• Ian T. Mena-Wieland

Tap-Rack Drill


This drill is from Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical. He is a retired law enforcement officer and a firearms instructor. His experience has let him to develop methods for running firearms under adverse conditions.

This drill is focused on getting accurate hits on a small target, with the added challenge of clearing a malfunction as it occurs.

Target: any target with four 2-inch dots.

Distance/Time: 5 Yards / 15 seconds

Drill: Have a friend set up a 12 round magazine plus one dummy round. At the start signal, fire 1 round into each target freestyle (both hands on the gun). Transition to your strong hand and fire 1 round into each target. Finally transition to the support hand, and fire 1 round into each target. This drill is pass/fail. If you drop a shot off the target, it is a fail.

When you encounter the dummy round, you MUST clear the malfunction the same way you are shooting (strong hand only, both hands, etc.)

When you master this drill, move back to 7 yards and use a par time of 20 seconds.


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