Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dot Torture - Revealing Areas for Improvment

SIG Mosquito :: Almost a clean shoot... More practice needed.
If you have 50 rounds you can shoot a Dot Torture drill too completion. This exercise is provided by which is a great resource for several other drills. I should probably make it more of a routine to shoot this particular drill because it reveals areas of improvement in the basics of pistol shooting.

By Dot 5 my hand was hurting. Pretty sloppy but I'm sure I can clean it up.
I had never shot this drill with the three pistols I used yesterday; which is even more of a learning experience. I shot a Ruger LCP, S&W 642 and a SIG Mosquito. Both of the smaller guns were a challenge where I felt much more confident with the full size-ish Mosquito. Too score just count up all your good hits which equate to one point. I'm pretty sure I miss counted two of my targets, so my score should probably be lower on the LCP and 642.
I absolutely love this little gun! If I run this a few more times I'm confident I could shoot it clean.
The drill suggests that you start at a distance of 3 yards. Once you can clean the drill at that distance either extend the distance or add a time factor. The order of fire is below:
  • Dot 1 – Draw and fire one string of 5 rounds for best group. One hole if possible, total 5 rounds.
  • Dot 2 – Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat X4, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 3 & 4 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #3, then 1 shot on #4, holster and repeat X3, total 8 rounds.
  • Dot 5 – Draw and fire string of 5 rounds, strong hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 6 & 7 – Draw and fire 2 shots on #6, then 2 on #7, holster, repeat X4, total 16 rounds.
  • Dot 8 – From ready or retention, fire five shots, weak hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 9 & 10 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #9, speed reload, fire 1 shot on #10, holster and repeat X3, total 6 rounds.
For your own copy of the Dot Torture drill CLICK HERE!

Right now as an incentive to get off your butt and shoot Gun Nuts Media is running a little contest since their boss Caleb is on vacation:
Since Caleb’s on vacation and can’t protest, I’ll add a little motivation to the pot: If you give Dot Torture a run and send in a picture of your scored target to our Gun Nuts Facebook page within the next 7 days, I’ll throw your name into a hat and I’ll buy the winner of the random drawing a year’s subscription to GunUp magazine!
That’ll teach Caleb not to take any more vacations…
Good luck, have fun and keep shooting!

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