self-defense with a firearm.

As Citizen Defenders, we don't walk around with our firearms out in our hands. In most communities this would be.....bad. Instead we have to get the firearm from our holster and get it on target quickly and accurately.

Accuracy is based upon a standard. That standard could be anything that we want, from center mass, to a half of an 8.5"x11" sheet of paper, to the "T-Box" in the CNS zone, but whatever standard of accuracy we deem as "acceptable" we have to practice being able to place the first round from your draw where we want it.

In this Drill, I'm going to do single shots from an open draw at varying distances. What this works is our ability as Defenders to engage in proper shooting fundamentals following a draw.

For many, drawing the firearm places their hands in odd places on the gun. No wrist rotation or a crappy grip, but not in the perfect body position to accurately hit the threat. When you add the complexity of a tight standard of accuracy and the increased demand for management of the shooting fundamentals that distance requires, you now have a challenging drill.

In this drill I only work on accuracy following the draw, but in other times, I've added a speed and lethality requirement (say head shots only) and you can really see that just the simple practice of drawing to a standard of accuracy can be taken in a lot of different directions.

Check it out. And if you want the PDF for this drill, just go to the PDF Downloads tab and fill it out with your name and email and code: Drill #1.