FAST – Pistol Drill
We recently picked up the pistol-training.com FAST (Fundamentals, Accuracy, Speed Test), developed by the late Todd Louis Green, as one of our shooting “standards” when we hit the range. It’s a low-round count drill but it really forces you to focus on your fundamentals in order to make a good score.
The drill is shot cold at 7 yards as follows:
1.) Draw and shoot (2) rounds into the 3.5 in. box or “credit card”
2.) Execute a slide lock reload
3.) Shoot 8 in. circle with (4) rounds
For shooting (6) rounds total, you get a lot of good fundamental work in: draw stroke, controlled headshots, a reload and a rapid string of fire – All this while trying to make good hits under a time constraint.
It’s a great way to get a measurable metric about your handgun ability – my personal best (video above) is a 7.85, clean, putting me in the “Intermediate” bracket.
Printable target and scoring info can be found here.
Go out, shoot it, and see where your handgun skills stack up!