Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Range Fun

Recently I came across this "Establishing Your Baseline" drill from The Tactical Professor. This 50 round drill can be done with a wide range of targets, and is suitable for shooting at an indoor range. The general drill is you load your magazines to five rounds, and repeat the same 10 round sequence at 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 yards. All strings are fired from low ready, and there's no clock. The shot sequence is as follows:

1) One shot at center, follow through for 1 second, back to low ready.
2) Two shots at center, follow through for 1 second, back to low ready.
3) Three shots at center. You will be at slide lock after 2 shots,  reload to fire 1 more.
4) Four shots at center to slide lock.

I'm always looking for different drill to make the best use of the indoor range, so I decided to try it out this week on a IDPA practice target.

What hits count for score is left to the decision of the shooter; after all you are establishing a baseline for comparison later. My intent was to count hits in the -0 and -1 zones, though my goal was to get all -0 hits. Obviously I didn't meet that goal. That one flier is especially annoying. 

In any event, the drill was fun and took very little time. I'll try it again in the near future with a little more focus. I finished up my time shooting another 50 rounds of just body and head shots at 10 yards. For that set I kept it to just three -1 hits. That was enough to give me a smile to get through the rest of the work day.

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