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Old 02-14-2020, 08:49 AM
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I've read/seen things about this handgun shooting drill. 10 rounds at 10 yards in 10 seconds or less. The target to be used is an NRA B-8. My question is what is the size of the black portion of the target? A CHL Targets link says the black is 5.5" in diameter. Is that correct?

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:02 AM
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Just went and measured one and it is 5.5”.

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:12 AM
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Just went and measured one and it is 5.5.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:06 AM
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I don't know it you were going to make your own or not but if you were going to buy some targets I would suggest just buying the repair centers as they are cheaper and that's a lot of wasted paper for even 25yds.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:20 AM
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Should be able to do it in under 5 from a concealed draw if not faster
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:07 AM
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NRA B-8 target for shooting drill

I think a better drill would be to use an NRA B-27 target, or an IDPA cardboard target, or a USPSA cardboard target.....

Shooting 10 shots from the draw in under 10 seconds is most likely used as a form of a self defense practice drill.....there are no black 5.5" centers on a bad guy! Black bullseye targets are mostly used for precision shooting, so using a 5.5" black center on a target for speed may be counter productive...… I used USPSA targets for practice drills at 10 yards, and always aimed for center of mass on the target.....

I still use USPSA and/or IDPA targets, and once the center of mass is pretty well shot up, I staple a cheap white paper plate to cover the COM portion...... So then I start practice drawing and shooting for "center of paper plate!"

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Old 02-17-2020, 07:39 AM
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Lots of the Way Tough Tier One Operator types use B8s for drills and tests.

Yet center of mass is not considered good practice by some of those guys, the quickly vital areas are higher in the torso.

One of the old time tough operators, Jim Higginbotham, wrote that he would not shoot at the common humanoid targets because the A/Zero/Ten were too low on the figure.
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