Top 5 Advanced Shooting Drills | Tactical Rifleman
Frangible Ammo was used to film this video. This week, on Tactical Rifleman, we are going to cover Karl’s Top 5 Advanced Drills for CQB Shooting. Yes, there are hundreds of great drills out there. However, first and foremost, new shooters need to develop muscle memory. That takes thousands (7-9k) of repetitions of the same CORRECT movements and actions. That brought Karl to film our first video in this series: “Top-5 Combat Drills”, which was his favorite rifle drills for new shooters. When training to shoot, at CQB distances, it is literally all about repetitions. You’ll see that each of these drills builds on the drill(s) before it; so that you are continuing to push those said movements and actions into your subconscious mind. It’s like driving… the first few months, you had to think about brakes and turn signals. Now, you just drive subconsciously. That frees up the conscious mind to focus on signs, signals, and other drivers. Likewise, you need to push all these basic shooting skills into your subconscious mind. That frees up the conscious mind to focus on “Is it a Threat” and “Is it a Threat that warrants Deadly Force?” Master these basic drills, through lots of repetition of each. If your unit doesn’t have that much ammo, then start with dry firing, and wrap up with live fire. Once, you have mastered them, then add all your critical skills to these drills: Add Transition to Pistol Drills, every time your rifle runs dry or malfunctions Add Tactical & Speed Reloads Add Turning & Moving Drills, to these drills Use Dummy Rounds, to induce Malfunctions during these drills. That’s what this second video is all about. There’s nothing fancy. There’s no “Crazy” shooting from vehicles or hanging from rappel rope. These Advanced Drills are just the same Basic drills, but with short magazines and dummy rounds added in. All of your turning and movement drills, should still be including these same basic drills to allow your subconscious mind to continue to keep sharp. When you are ready to test; use the timed Critical Task Evaluations (CTEs) to see if you make the standard. If you don’t know them, you can find them all in our video archive. These are the same tests used by most SOF units. While the distances and times may vary from unit to unit, the standards are roughly the same. Again, we know there are tons of other great rifle drills out there. I know all the Internet Ninjas are gonna start screaming how “Their Drill is Better” or how we “Obviously don’t know how to Shoot.” Yep, you guys are awesome. However, these are still Karl’s Top-5 Advanced Shooting Drills for CQB. Thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR.