Position two plastic drums, barrels, or even trash cans side by side, 28″ or so apart, and at 10 yards from the targets. Put up two silhouette or IPSC/IDPA targets about two yards apart.
- The barrels are not cover but simulate obstacles or clutter you may encounter in a defensive carry environment. They are there to restrict and hamper tactical movement.
- With each of the barrels mentally identify 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions with 12:00 being towards the targets and 6:00 O’clock being uprange.
- Start by tactically moving to the barrels from a few yards away. Starting with either barrel, tactically manuever around them in a sideways figure 8 fashion, not thinking of the barrels as cover but as obstacles. Fire a round on a target as you pass a cardinal clock point (12,3,6,9) without stopping. Tactically reload as needed.
- This is not a speed drill, so start off slow and work on good tactical stepping. Practice immobilizing your upper body for a good, solid shooting platfom while moving with your lower body. Moving forwards should be heel-toe movement, proper ‘open-close’ for side movement (not crossing your feet), and controlled toe-heel backwards stepping.
- As you work on this drill and want to make it harder, alternate targets for each firing point, add hostage targets, increase the distance to the target, close distance between barrels, pick up your speed, etc.