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Gold Standard Shooting Drill: Wilson 5×5 Skills Test

The Wilson 5×5 Skills Test is one of the gold standards of handgun performance. Used by IDPA as a classifying test, the 5×5 has unlimited scoring, is easy and fast to administer, and only requires 25 rounds. It is fired on a single yard line from the standing position. Despite being very demanding, it is easy to administer. If you’ve never shot it, shoot the Wilson 5×5 Skills Test on your next trip to the range.

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The FBI Pistol Qual with Revolvers, Mouseguns, and More!

The FBI is the preeminent law enforcement agency in the United States. It is pretty reasonable that a lawful concealed carrier would want to meet the FBI standards for firearms handling and marksmanship. Ascertaining whether or not you do meet this standard is as simple as shooting the FBI pistol qual. In this video I shoot it with six guns, including a revolver and a mousegun. Check it out, and shoot the FBI pistol qual on your next range day.

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5 Ways to Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready!

One of my favorite phrases ever is “stay ready so you don’t have to get ready!” I find it is applicable to a lot of things in life. At the beginning of a new year – and an election year that promises to be more polarized than ever – I want to offer you some encouragement, and encourage myself, to stay ready.

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90-Second Skills Test: The 5-Yard Roundup

The 5-Yard Roundup is another low-round-count drill that tests a lot of skills. It is easy to run, doesn’t require much in the way of range facilities, and can be completed in about 90 seconds. Best of all, it will tell you an awful lot about your abilities as a shooter.

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Shooting Drill: Old Bakersfield PD Qual

When I first saw it, I realized that the Old Bakersfield PD Qual would become a staple in my shooting repertoire. Within ten rounds you can do a very good assessment of where you stand as a defensive pistol shooter. If I ever teach handgun classes, may very well be the opening drill of the class. Let’s take look at it.

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Opening the Class: Instructor Introductions

I have written previously that an instructor should be able to give an introduction in no more than 90 seconds. This was in response to some (too) long instructor introductions that went into way too much detail. I have recently come to realize the opposite is true – it is possible to give way too little detail. This article is a guide to effective instructor introductions that give students everything they need and nothing they don’t.

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