Something for all you small pistol owners:

Phase One@ 5 yards- Two Hands, Draw & Fire- 2 shots, 3X 

Phase Two @ 5 yards- Strong Hand Only, Draw & Fire- 2 shots, 3X 

Phase Three @ 5 yards- Weak Hand Only, From Ready position- 2 shots, 3 X 

Phase Four @ 5 yards- Bill Drill, Draw & Fire- 6 shots, 1X 

Phase Five @ 5 yards- Failure Drill, Draw & Fire- 2 body, 1 head- 2X 

Phase Six @ 7yards- Speed Reload, Draw & Fire- 3 shots, RELOAD & fire 3 more shots-1X 

Phase Seven @ 7yards- Emergency Reload- With 1 round in the chamber, insert an empty magazine and come to the ready position. On the command, fire 1 shot RELOAD and fire 5 shots- 1X 

Phase Eight @ 15 yards- Long Distance, Draw & Fire- 2 shots, standing to kneeling- 4X 

Notes: Fire as fast as you can make quality hits. It’s okay to miss in training! If we don’t push the envelope, you will not discover your own limitations. Set your mental clock. 

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