Group Range Day.
A real good day of shooting and hanging with the boys.
Focus of the day was movement. We also did some injured / incap shooter work.
The day started with Gila Hayes’ 5×5, to an index card @ 5 yards.
We then moved to some work on draws and mechanics, some basic up drills with different courses of fire.
We then set up some exercises to work movement. We ran 2 different exercises at a time, with everyone rotating through as many times as they want to.
We ran a movement exercise that involves a slide lock or reduced capacity reload on the move. Simultaneously we worked a lateral exercise that stresses being fast into and out of position and working multiple targets. Both of these exercises were focused on “shoot, move, shoot some more” not shooting on the move.
Next we worked on shooting on the move. We started with a concept Frank Proctor talks about in his classes. Being able to move 4 yards, in 3 seconds and get 5 hits.
We explored which was faster, posting up and shooting, or shooting on the move to a 8×11” size steel from 13yd to 9yd.
The Guerrilla Approach Beep Test was ran next. Of note, one shooter got in 8 hits in 45 sec.
Next we worked injured shooter stuff. Some basic line drills were ran getting in some reps with support and strong hand with both pistol and carbine. Malfunctions and reloads were worked as well.
We then moved into a couple drills tying everything together. Mike Pannone’s Face in the Crowd was ran with carbines and we then moved into a PRA drill that I’m assuming was used by SF or CAG, although I made up my version on the spot. I wanted to run Mosby’s PRA1-5 but we really didn’t have everything needed to do it. We didn’t have any fresh USPSA targets but we had a bunch targets numbered 1-4 from some stuff we did earlier. I also had a stack of B-8’s.
We shot it from the 25. Shooters were shown a card with 3 numbers. Shooters must engage the target corresponding to the numbers, in numerical order, with 2 rounds. If there were multiple targets with the same number, they all had to be engaged before going to the next number.
We were aiming for all hits in black. Any misses were a no go on the drill. Several folks had clean runs. I was informed after the fact that similar versions of the drill are used by Pat Mac and Northern Red.
Landowner then called it quits but not before we had a 50 yard pistol challenge. Most hits onto 6 steel targets in 6 shots won.