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  • What's your favorite shooting drill?

    Honestly, most of my shooting these days is .22lr at reactive targets in the back yard. It's cheap and fun and easy. But when I decide to do some serious shooting I have a few standbys I like to go with.

    One of my favorites is shoot, move/reload, shoot. It's nothing fancy, but I think it works on some basic skills that are neglected with run of the mill plinking. I have a really small berm in my back yard, so I have to be careful, but this is how I do it.

    I'll set two objects on the ground about 10 ft apart equidistant from my dirt pile. I start at item one and shoot at my target, then move laterally to item 2 as I reload, then shoot again once I reach item 2.

    I always start slow and focus on the mechanics of the movement and reloading. I then work on increasing the speed and keeping my eyes on the target and using feel and peripheral vision more and more.

    What do you do?

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    Re: What's your favorite shooting drill?

    my favorite shooting drill, is to put a couple of small sand bags on a shooting table, sit my ass on the bench and shoot.

    I did 20 years in the military, with the running shooting thing, which had a actually purpose, because it was my job

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      Re: What's your favorite shooting drill?

      I was taught the Mozambique Drill at my 40 hour MFT class and I rather liked it. I guess that's my favorite.
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        Re: What's your favorite shooting drill?

        I confess rarely doing much speed shooting or reloading practice with rifles, a serious failing of mine. My time is mostly with handguns with a bit of effort with a shotgun. With these I do whatever my mood of the moment allows, handguns both slow and fast from face to face to about 25 yards. I do my handgun speed shooting from a holster, type depending on the pistol, usually from concealment. I'll go a couple weeks with no practice, feel guilty and really burn power for a month or so then get lazy and slack off again. I've come to the conclusion that I'll never be a fast or as accurate as I was 20 years ago but can still shoot circles around 99% of the folks here that never pop a cap. My time with shotguns is limited to using the lightest bird loads I can get, I no longer tolerate recoil well. A full tube of buckshot just about does me in, slugs even worse. Were I ever in a situation where shooting several buckshot and slugs were necessary, I'd have to go home and take a bath in muscle rub and eat half a bottle of Advil.
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          Re: What's your favorite shooting drill?

          Originally posted by Ghoulardi View Post
          my favorite shooting drill, is to put a couple of small sand bags on a shooting table, sit my ass on the bench and shoot.

          I did 20 years in the military, with the running shooting thing, which had a actually purpose, because it was my job
          I've done more of this than anything else. I'm totally confident that if I was ever attacked by a piece of cardboard stapled to two sticks, I would be victorious in that confrontation!

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          • #6
            Re: What's your favorite shooting drill?

            This is sad but I rarely shoot for pleasure/training anymore. I carry a gun almost all the time but I usually shoot to kill (animals, not people). I have to kill various varmints around the farm on a semi routine basis. I have a century M70(fixed stock) that I call 'The Grim Reaper'. It has killed so many animals I cannot count. In addition to killing varmints I also shoot animals for slaughter and put them down for health reasons. I prefer the 7.62 vs 22LR because I find it quicker and more humane (is it cheaper too?).

            I can't tell you when I have shot a target...

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