Rifle/Pistol: 30 meter Moving Accelerator Drill
This 15-round drill blends basic shooting concepts with sprints and target transitions with the intent of building conscious awareness of and maintaining a balance of speed and accuracy. You will need 15 rounds of ammunition, 3 USPSA style targets, and 30 meters of useable space for this drill.
Drill: 3 targets with 10 meters between each. Engage each downrange target with 2 rounds. Then sprint forward so you are on-line with the nearest target that was just shot. Engage 2 remaining downrange targets with 2 rounds each. Repeat the process until you only have one target downrange. This target will be engaged with 5 rounds.
Objective: Complete the drill as fast as possible while maintaining an acceptable level of accuracy – this drill forces the shooter to constantly assess and manage the rate of fire based on building and maintaining an acceptable sight picture.
Purpose: Develop awareness of the decisions being made regarding acceptable sight pictures and rates of fire. This is accomplished by:
- Evaluation of the factors contributing to each shot, i.e. range to target, target size, and speed for each engagement sequence based on these factors.
- Transitioning between targets placed at different ranges. Focus on bringing the sights to a refined point of aim on the targets with minimal additional movement of weapon (precision).
- Upon decelerating from a sprint to enter a stationary shooting position, mounting or presenting the weapon and building a sight picture prior to a complete stop; minimize time spent stationary.
- Control weapon during acceleration and deceleration induced from shooter movement down-range utilizing proper weapons handling.
Complete the drill as fast as possible while maintaining an acceptable level of accuracy – this drill forces the shooter to constantly assess and manage his rate of fire based on building and maintaining an acceptable sight picture.
If desired, magazines with varying numbers of rounds can be used in order to induce a reload during the drill, as shown in the video. It is recommended to, initially, use one magazine with no reloads so as to focus on the shot process as opposed to inducing a reload leading to the subsequent required movement.