Objective: This drill is designed to measure shooter performance when firing with one hand.

Distance: 7 to 5 yards

Target: Any paper or cardboard target with a realistic size high value scoring area.

Rounds Needed: 8

Prop Needed: White bakery box (string optional)

Begin Exercise: The shooter will have a fully loaded handgun in the holster. The bakery box will be held in the support hand. The shooter will move in the following manner-

Phase One- Begin 10 yards from the target and begin walking. The shoot signal will be given when the shooter is between 5-7 yards from the target. Fire 2 shots strong hand only. Don’t drop the box!

Phase Two- As above but begin at 5 yard line but approach 10 yards from the left.

Phase Three- As above, but approach from right

Phase Four- Face up range, one yard from the target. Walk away on the signal, pivot 180 degrees and engage the target.

Scoring: Combine all 4 times. Add one second for any hit on the target outside the high value area. Low time wins!

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 mboyle308@gmail.com.