Written by: Greg Ellifritz
Hardwire Tactical recently posted a new shooting drill on their Facebook page. It is a drill that is indoor range friendly (no drawing from a holster), quick to shoot and easy to remember. It should serve as a great option for those of you looking to track baseline performance. They call this one “The Super Test.”
Here’s the drill:
This is a 30-round drill. All stages start from a low ready position.
15 yards, 10 rounds in 15 seconds
10 yards, 10 rounds in 10 seconds
5 yards, 10 rounds in 5 seconds
This is scored by the numbers on a B8 Bullseye target. Goal is 270 or better.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I start all of my training sessions cold with a timed and scored drill. I use the same drill for several months at a time so I can track my performance, looking for steady and noticeable changes in time or score. For a long while I used The Humbler as my starting drill. For the last several weeks, I’ve switched to this one. I like it a lot.
It’s simple, fast to shoot, and easy to score. It’s also unforgiving of poor trigger control. That’s what I’m looking for.
Darryl and Wayne want their students to score 270 out of a possible 300 points. I think that’s a challenging, but reasonable standard.
I have been shooting it two times at the start of every training session. The first time, I try to shoot it as accurately as possible given the time limits. I usually score somewhere around 290. The highest score I’ve gotten on this one is 294.
After shooting for accuracy, I shoot the drill again. This time I shoot it as fast as possible, still keeping all my rounds on target. I usually shoot the first stage in about 10 seconds, the second stage at about eight seconds, and the final stage around four seconds. When I shoot this fast, my score usually dips to somewhere around 275-280.
Give this one a try. I think you’ll enjoy it. And if they are teaching a class nearby, try to enroll in a class from Hardwired Tactical.