Earlier this week, my good friend Hilton Yam posted on the 10-8 Performance Blog a simple maintenance set of drills that can be done with the SIRT pistol from Next Level Training. It’s an excellent way to get 40 quality trigger presses in from every (normal) way one might hold the pistol. Hilton’s post reminded me of a warmup I used to do to start off every range session.
The set is very simple:
10 reps: From the holster, draw and fire one round, strong hand supported (freestyle)
10 reps: From the holster, draw and fire one round, strong hand only
10 reps: From the ready position of your choice, fire one round, support hand supported (freestyle, support side)
10 reps: From the ready position of your choice, fire one round, support hand only
Difficulty is set by the user. I normally do this on our 10-8 Dry Fire Target which allows you to set the difficulty by simply choosing a target that is scaled for a longer distance. So depending on the day, you can either focus on extreme speed or developing trigger mechanics on the 25 yard target.
This is also a great drill set to do live fire on the range.
Like Hilton’s Maintenance Drill, this set takes very little time to complete, but reinforces and develops trigger control, sight acquisition, and presentations from all conventional methods of holding the pistol. We all know we should develop our support hand skills, but it is hard work and not much fun to do since most people’s support hand feels retarded compared to their strong hand. This drill set requires very little time commitment but incrementally develops our support hand skills.
Add this drill set to your training regimen and watch your skills grow!