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Developmental Drill: RE Factor Series 2

silhouette-targets-pdf-targetsilhouetteThis month’s 2 of 3 Developmental Drills comes from the good folks over at RE Factor. Back in 2016 they posted several drills that aid in target acquisition, weapon manipulation and transition, sight picture, and speed. While today RE Factor has developed a number of training aids (targets, training deck, etc.) these individual developmental drills still push a shooter outside of their standard comfort zone to expose training weaknesses. In the case of all drills, a standard IDPA/USPSA silhouette target will suffice.

Rifle Reload Drill

  • Distance: 1 target at 7 yards
  • Start Position: Shooter will begin at the low ready, or high port at the 7-yard line
  • Sequence: On the buzzer, shooter will engage the target with 1 round, conduct a bolt-lock reload, then engage the target with 1 round.

Grading criteria: All shots must remain within the “A” zone.

  • Novice: 5 seconds
  • Intermediate: 4.5 seconds
  • Advanced: 4 seconds

Skills Exercised:

  • Sight picture acquisition
  • Trigger manipulation
  • Bolt-lock reloads

Transition Drill

  • Distance: 1 target at 7 yards
  • Start Position: Shooter will begin at the low ready, or high port at the 7-yard line
  • Sequence: On the buzzer, shooter will engage the target with 2 rifle rounds, transition to pistol, then engage the target with 2 pistol rounds

Grading criteria: All shots must remain within the “A” zone.

  • Novice: 4.5 seconds
    Intermediate: 4 seconds
    Advanced: 3.5 seconds

Skills Exercised:

  • Sight picture acquisition (rifle and pistol)
  • Trigger manipulation (rifle and pistol)
  • Weapon transition