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Drill: Eleanor Drill




This drill was created by Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics. The printable target can be found at https://1312bba5-e7e7-76e8-1fca-a01bfd3a0b6e.filesusr.com/ugd/7dc128_b601ff6b5ce345cf9889702af7f0f6dc.pdf?index=true

The drill can be conducted with a handgun or carbine so this will be perfect for anyone whether you are working on your handgun skills or carbine skills at this point in time. It is a low round count drill, which is perfect for todays lack of availability of ammunition. This drill has a large payout, it will give you feedback on many different skills that will be used to complete the drill.


Handgun


Distance: 3 yards

Start Position: From the holster

Cadence of Fire: 1 shot to the 1" circle followed by 3 shots to the reduced size A zone.

Time Standard: 2.5 seconds


With a handgun, this is going to ensure that you have a pretty brisk draw time. This will also test your ability to align your sights or red dot in your field of view over the target quickly. This will help work some of the quirks out of your draw, such as a crooked grip on your handgun from the holster or if you are bringing your handgun into your line of sight without being level. This drill will also test your ability to throttle up your cadence of fire as you move onto the three shots into the more generous A zone. As you are placing the last three shots quickly you will know right away if you have a good, tight grip on your handgun. If you are having to readjust your grip or don't meet the time standard even after a well-paced draw, this will let you know that you need to tighten your grip in order to manage recoil.


Carbine


Distance: 5 yards

Start Position: Low Ready

Cadence of Fire: 1 shot to the 1" circle followed by 3 shots to the reduced size A zone.

Time Standard: 2.5 seconds


With a carbine, this drill will ensure that you know the offset of your sights or optic in order to place your first shot into the 1" circle. This will also test your ability to acquire your sights quickly with having to bring your sights into your line of sight on the target and place four well-placed shots with a short par-time. This will also test your ability to throttle up your cadence of fire as your first shot will have to be slow and deliberate when bringing to carbine up to a small target then the last three shots have a more generous acceptable hit-zone that will allow you to speed up your cadence of fire.

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