Shoot Small Miss Small Drill
The “Shoot Small Miss Small” drill has been called other names as well. For example, one of the starting drills recommended years ago by Massad Ayoob was the same hole drill. Both drills appear to be very similar if not the same. This is a beginner drill. The way it works is:
- Shoot a hole in your target.
- Then take your time and aim for the same hole.
- The shooter will shoot 2-5 rounds.
- Start at 7 ft and work your way out to 14 ft. This will help you to find where you need the most work.
- The target can be any size cardboard or paper. As long as it is easy to see the original hole.
Note: Don’t chase the hole, always shoot for the original hole. If you notice your arms are starting to sway too much. Then bring your arms back in to your chest for a few seconds. Then realign the shot and take it.
The “Shoot Small Miss Small” drill is designed to force intense concentration from the shooter. It also reinforces the shooters ability to hit a small target, when necessary. By learning to aim at a small area, it will improve your sight shooting as well.
Once you have practiced this enough to be proficient you will likely be able to hit targets less than one inch in diameter. Common mistakes involve shooting to fast or leaving your arms out to long while trying to align the shot.
Credit for the Drill
The “Shoot Small Miss Small” drill was originally learned from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range in Robbinsdale, MN. Once you have mastered this drill, try out balance of speed and precision drill a more advanced defensive shooting drill. As always thanks for joining us at RGD Reviews, leave a picture and comment below of your results. Let us know how the drill improved your shooting.