By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts
Man on man, two students in front of three targets each, at seven yards. Target area is 3×5 index card in the center of thoracic cavity on each target.
Set up is from the holster, three magazines with six rounds in each. Each targets (of three) gets two rounds each, reload, two rounds each, reload, two rounds each.
First shooter that runs it clean moves on. Only clean runs move on to the next round (nothing outside of the index cards.)
I’ve run this in a few courses and nobody ran it clean, throughout the competition, therefore nobody won the competition. This PA. group of guys were informed of this fact and they assured me that would end inside of this course.
Everyone ran it well, but only two could advance to the final. It was Big Sam and Sgt. Psycho. They were shot for shot all the way through, right up to the last shot. The last two shots sounded like one. It all came down to who ran it clean and Big Sam did and Sgt. Psycho had one shot out by a millimeter.
It was a very good competition.
In the course before this one, the guys could not believe that their would be no final, since nobody ran it clean. They all just stared at me in disbelief. I informed them that the standard had not been met and that this course was very much a “standards” type of course.
When it comes to top quality sighted fire skill level, the standard should be very high and very difficult to achieve.
Both of the guys in this final can really shoot accurately, going up against each other forced them out of their comfort zone, and the were forced to shoot faster than they were used to.
Lesson taught and learned! You can shoot accurately, at a faster pace, if you just know how it is done.