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RECOILtv Training Tuneups: 50m Carbine Drill

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In this installment of Training Tuneups, Dan Brokos of Lead Faucet Tactical takes us through the 50-meter carbine drill.

When it comes to shooting, speed and precision are the ultimate goals for any accomplished shooter. Whether on the range, in military or LE scenarios, or even in competition shooting, quick, precise shots are required for success, and no matter what discipline of shooting you are involved in, it is important to remember that you’re your skills are perishable. Shooters can enhance their time at the range and test their abilities by running drills. Shooting drills are designed to help us keep our skills and fundamentals sharp so that when we need to apply them, even in sudden or uncomfortable situations, we can do so effectively.

This drill is simple, yet challenging, and super effective. With fundamentals such as trigger manipulation and riding the recoil of each shot to center your sight picture during follow-ups, this drill takes focusing on the basics to a whole new level.

To perform this drill, set up a 5 ½ inch bullseye target at 50 meters. In order to achieve a “passing” score, the shooter must place at least 8 out of 10 shots from 50 meters inside of a 5 ½ inch circle target, and must do so in less than 20 seconds.

Dan successfully places all 10 shots inside the bullseye target in 15.12 seconds. Can you prove your accuracy at distance, all without rushing your shots? Check out this drill to see if you can compare to Dan's level of performance.

The next time you head to the range, give this simple yet challenging drill a try and let us know how your skills stack up. For more ways to enhance your firearms training, check out RECOILtv for more Training Tuneups.

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