Imagine a drill that teaches you how to present from the holster, get multiple rapid shots on multiple targets, forces you to do emergency reloads and think under stress …
Plus, it’s fun and you can compete against your friends!
Even better — you only need 21 rounds of ammunition. That means you can do this drill TWICE at the range with just one box of ammo.
There’s not a better, more complete drill than this one.
The CASINO Drill by Tom Givens
As you know, I love Tom Givens and I’ve taken a few courses with him. I hope to train with him more in the future too!
This is his drill that I’ve shot a few times at his courses.
THE CASINO DRILL
Start with 7 rounds in your holstered gun, and 2 7 round magazines in your mag pouch. total of 21 rounds.
You are 7 yards form the target (21 feet).
The time to beat (eventually) is 21 seconds.
You need a shot timer but for starters you could use a stop watch
At the buzzer shoot the 1 once the 2 twice the 3 three times the 4 four times the 5 five times and the 6 six times. You will need to reload after the 1st shot on the 4 and after the 4th shot on the 5.
So it gets its name because of the Casino game black jack or 21
The goal is of course no misses
We use this as a baseline for our students. they shoot it and write there time on the target. The next time they shoot it they get to see how much they improved in accuracy and speed.
Try The Casino Drill and Put Your Time In The Comments Below!
I believe that the last time I shot this drill (If I’m recalling correctly), I did it in 14.something seconds at Tom’s Rangemaster Instructor Course.
See how you measure up!
Shoot this drill the next time you go to the range and post your time in the comments!