The Dot Drill From Sierra Firearms Academy

This is a precision drill, fired at 10 yards without regard to time, only precision. Perfect practice makes perfect performance.

Shoot at the center of the dot, not the whole dot.

This is a precision drill, fired at 10 yards without regard to time, only precision. The targets are 10, 3-inch dots placed in the following sequence: 1 dot on top, then 3 rows of 3.

  • Dot #1: Draw and fire one continuous string of 6 rounds for your best group.
  • Dot #2: Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat for a total of 6 shots.
  • Dot #3 & #4: Draw and fire one shot on 3, then one shot on 4. Holster and repeat 6 times.
  • Dot #5: Draw and fire 6 shots continuous fire, strong hand only.
  • Dot # 6 & #7: Draw and fire 2 shots on 6, then 2 shots on 7. Holster and repeat 6 times.
  • Dot #8: Draw and fire 6 continuous shots weak hand only.
  • Dot #9 & #10: Draw and fire 2 on 9, reload, fire 2 on 10. Holster and repeat 6 times.

If the drill is too difficult with this target size or distance, reduce the distance or increase the target size and work down to 10 yards and 3 inch dots. Once you can do this on demand, your precision skills will be way above average. Practice with a goal of increasing your speed, while maintaining your accuracy. Just blasting at them will not help you a bit. Perfect practice makes perfect performance.

Remember… the only way you can be successful at this is to have your sights clearly in focus for each and every shot. Shoot at the center of the dot, not the whole dot. Good luck!


CONTACT:

Sierra Firearms Academy, LLC
150 Isidor Ct. Suite 203
Sparks, NV 89441
(775) 425-1678
www.sierrafirearms.com

Shooting Challenge: Smiley Face Targets

Tactical training: CCM Editor Kathy Jackson poses with a smiley face target she created several years ago, using 9mm reloads in her Glock 26 at a distance of 10 yards.

CCM Editor Kathy Jackson poses with a smiley face target she created several years ago, using 9mm reloads in her Glock 26 at a distance of 10 yards.

This month’s USCCA shooting challenge is to make a smiley face on your target. Each smiley face must contain two eyes (one shot apiece) and at least four shots for the mouth – though you may choose to use more. Be creative! When your target is complete, send us a digital photo of yourself or your firearm alongside your target.

 

Please include the following information:

  1. Your name as you would like it to appear in the magazine if we use your photo.
  2. Firearm used.
  3. Ammunition, including caliber and brand.
  4. Distance at which your shots were fired.

 

Send entries to photos@usconcealedcarry.com. Due to the volume received, not all submissions can be acknowledged or used in the magazine.

Happy shooting!