By BA Staff
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Guns.com.
The fundamentals, accuracy and speed test packs a huge amount of learning opportunities into one fun but far-from-easy package.
The FAST drill is shot at seven yards using a downloadable target from the pistol-training website. The shooter begins with the pistol concealed or in a “duty” type retention holster loaded with only two rounds and a second, fully loaded, magazine on their belt.
On the buzzer, the shooter draws and fires two round into the 3×5 box at the top of the target, performs a slide lock reload and fires four rounds into the eight-inch circle in the center of the target. Misses to the 3×5 box add two seconds and misses to the 8-inch circle add one second to the overall time.
The scoring system for the drill is as follows:
- 10 or more seconds: Novice
- Less than 10 seconds: Intermediate
- Less than 7 seconds: Advanced
- Less than 5 seconds: Expert
This drill is a hard one for sure! As the name suggests it tests your fundamentals, accuracy and speed. The time penalties are stiff and the margins for error are small, but in a defensive shooting encounter …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms