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This months drill is the original Federal Air Marshall Qualification. I’ve attempted this several times and never been able to “qualify” on it. Usually due to the very tight time constraints. I don’t have the target mentioned but I use a USPSA target which is similar in scoring zones. The distance isn’t far at all but the times are extremely tight, especially from concealment. It’s meant to be shot cold and I always shoot this like I carry and avoid the temptation of my IDPA “concealment” setup. I look forward to seeing how the other Addicts here fair.

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I like this one.
Going to order some of the Bottle targets and use this one for low round count training!
Like it more I think about it. Thanks for posting this!
 
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I like this one.
Going to order some of the Bottle targets and sue this one for low round count training!
Like it more I think about it. Thanks for posting this!
It’s really a great course of fire. Especially for the concealed carry license holder. It’s humbling though. Lol! I usually start out a range session with it once a month or so. Be sure and post your results!
 

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Shoot a lot of uspsa so the draw and turn and the draw and shoot aren't a concern.
Low ready is an aspect I rarely deal with.
Concealed isn't really an issue as I practice that for EDC on a fairly regular basis.
It'll be a reality check if I don't make the grade!
Thus the original statement " Use this one for low round count training"
Some times I stop at the range before heading home and only have 30 minutes or so to shoot before traffic gets bad going cross town, so again this oughtta be good low round count training!
 

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I finally got a chance to attempt this again yesterday. Shot cold and (here come the excuses ;)) with a new holster and the tendinitis in my strong hand elbow bothering me.


  • Stage 1: 1.72 + 1.65= 3.37 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 2: 1.15 + 1.14= 2.29 (2.7 par)
  • Stage 3: 2.16 (3.0 par)
  • Stage 4: 3.45 + 3.35= 6.80 (6.5 par)
  • Stage 5: 1.41 + 1.54= 2.95 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 6: 3.93 + 3.64= 7.57 (7.0 par)
  • Stage 7: 3.67 + 3.53= 7.20 (8.0 par)

Points down: (8 shots) C Zone

Needless to say I wasn’t happy with most of my times or my accuracy. Like I used as an excuse above, I’m working with a new appendix holster and still working on getting better using a dot. I’ll get there and will still limit myself on how often I shoot this so it remains a viable tool to compare my progress.
 

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What an outstanding drill. My only bias-and it goes back to all the training I've had over the past 40 years-is to never just dump a magazine with rounds in it, worse case scenario would be to potentially need those rounds at some time.
 

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I finally got a chance to attempt this again yesterday. Shot cold and (here come the excuses ;)) with a new holster and the tendinitis in my strong hand elbow bothering me.


  • Stage 1: 1.72 + 1.65= 3.37 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 2: 1.15 + 1.14= 2.29 (2.7 par)
  • Stage 3: 2.16 (3.0 par)
  • Stage 4: 3.45 + 3.35= 6.80 (6.5 par)
  • Stage 5: 1.41 + 1.54= 2.95 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 6: 3.93 + 3.64= 7.57 (7.0 par)
  • Stage 7: 3.67 + 3.53= 7.20 (8.0 par)

Points down: (8 shots) C Zone

Needless to say I wasn’t happy with most of my times or my accuracy. Like I used as an excuse above, I’m working with a new appendix holster and still working on getting better using a dot. I’ll get there and will still limit myself on how often I shoot this so it remains a viable tool to compare my progress.
The good news: You have a road map on what you need to work on.

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  • Stage 1: 1.49 + 1.37= 2.86 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 2: 1.28 + 1.20= 2.48 (2.7 par)
  • Stage 3: 2.86 (3.0 par)
  • Stage 4: 3.29 + 3.09= 6.38 (6.5 par)
  • Stage 5: 1.39 + 1.43= 2.82 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 6: 3.03 + 2.83= 5.86 (7.0 par)
  • Stage 7: 3.74 + 3.76= 7.50 (8.0 par)

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  • Thanks for posting this drill. I have not seen it or ran it before. I didn’t have the target they used, so I used standard IDPA targets. Gun was my new Reid and holster was OWB by overland with a button up shirt. I was down one in the C zone. Fun, challenging drill.
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  • Stage 1: 1.49 + 1.37= 2.86 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 2: 1.28 + 1.20= 2.48 (2.7 par)
  • Stage 3: 2.86 (3.0 par)
  • Stage 4: 3.29 + 3.09= 6.38 (6.5 par)
  • Stage 5: 1.39 + 1.43= 2.82 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 6: 3.03 + 2.83= 5.86 (7.0 par)
  • Stage 7: 3.74 + 3.76= 7.50 (8.0 par)

  • @Pistol Pete
  • Thanks for posting this drill. I have not seen it or ran it before. I didn’t have the target they used, so I used standard IDPA targets. Gun was my new Reid and holster was OWB by overland with a button up shirt. I was down one in the C zone. Fun, challenging drill. View attachment 448029
Good shooting as always. I figured if anyone could clean this, it’d be you. Well done!
 

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Well I finally accomplished qualifying or passing this course of fire.
  • Stage 1: 1.65 + 1.57= 3.22 (3.3 par)
  • Stage2: 1.10 + 1.07= 2.17 (2.7 par)
  • Stage 3: 2.46 (3.0 par)
  • Stage 4: 3.55 + 2.80= 6.35 (6.5 par)
  • Stage 5: 1.28 + 1.42= 2.7 (3.3 par)
  • Stage 6: 3.23 + 3.17= 6.4 (7.0 par)
  • Stage 7: 3.07 + 3.67= 6.74 (8.0 par)

Points down: (4) C Zone

Not on @Ethank level but I never am. ;)
I’m still acclimating to my new appendix rig, reloading from it and using a dot on the gun.
Today was a good day at the range! :grin:
 

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Too bad I missed this one, I’m down to 400 rounds of 45 so I’m waiting for the ammo stocks to replenish a bit.
 
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