Tradecraft

Developmental Drill: RE Factor Series 3

silhouette-targets-pdf-targetsilhouetteThis month’s 3 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.

President Pro-Tem (Ver 1)

  • Distance: 3 targets approx. 24″-36″ apart at 10 yards
  • Start Position: Shooter will begin at the low ready, or high port at the 10-yard line
  • Sequence: On the buzzer, shooter will engage each target with 2 rifle rounds (for a total of 6 rounds fired), conduct a bolt-lock reload, then engage each target with 2 more rifle rounds (for another total of 6 rounds fired).

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

  • Novice: 10 seconds
  • Intermediate: 9.5 seconds
  • Advanced: 9 seconds

Skills Exercised:

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

President Pro-Tem (Ver 2)

  • Distance: 3 targets approx. 24″-36″ apart at 10 yards
  • Start Position: Shooter will begin at the low ready, or high port at the 10-yard line
  • Sequence: On the buzzer, shooter will engage each target with 2 rifle rounds (for a total of 6 rounds fired), transition to pistol, then engage each target with 2 pistol rounds (for a total of 6 rounds fired).

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

  • Novice: 11 seconds
  • Intermediate: 10.5 seconds
  • Advanced: 10 seconds

Skills Exercised:

  • Sight picture acquisition
  • Trigger manipulation
  • Target acquisition
  • Weapon transition

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