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Recoil Issue 29 Colt Target Tutorial

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If you've already received or picked up your copy of RECOIL Issue 29, inside you'll find a copy of Colt's latest target. If not, you can download one here. Colt's Mark Redl takes us through this target's BFM drill inspired by Ken Hackathorn. This three-in-one drill starts with the “bill drill,” which requires six rounds to center mass. Second is the “fast drill” which is two rounds to the head and four to the body. The “Mozambique Drill” is final part of the BFM drill that requires one round to the head and two to the body. Load your gun with eight rounds total — one in the chamber, seven in the mag, and have a spare mag on you.

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This target was designed using the harder-scoring areas of both the IDPA target and the USPSA target, combining them both into a more difficult, productive training target. The BFM Drill is designed to combine the benefits of three standard training drills that you may be familiar with, to offer a well-rounded cross-training exercise. This drill combines all of the techniques you need to practice to excel at both competitive and defensive shooting.

Distance from target: 7 yards
Firearm condition: Loaded with eight rounds
Start position: Handgun holstered, hands relaxed at sides
Round count: 15 rounds total
1. On the beep signal, draw and engage the target with 6 rounds to the body box.
2. Engage the head box with 2 rounds, then perform an emergency slide lock reload.
3. Engage the body box again with 4 rounds.
4. Transition to the head box and fire 1 round.
5. Transition back to the body box and fire 2 rounds.
10.00 second or under = A rating
10.01 – 13.00 seconds = B rating
13.01 – 16.00 seconds = C rating
16.01 – 20.00 seconds = D rating
20.01 seconds and over = Fail
Hits outside the blue of the designated head or body box, but still in the red or white body of the target, add 1 second. For all TEAM COLT rounds outside the body, add 3 seconds. Hits in the blue field outside the target, add 3 seconds.

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