3×5 Speed Push

You will need a shot timer for this drill.

Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills.

Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills.

This exercise is about pushing yourself for speed on a low percentage target. It will involve hitting a 3×5 (3” tall and 5” wide) card at seven yards. If you cannot consistently hit a 3×5 card at seven yards slow fire, then decrease the distance to one at which you can make 3×5 hits on demand when time is not a factor.

Start position is up to the shooter, but should be consistent throughout the drill. The 3×5 card should be placed horizontally. There are two strings of fire:

 

 

 

String 1:

During the first string, your goal is to get 100 percent hits. On the beep, fire two rounds at the 3×5; record the time and the number of hits. Repeat for a total of ten runs (20 shots).

String 2:

During the second string, your goal is to push yourself to manipulate the gun faster.

  • Set a PAR time equal to the fastest clean run you had during String 1.
  • On the beep, fire two rounds at the 3×5 card trying to get both shots off before the PAR time is up.
  • If you got both hits under the PAR, record your time
  • If you failed to get both hits under the PAR, record the number of hits you did get (zero or one).
3x5 Speed Push Chart

3x5 Speed Push Chart

 

 

 

 

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