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Handgun Training - Practice Drills For Defensive Shooting PDF

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Handgun Training: Practice Drills for Defensive Shooting by Grant Cunningham 2 Contents Title Page Copyright Acknowledgements Chapter One: The Trouble with Shooting Drills ◦ What makes this book (and these drills) different? Chapter Two: The Things We Want To Practice ◦ What are the tasks we need to practice? Chapter Three: The Power of Visualization ◦ Uses of visualization techniques Chapter Four: Targets for Defensive Shooting Practice ◦ Do you need to buy targets? ◦ A word of caution on target design ◦ The Law Enforcement Targets DT-2 Combinations 3 Chapter Five: How to Pick The Right Range for Your Practice Chapter Six: Practicing with Integrity Chapter Seven: Adding Movement to Drills Chapter Eight: The Role Of The Shot Timer Chapter Nine: Safety First! Chapter Ten: How to Use This Book ◦ Where did these drills come from? ◦ Why these specific drills? ◦ Do you need to use specific targets? ◦ Why are there no ‘par’ times? ◦ About the log pages ◦ My personal practice regimen ◦ How many rounds? ◦ Advice for the training partner Chapter Eleven: Drills You Can Do By Yourself ◦ Drill name: Squeeze Me ◦ Drill name: Press-Out ◦ Drill name: Moving Point of Aim ◦ Drill name: Emergency Reload ◦ Drill name: The Cascades ◦ Drill name: Volume Of Fire (modified) ◦ Drill name: Chasing Precision ◦ Drill name: Going the Distance 4 ◦ Drill name: Strong-Arms Tactics Chapter Twelve: Drills With a Partner ◦ Drill Name: Balance of Speed & Precision ◦ Drill name: Moving Point of Aim - Partner Version ◦ Drill name: Cognition Drills ◦ Drill name: Search and Rescue ◦ Drill name: Additional Threat Response ◦ Drill name: Carlson’s BTR (Balanced Training Regimen) Drill ◦ Drill name: The Double BTR ◦ Drill name: Rotation ◦ Drill name: No-Sprint (restricted range drill) Chapter Thirteen: Making It Real: Basic Scenario Drills ◦ Drill name: Home Defense Retrieval ◦ Drill name: Sudden Response ◦ Drill name: The Barricaded Defender ◦ Drill name: The Whole Enchilada ◦ Drill name: Public Defender Appendix: Log Book 5 About the Author 6 Copyright ©2015 F+W Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. Published by Gun Digest® Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc. Krause Publications • 700 East State Street • Iola, WI 54990-0001 • 715-445-2214 • 888-457-2873 • www.krausebooks.com To order books or other products call toll-free 1-800-258-0929 or visit us online at www.gundigeststore.com eISBN: 978-1-4402-4494-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-4402-4492-6 ISBN-10: 1-4402-4492-8 7 Designed by Sharon Bartsch Edited by Corrina Peterson Printed in China 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 8 Acknowledgements There are many training drills used by defensive shooting instructors, and they get passed around and often modified as they make their way amongst the community. Very few of them are attributable to a single person or survive in their original form, but rather end up belonging to the whole community. I’ve made an effort to attribute specific drills to the people I thought responsible, but even those drills which I concocted myself are in fact compilations of ideas from others and may go back years (if not decades). Because of this “melting pot” of influences and ideas, I think it appropriate to thank those who not only invented drills but who have inspired in some way what you see in this book. In no particular order, I’d like to recognize and thank Georges Rahbani, Massad Ayoob, Rob Pincus, Claude Werner, Paul Carlson, Greg Ellifritz, Marty Hayes, Paul Gomez, Clyde Caceres, and Mike Seeklander for their inspiration over the years. Even if they didn't actually develop something in these pages, they certainly exposed me to ideas and, in some way, at some time, influenced how I look at defensive training. They (and others I’ve no doubt forgotten to add) have 9 had some input into this book — whether they realize it or not. 10

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