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Hello and welcome to Swift | Silent | Deadly, a blog by me, Justin Fields. I’m a former Marine Corps Special Operator, government contractor, professional trainer, and current paramedic. I’m on a mission to help others become more capable, competent human beings by sharing the lessons learned from a lifetime of adventure. Read more about me.

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Shoot Like an Operator: The CSAT Pistol Standards

Always on the lookout for a new pistol drill, qualification, or standard, I was excited to run across the CSAT Pistol Standards! I have not trained with Paul Howe, but know of him through his books, The CSAT Way and Leadership and Training for the Fight (both of which are highly recommended). I also know that Howe was a Delta operator during the Battle of the Black Sea, the battle detailed in Blackhawk Down. That said, I am very interested in what Paul Howe thinks is important in a pistol qual.

I Made a Shooting Drill: The Ten Second Standards

I made a shooting drill! I am calling it the Ten Second Standards. These “standards” are the personal tasks I strive to able to perform, on-demand, with my EDC pistol. It only requires one target and ten rounds, is revolver-friendly, and the entire COF can be shot in two minutes or less. There are a million other shooting drills out there, but I believe this one brings something to the table…even if it’s just a novel drill to shoot.