This target comes in two different configurations, with suggested shooting drills printed at the bottom and "clean". The dots depicted are slightly different sizes and shapes on the spiral, which is intended to prevent this from simply turning this into a timing drill. The shooter really has to have a sight picture present with each and every press of the trigger in order to make the shots. (Author) may sound funny, but even after 10 yrs or so in the SEAL Teams, when I'd go to the range by myself I'd find myself wondering, just what in the hell I was going to do? I'd usually pull out some drills I had penciled on a crumpled up piece of paper at the bottom of the range bag. So, here ya go, you can access these drills on your mobile device while your at the range. Or, If nothing else, the listed drills may serve as a memory jogger and you'll remember something else you'd rather do.
Drill #1 - Driving the gun. This target was primarily developed to teach the technique of moving the muzzle while pressing the trigger; I was told this is referred to as "driving the gun." Load, 15 rounds or less, depending on magazine capacity. On command, begin with circle 1 and work your way through the spiral placing 1 round in each circle. Change things up by beginning with circle 15 and work your way back to circle 1. Do this on the clock to see how fast you can engage it. Time doesn't count unless all rounds are in the circle; breaking the line is okay.
Drill #2 - Mag changes. Personally, I like this target best for magazine change drills. So, I'll have the shooters load up 3 mags of 5 rounds. On command, the shooter will engage circles 1-5, change mags, then 6-10 and finally 11-15. A clean run is, all rounds in the circles and the time doesn't count unless all rounds are in. A shot timer is a useful tool.
Drill #3 - Rifle shooters, AR15, or pistol caliber carbine. Recommended distance of 3-10 yds (CQC distances) Most training for CQC like to run a red-dot optic and if you are you'll find that obtaining your mechanical offset as you move the muzzle to engage the different targets, is quite challenging. If you aren't running a red-dot optic learn where the rounds impact on target in correlation to the front sight post. Obviously, that relationship changes slightly with distance, say 3 yards, verses 10 yds. Understand, at CQC distances it's possible to engage just as fast, if not faster using nothing but the front sight post. On command, the instructor, or shooting partner can call out random circles one at a time, or in sequence. This target is really good for getting dialed in at CQC distances.
The new shooter can maximize the whole piece of paper with 15 different aiming points to shoot at. Statistically, most deadly encounters occur within 6 feet, so choose your distance wisely.