Shooting a bullseye target can only improve your technique so much. People come up with all kinds of paper target drills, but is it possible to build a real self-guided curriculum around a specially designed paper target?
RE Factor Tactical answers that question with a creative-looking paper target (below), designed to be used with their Essential Shooting Guide. The book starts you off with a 150-round drill sequence that tests your draw, reload, marksmanship, trigger speed, and target transitions.
Based on your results, the book helps you self-diagnose your weaknesses and recommends subsequent exercises.
Here’s what the target looks like:
Yes, it looks a bit like the “golden record” aboard the Voyager spacecraft. However, it’s easy to imagine how this target could pick up on some subtler aspects of your marksmanship. The book can also take you through pistol/rifle transitions and rifle drills.
Here are the contents of the 91-page book:
- Bullseye drills
- General marksmanship drills
- Draw drills (ready)
- Reload drills
- Target transition drills
- Stress drills
- Trigger manipulation drills
- Facing movements
- Pistol/rifle transition drills
- Rifle drills
And here is their 45-second demo video to help show the intended use of the target:
As far as “books worth taking to the gun range” go, this one does make the cut. Especially if you aren’t working with an instructor, this can definitely help you structure your self-guided practice.
It’s also refreshing that RE Factor Tactical went the low-tech route. Contrary to popular belief, there is no magical gadget that you can stick onto your gun or target to make you a champion marksman overnight. A flexible, well thought-out training system, consisting mostly of paper, is worth more than any overpriced gimmick.
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