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Offline Mick-S

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2017, 07:03:05 PM »
Question on the dots from holster: Do you break the shots right at full extension?  That's what I try to do as otherwise it would be just another dot  #1.  I still go slow, but don't dawdle in breaking the shot.

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Others can correct me, but I don't think you are required to break the shot at full extension when drawing from the holster.  Rather, I think the holster draws are just to provide a change-up/prevent shooting the whole drill from high-ready position.

I agree. I take all the time I need to make as accurate a shot as I can.

Offline Long_shot

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2017, 10:49:38 PM »
This is how I take it too.

Offline baldrage

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2017, 07:18:06 PM »
Since my last 4 attempts at 3 yards were 49, 49, 49, and 50, moved it back to 4 yards this week -- 47/50:

10242017_DOT by baldrage, on Flickr

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 11:52:29 AM »
A minor improvement at 4 yards this week ... 48/50.

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« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2017, 08:49:59 PM »
A minor step back last time out ... 47/50.  Missed easy shots on #1 and #3, should have had 49/50!

11202017_DOT_22 by baldrage, on Flickr

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« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2017, 10:13:23 AM »
Another 47/50 at 4 yards, lost focus and missed two easy shots on #1 and #7:

11272017_DOT_22 by baldrage, on Flickr

Offline MadDuner

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2017, 10:22:30 AM »
If I tried to do that drill... the RO would be asking me why I kept rolling the target in after every shot.

I'd have to explain that I can't shoot with my prescription glasses on - and without them I can't read what the instruction is for each dot unless it's at arm's length.

I'll have to stick to shooting at fullsized sillhouettes that have no instructions. LOL

Offline baldrage

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2017, 01:19:13 PM »
If I tried to do that drill... the RO would be asking me why I kept rolling the target in after every shot.

I'd have to explain that I can't shoot with my prescription glasses on - and without them I can't read what the instruction is for each dot unless it's at arm's length.

I'll have to stick to shooting at fullsized sillhouettes that have no instructions. LOL

Just bring two copies of the target: one to shoot, and one to keep on the bench as you instructions/reference!

Offline Joe Allen

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2017, 09:10:55 PM »
Sad to say, these days I have a better chance of reading the instructions from 3 yards than I do holding the thing right in front of my face.

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« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2017, 10:34:12 PM »
If I tried to do that drill... the RO would be asking me why I kept rolling the target in after every shot.

I'd have to explain that I can't shoot with my prescription glasses on - and without them I can't read what the instruction is for each dot unless it's at arm's length.

I'll have to stick to shooting at fullsized sillhouettes that have no instructions. LOL

Just bring two copies of the target: one to shoot, and one to keep on the bench as you instructions/reference!

Oh sure, now you go and get all logical on me.
I thought SURE I had a good excuse there!

Offline baldrage

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »
Uggh, not so good this week - 43/50.  I was fighting the onset of a cold, and it was hard to keep focus, dropped some easy shots on 2, 3, 6, and 10.

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2017, 04:43:29 PM »
Ugh! Even worse than last week -- 42/50!  Missed three easy shots on #6 and 7 alone!

12192017_DOT_22 by baldrage, on Flickr

Offline Atomic Punk

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2018, 02:27:56 PM »
#8 dot is the safe space on my target

Offline baldrage

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2018, 04:46:21 PM »
Minor improvement last week -- back up to 47/50:

01082018_DOT_22 by baldrage, on Flickr

It's strange that seemingly any serious shooting website/magazine/blog will cite Dot Torture as a great drill, but over the last year and half of weekly range trips, I have yet to see anyone else at my range shooting it.

Offline jakjakman

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Re: Dot Torture Drill
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2018, 10:14:57 AM »
Haven't shot this drill in a while, I'll have to give it another try. I usually print out a stack of FAST drill targets and shoot variants of the fast drill on them.