Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Knives Africa DPT

User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Towely

Thread: Dot Drill

  1. #1
    Member Ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Dot Drill

    Since the pistol sub forum has been a bit quiet I thought I would pop this up. Another interesting drill to try, description etc pulled from benstoeger.com. Give it a run from 5 metres, and once you can run it clean, move back to 7, then 9 etc.

    Setup Notes:

    This drill requires the use of two inch diameter dots. I have sheets of them available on BenStoeger.com. They can be printed off and attached to a USPSA cardboard target. You could also craft a stencil and paint 2 inch dots on targets using spray paint. There are a number of solutions available, be creative. The bottom line is you need a two inch circle to shoot at.


    Starting with your hands at sides, draw and engage one dot with 6 rounds. You do not transition between dots, you only engage one. There is a five second par time for this drill. Give yourself a .3 second grace period for overtime shots (anything 5.31 or over will be overtime).

    This drill is multi-string. You repeat shooting six rounds into one dot six times, for a total of 36 rounds fired.

    This drill is pass/fail. If you get 36 hits, you pass. If you get less than 36 hits, you fail.

    Score the dots like you would a USPSA target. That means a hit where the bullet radius touches the outside line of the dot counts as a hit (the bullet doesnít need to hit entirely within the dot).


    This drill tests skills similar enough to a 25 yard bill drill, but there is an added element of consistency required. The goal here isnít to shoot hits on the dots, it is to not shoot misses. To successfully go 36/36 on this drill requires you be something of a machine.


    Once again, 36/36


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    I find this drill to be very good at getting you to focus on your sights, at this range its easy to instinctively slip into using a target focus (if shooting at the target like in a match, 2 shots to score) but because its a 2" dot you realy have to get on those sights. Great drill to get a feel for the timing of the gun too. And 5 seconds is a loooooooong time!
    Ozzy likes this.



Similar Threads

  1. Drill bit sharpening
    By akaroa1 in forum Off topic
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 26-06-2017, 09:52 AM
  2. WTB: Someone to drill out a DPT rear bush
    By Timmay in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26-01-2017, 07:23 PM
  3. Ryobi drill
    By Maca49 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-06-2014, 11:44 AM
  4. Fried cordless drill battery
    By big_foot in forum Off topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16-02-2014, 07:32 PM
  5. Panasonic18 volt battery drill wts
    By Munsey in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-10-2013, 07:06 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!