Shoot - Reload - Shoot Drill
The Shoot – Reload – Shoot Drill is used to improve the intended victims response to an ambush type attack. It is a fast pace drill that will require the intended victim to follow the basic safety rules. This is not a drill you want to attempt until you have all your basic firmly built in. The steps of this drill are fairly simple.
Every advanced drill needs to have simple steps to be used in a dynamic critical incident. The reason for this is due the physiology effects of the fight or flight response. Which you can find here “The Brains Reaction” . For those reasons alone, complex drills will not work. Instead what you will need to develop is a high level of speed and accuracy. Along with the ability to move, scan, and find cover.
Distance: 10 yards
Target rounds: 12
Hand: 2 handed grip
Draw from: concealment
Upon the draw shoot 6 shoots as fast as you can accurately shoot. Reload and shoot 6 more shots.
There should only be 6 shots loaded in the first magazine. This will cause the firearm to go into slide lock. It is best to pull and release the slide once reloaded. The reason for this is due to the fight or flight responses. You may not have enough blood flowing to your extremities to use the slide release lever.
The thing to watch for here is all the shots must be in the A-zone. You should also be practicing with your everyday care firearm. It is with that firearm that you will likely have on you during an attack. Making it crucial that you develop the skills using what you will have.
The final thing to keep consider is movement. Many drills will suggest a lateral movement right or left during the draw. Along with another movement while reloading. This is to force the attacker to react to you. Rather than you having to react to him. These movements are not required during this drill but it maybe something to want to incorporate as you increase in skill.
The Speed-Reload-Speed drill was originally posted by instructor Rob Leatham. Rob has been instructing for over 30 years and currently still teaches competition and defensive shooting. Along with military and police training.