Written by: Greg Ellifritz
I got this drill from Todd Green’s Pistol-Training.com site. It was designed by Bill Wilson to update his classic “Bill Drill.”
The normal “Bill Drill” consists of drawing and firing six shots at the A-zone of an IPSC or USPSA Silhouette target from a distance of 20 feet. It is a good judge of draw time and rapid fire recoil control. Bill has updated his classic drill and created the “Bill Drill 2.” Here’s what it requires:
There are five strings of fire, each for time:
- Draw and fire 1 shot.
- Draw and fire 2 shots.
- Draw and fire 3 shots.
- Draw and fire 4 shots.
- Draw and fire 5 shots.
Bill Wilson suggests a 10-second total score as a goal. Add 1/2 second for each hit outside the A-zone.
I didn’t have any USPSA targets handy, so I used the printable A-zone below and pasted it onto a regular silhouette.
I ran this drill four times using my police duty gun (Glock 21) and duty holster (Safariland ALS). My times were as follows:
Run One- 8.72- no misses= 8.72
Run Two- 8.19- 1 miss= 8.59
Run Three- 7.95- 1 miss= 8.44
Run Four- 7.48- 3 misses= 8.98
As much as I like the Bill Drill, it can turn into a “hose fest” pretty quickly. I think variation two is a better drill for improving the drawstroke, time to first shot, and accuracy. I will be including it in my training regimen often. Give it a try!