Thanks for the feedback. What drills you recommend for beginners?Whoa....
OK, I agree with the author of the article that these are drills that can help a shooter get better.
But I do -NOT- think that they are "beginner" drills, at all, especially the latter two. There's a lot of motion and speed going on with the latter two drills, and that can both be dangerous for a newer shooter as well as cause training scars when the drills are taken out of context or even executed incorrectly.
Dot-Torture is great, but the draw is an issue for newer shooters - range-rules or not. It can also be very frustrating for a newer shooter to pursue, and I strongly believe that newer shooters should receive proper coaching on how to "shoot dots" and to be able to achieve a reasonable level of accuracy/precision before undertaking this drill.
I think the drills the author mentioned are great ones to shoot,and they can certainly help a shooter - any shooter - get better...just that folks shouldn't head blindly into them or mistake them for something either that a newbie should be able to shoot, or, for that matter, something that only newbies should shoot (for one thing, Dot-Torture can humble even an experienced shooter).
I spent most of my range time Saturday (out in the desert) - only shooting handguns while moving. I shoot way better while advancing than I do retreating. I also shoot better moving to the left than I do moving to the right. Which can only mean I need to practice more moving back and right. I’m gonna need more ammo!One thing that a person can do... even at a strict indoor range... is shoot from different positions. What I mean by that is... left foot forward, right foot forward... weak side facing the target, and strong side facing the target....etc.
IMO... if you are being attacked... the chances of you being in your Weaver or Isosceles stance that you use when you target shoot is slim to none.
Just a thought. :smile: