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Handgun Shooting Drills

  
  


Glock 19 Pistol

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These drills are designed to improve defensive shooting as well as target practice accuracy. Use different guns and calibers for all around practice. Learn different gun training drills with DVDs - Handgun Training Drills.

 

Shooting TARGETS

Click on the images to print targets before going to the range. If you want to buy paper targets see Gun Targets at Amazon.com.

 

   

 

TARGET PRACTICE

 

#1 - Accuracy

Shooting with both eyes open and two hands.

Practice to increase accuracy. Put one round in each row of the circles at 10 feet without missing. When you succeed without missing, increase distance 5 feet.

 

#2- Accuracy

Shooting with both eyes open and two hands.

Practice to increase accuracy. Shoot the colored dot decal until it's gone. When you succeed, increase distance 5 feet.

 

#3 - Target Acquisition

Practice to increase how fast you sight your target. Same as above but shoot each shot as fast as you can from the ready position.

 

#4 - Determine Your Best Pistol Grip

Aim and shoot at the target while squeezing the gun as hard as you can. Repeat at half strength, then again holding it very loosely. Determine which is best for you.

 

#5 - Breath Control
Aim and shoot at the target while practicing Breath Control.

 

#6 - Long Distance

5 shots at 50 feet. 5 shots at 40 feet. 5 shots at 30 feet.

 

 

SELF DEFENSE DRILLS

Practice Point Shooting and Aiming for each of the following self defense drills.

 

 #1 - Zombie Shooting Game

Zombie Shooting Game - Zombie Head Shot.
35 feet to 10 feet. 2 zombies, 2 brain shots each.
VARIATIONS
- Pick up gun from bench. Gun ready to shoot.
- Rack slide.
- Insert magazine.
- Simulated jam.

 

#2 - Bad Guy Target

BUY TARGET AT RANGE
3 Quick Shots. Use Different Guns.
- Shoot bad guy target at 10 feet, 15 feet, 25 feet and 50 feet.
- Running bad guy starting 20 feet away, stops at 5 feet, 3 rapid fire shots.

 

#3 - Bad Guy Target

BUY TARGET AT RANGE
3 Quick Shots. Use Different Guns.
- Shoot bad guy target at 10 feet, 15 feet, 25 feet and 50 feet.
- Running bad guy starting 20 feet away, stops at 5 feet, 3 rapid fire shots.

 

#4 - Various Drills


(Paper Plate)
- 45 degree angle shooting (left & right)
- Turn target side wards. Turn forward, time 5 seconds of shooting, turn side wards. How many bullets hit the target.
- One dummy round in 5. Shoot all five at target. Eject and recover from the dummy round.
- One handed shooting. (Aiming & Point shooting)
- Two handed shooting. (Aiming & Point shooting)
- In close shooting (one handed & two handed)
- Shooting from hip (left & right)
- Blind shooting (one handed & two handed) 

#5 - 4 Small Paper Plates


(4 Small Paper Plates)
4 plates. Shooters shoot against each other. Competition timed. 2 shots in each plate. Fastest time wins.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.