Written by Greg Ellifritz
This shooting drill is one of the hardest I’ve ever attempted. I got it from Kyle Defoor’s page. It is a 70 shot drill with 700 possible aggregate points. Allegedly, no one has ever shot a perfect score. I certainly haven’t ever even come close. I’m happy if I get a score in the mid 400s on this one. It’s called “The Humbler” for a reason. Here’s the drill:
All shots fired at 25 yards on a B-8 Bullseye Target (printable HERE).
Stage 1- 10 rds slow fire in 10 minutes
Stage 2- 5 rds in 20 seconds from the draw (done two times)
Stage 3- 5 rds in 10 seconds from the draw (done two times)
Stage 4- 5 rds strong hand only in 5 minutes
Stage 5- 5 rds in 20 seconds strong hand from the draw
Stage 6- 5 rds in 10 seconds strong hand from the draw
Stage 7- 5 rds weak hand only in 5 minutes
Stage 8- 5 rds kneeling in 5 minutes
Stage 9- 5 rds in 20 seconds standing to kneel with the draw
Stage 10-5 rds prone in 5 minutes
Stage 11-5 rds in 20 seconds standing to prone with the draw
I’m guessing that most of my readers won’t be able to score 300 points on this one the first time they try it. Instead of practicing the full drill as described (and only getting more frustrated), I suggest that you start out at a closer distance and gradually work your way up to 25 yards.
I’ve been integrating this one into each of my recent practice sessions. I started out at five yards and shot the drill. If I scored more than 630 points (90%) I moved the target back two more yards on my next attempt. If I shot a score under 630, I looked at which stages I screwed up. I did multiple repetitions of that stage at the closer range until I could successfully “pass.” At that point, I move the target two yards farther and try the drill again.
I’ve been starting off most of my practice sessions with this drill for a couple months and have seen a noticeable improvement in my shooting. Give it a try!
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