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Drill: The Box Drill




Layout: Set up four cones that are each five yards apart forming a box. Set up one IPSC target five yards away from the front of the box. For this drill we will be shooting at the A zone on the body of the IPSC target.


Rounds needed: 12-20 rounds


Start position: High Ready at front right corner of box.


  1. For the first part of the drill, keep two hands on the gun and fire three to five rounds while moving backwards to the cone behind you. Stop once you reach the outside edge of the cone.

  2. For the second part of the drill, dominant hand only, fire three to five rounds while moving to the cone to your left. Stop once you reach the outside edge of the cone.

  3. Before moving on, do a reload so that you have a full magazine for the last two portions. After this, keep two hands on the gun and fire three to five shots as you move towards the front cone. Stop once you reach the outside edge of the cone.

  4. For the last part of the box drill, you will be using your support hand only to shoot, firing three to five rounds as you make your way back to the first cone. Stop once you reach the outside of the cone.

This drill is great to practice shooting while moving. This drill also gets you a little practice at doing a little bit of multi tasking as you will need to be shooting the target while you are moving. Do not come to a complete stop in order to start shooting the target. Do not try to time your shots to fire when you step with a certain foot or part of the step. Just fire when your sights are aligned on target and you are comfortable with the shot. Also, only move as fast as you are comfortable with for shooting and moving at the same time. For this drill your body will be facing the direction that you are traveling but ensure that your firearm is pointed down range the entire time.


Have a great and safe weekend!

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