Six Aces Pistol Drill
March 6, 2019
Shotgun Reloading With Movement
January 9, 2019

Course of Fire

Start Position: Rifle at port arms (butt stock touching belt).

Condition: Rifle loaded.

Target: (2) 8" steel plates 10 yards apart placed 50 yards down range.

Rounds Fired: 2

Procedure: On buzzer engage both steel plates with one round each.

Goal Time:(Buzzer to last shot fired).

  • Optic: 3 sec
  • Offset Irons: 5 sec


I love high efficiency, low round count drills, and this one is perfect for those that struggle with off-hand rifle. No need to blow through 6 rounds at a time on a plate rack. Use this to practice quickly acquiring your target in your optic (or in your sights), and calling your shots. Don't wait for the audible "plink" of the steel to transition to the next target. Call your shot and move on. Learn to know when to break the shot as the reticle is passing over the steel. Don't stand there and wait hoping you'll be able to hold your long gun perfectly still (hint: it won't happen). Good luck and let me know how it goes!

Build Safe Range Habits

  • Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Do not point the gun at anything you are not ok destroying.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Store guns and ammunition so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
  • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  • Define a designated shooting area with a defined firing line.
  • Set up a designated admin surface.
  • Clear your gun each time you pick it up.
  • Keep live ammunition organized and in a safe admin area for reloading magazines.
  • Keep actions open and pointed down range when guns are not in use.