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Range Compatible

Outdoor Only


50 Yards

Rounds Required

10 Rounds

Shot Accuracy Ratings

3.7 All Shots

Multiple Targets


Multiple Grips


Movement/ Cover


Reload/ Malfunction


Shot Sequencing




Drill Set-Up at Start with Target(s)

Use (1) 12″ x 12″ steel target. offers free downloads of the Small Format (8.5″ x 11″)  target images for printing at home. Large Format targets are available in the Store.

Stages for a drill to train concealed carry skills at the range

Drill Instructions by Stage

ACCURACY is a standardized difficulty rating to describe the accuracy required to make any shot. The rating is calculated as the “distance in yards” divided by the “diameter in inches of the target zone”. Example: A 7″ target from 7 yards is a 1.0 rating and is used by many as an accuracy level for concealed carry competency drill tests. So for example, a 15″ target zone at 15 yards and a 5″ target zone at 5 yards also have an accuracy rating of 1.0. The higher the accuracy rating the harder the shot and the lower the rating the easier the shot. With this system you can easily estimate the accuracy required for any shot. (Note: All non-circular target zones are normalized to their equivalent circular target with a diameter of the same area.)

Scoring the Drill

A MISS is a shot out of the scoring zone (12″x12″ steel plate). Sound or mark on plate is a HIT.

Drill Performance Standard

There is not a time limit for this drill. Drill standard is the most consecutive hits out of 10 shots. Score as most “consecutive hits in a row” followed by second most “consecutive hits in a row”. Ties are broken by totals. Hit 5, miss 1, hit the next 4, you score is 5, your tie-breaker is (5+4) nine. If the next guy shoots 6 straight then misses the rest, he beats you.

Shooting the Drill

This is a great drill to shoot against friends and at outings. Drill can be run at any distance.


Drill from “9 Best Pistol Drills to become a better defensive shooter”, by Patrick Sweeney, 24SEP21. 

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