This is part 2 of a 2 part 50-round D- and K-frame revolver workout from Mike Boyle. Look for Mike Boyle’s 101 Range Dills monograph sometime by mid-year.

50 Round Snub Workout- 6 Shot Guns

Phase One @ 4 yards- Strong Hand Only- Draw & fire- 2 shots, 3X

Phase Two @ 4 yards- Weak Hand Only– Ready position- 2 shots, 3X

Phase Three @4 yards- Failure Drill- Draw & fire- 2 body shots, 1 head shot, 2X

Phase Four @ 4 yards- Bill Drill- Draw & fire 6 shots, 1X

Phase Five @ 7 yards- Strong Hand Only- Draw & fire 2 shots, 3X

Phase Six @ 7yards- Tactical Reload- Draw & fire 2 shots, perform tactical reload with 2 rounds and scan (no further shooting). Return to holster when safe

Phase Seven @ 7 yards- Two Hand Firing w/ Emergency Reload- a) Draw & fire 3 rounds. b) Draw & fire 3 rounds, RELOAD and fire 3 more. c) Draw & fire 3 rounds

Phase Eight @ 15 yards- Long Distance- Draw & fire 2 shots from standing or kneeling, 3X

Training Notes:

  • Fire as fast as you can hit! It’s okay to miss in training. If you don’t push the envelope, you will not discover your limitations. Set your mental clock to go as fast as you can and still achieve positive results.
  • If possible, incorporate the use of cover when reloading.
  • Use a target with a realistic size, high value scoring area.


Mike Boyle is a retired law enforcement officer and has been active in use of force instruction for over 40 years. He has been a police academy assistant director, instructor, Rangemaster and is the author of 2 books, 3 training videos and hundreds of magazine articles on firearms, training and tactics. Mike served 21 years on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Mr. Boyle can provide instruction on various firearms disciplines including handgun, shotgun and low light threat management. He can be reached at