Shooting drills for practice do not need to be complicated or resemble a professional shooter like Tori Nonaka member of Team Glock, shooting a competition stage on the Outdoor channel.
We are going to look at a drill, which will aid you increasing your draw speed along with point shooting skills.
The best description of point shooting is just that, pointing your pistol just like it is your finger. Watch some little kids playing, when they are pretending to be cops & robbers, army or what have you. When they use their imaginary gun the pointer finger do they aim? When they pretend to shoot they do it with both eyes open to watch where the imaginary bad guy goes next. Now think about how the same kid might point at a new toy hanging on the shelf they want. Is there any difference, probably not.
When you practice point shooting, practice with both eyes open. With your pistol slightly below the line of sight, the reason being the same as the little kid so you can watch to see what your assailant will do next.
Starting with a full size silhouette target put it onto your backer with the blank side facing you take a marker draw five eight to twelve inch circles. Now move back to the 1 or 2 yard line, with your pistol loaded and holstered. Draw and fire one round into each circle (any order). Using one-handed point shooting, looking over the top of your sights. The distance on this drill can be increased, as you feel comfortable. Typical ranges will work with this drill out to about 7-yards. If you have a shot timer or a friend with a stopwatch you could be able to determine your times, but this is not a requirement.
Points to concentrate on:
- Start out slow and building up speed as you go.
- Concentrate on forming your grip on the pistol the same each time.
- Practice your draw stroke the same each time to develop muscle memory.
- Bring the pistol up to slightly below eye level and firing.
By starting out slow practice forming a good grip, nice smooth draw strokes, and bringing your pistol up to about the same level each time will help instill muscle memory. Once you have started to perfect the basics of this drill you may find your speed and accuracy will improve.
In closing we want practice sessions to concentrate on good shooting skills which will enhance your abilities.