Drill of the Week – El Presidente
We’ve been practicing various drills building up to the El Presidente (CM 99-11) over the past three weeks. We covered the draw, recoil management, calling shots, reloads and transitions. This week we’ll see if there is any improvement.
What you will need
- 3 Target stands
- 3 USPSA Metric Targets (B-29 or similar targets can be used as substitutions)
- Target Pasters
- Shot Timer (phone applications are available if you don’t already have a timer)
- tape measure (for setting up the drill)
- Holster, Magazine Pouches etc.
Warm up with a few practice turn and draws in dry fire. Most people prefer to turn strong side, be careful to not break the 180. Lead with your eyes and get your head around as quickly as you can. It’s important to find the targets quickly. The rest of your body will follow. Start slow and increase your part time by .1 or .2 seconds until you are really pushing yourself. Spending time in dry fire prior to going to the range will help as well.
You might want to spend a few minutes warming up with one of the previous drills also. Pick something you feel is still a weakness. Drills from previous weeks:
Targets: 3 metric targets in a row, 3 feet apart. Shooters box A is 10 yards away.
Start Position: Standing in Box A, back to targets, toes of both feet against rear of fault line of Box A, both wrists above respective shoulders. Handgun is loaded and holstered as per ready condition in rule 8.1.1 and 8.1.2. On start signal draw and engage each target with 2 rounds.
Post your results, questions or comments.