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: drawstroke, controlled head shots, 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!

-Mark

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Just a small group of Regular Dudes™ who are into shooting. We're also weebs. Expect reviews, videos and opinion pieces based heavily from the civilian side of the house.

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