Live-Fire Drills

  • Accelerator

    Learn to “change gears” as you work between targets of different distances/difficulty levels. You should be fast and accurate up close, but take the time you need to get mostly A’s on the longer targets.
  • Bill Drill

    Bill drills are a multipurpose drill. There is a lot you can get out of it. The procedure for the bill drill is to draw, and fire 6 rounds into the target. At closer ranges, you should strive for all “A” zone hits. At longer ranges, the occasional close “C” is no big deal. 
  • Blake Drill

    The “Blake” drill is a drill that takes its name from Blake Miguez. This isn’t because he invented the drill, it is because the drill was invented so people could emulate his shooting. Blake is known for extremely fast target transitions and fast hosing.
  • Distance Changeup

    This drill (as the name implies) is all about working between targets of different difficulty levels.
  • The Dots

    This drill tests skills similar enough to a 25 yard bill drill, but there is an added element of consistency required. The goal here isn’t to shoot hits on the dots, it is to not shoot misses. To successfully go 36/36 on this drill requires you be something of a machine.
  • Group Shooting

    Group shooting is useful for a wide array of purposes. You can develop trigger control, test your equipment, sight in your gun, or validate your existing zero. Some shooters also use this to “warm up” at the beginning of a practice session.
  • Double Reload Double (4 Aces)

    Four Aces is one of those exercises that gives you a good idea of what you can do in terms of draw speed and reload speed. 
  • The Heads

    The primary challenge is the extremely small A box in the head of the targets. It is so challenging to hit at long distance that it just doesn’t make sense in the USPSA scoring system to accept only As
  • Easy Exit

    This drill is designed to help you move out of a position while you are still shooting.
  • Hard Exit

    This drill is designed to help you explode out of a position as soon as you are done shooting.