Wyatt Earp spoke from experience when he said, “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!” Unfortunately, informal target shooting doesn’t do much to develop accuracy, speed or the ability to shoot well under stress. Fortunately, there are shooting drills specifically designed to promote these skills, and a number of them can be practiced at most shooting ranges.

This year, the American Tactical Shooting Association’s Study Camp focused on several of these drills. All you need are targets, a T-shirt and a shot timer. Experienced shooters can practice these range drills from the holster, or the drills can be conducted from low ready if the shooter has not been trained to draw or a shooting range does not allow fast draws. The shooter should use his or her defensive firearm and load the gun with ammo that duplicates the properties of their self-defense load.

 

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