• Ian T. Mena-Wieland

Humbler Drill


The Humbler Drill is an extremely taxing when performed from the standard 25 yard distance, but it is a great skill test.

The biggest issue I see with people shooting this drill is that they underestimate the time limit, and actually have a significant amount of time left over that could have been used to increase their score.

This drill was found on pistol-training.com and has been popularized by Larry Vickers. If you are ever in need of practice drills, pistol-training.com is a great resource!

Humbler Drill:

Range: 25yd

Target: NRA B-8

Start position: varies

Rounds fired: 70

The Humbler is the nickname for what is otherwise known as the 700 Point Aggregate. As of this writing, no one has ever claimed a perfect 700 on the drill.

The drill uses NRA B-8 bullseye targets at a range of 25 yards. A fresh target is used for each string to minimize scoring errors. Rounds impacting outside the marked scoring zones are zero points.

  • Stage 1: Slow Fire

  • 10 rounds

  • freestyle

  • time limit: ten minutes

  • Stage 2: Timed Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • freestyle from the holster

  • time limit: 20 seconds

  • repeat a second time for total of 10 rounds fired

  • Stage 3: Rapid Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • freestyle from the holster

  • time limit: 10 seconds

  • repeat a second time for total of 10 rounds fired

  • Stage 4: SHO Slow Fire

  • 5 rounds

  • strong hand only

  • time limit: five minutes

  • Stage 5: SHO Timed Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • strong hand only from the holster

  • time limit: 20 seconds

  • Stage 6: SHO Rapid Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • strong hand only from the holster

  • time limit: 10 seconds

  • Stage 7: WHO Slow Fire

  • 5 rounds

  • weak hand only

  • time limit: five minutes

  • Stage 8: Kneeling Slow Fire

  • 5 rounds

  • kneeling freestyle

  • time limit: five minutes

  • Stage 9: Kneeling Timed Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • begin standing, draw and kneel at buzzer

  • time limit: 20 seconds

  • Stage 10: Prone Slow Fire

  • 5 rounds

  • prone freestyle

  • time limit: five minutes

  • Stage 11: Prone Timed Fire from the holster

  • 5 rounds

  • begin standing, draw and go prone at buzzer

  • time limit: 20 seconds

As of this writing, no one has ever claimed a perfect 700 on the drill.

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