*Outdoor range only
Difficulty - Novice 🟦
Firearm - Carbine Rifle (AR15, AK variant or
Distance - 10 to 25 yards
Ammo - 100 rounds
Gear - Gloves and knee pads recommended (not
required). Two 30 round magazines (10 or 20 rd
1) Body position proficiency, standing, kneeling and prone.
2) Rifle shot placement at close range. Mechanical offset (red dot optics sighted in at 50 yards or
3) Seeing where to shoot, attention to the threat, not the weapon.
*Be advised, this particular drill may increase heart rate, consult with your doctor before performing rigorous exercise.
Purpose - to increase proficiency in moving into the three primary rifle positions correctly, quickly, and efficiently. This will be done through repetition and
personal programming using an ancient martial arts training method known as the kata. You will be rehearsing the Standing, Kneeling, Prone kata.
Description - start from the Low Ready or any other desired starting position. Check stance and rifle grip, when ready fire two rounds standing, drop to the
kneeling and fire two rounds kneeling, drop to the prone position and fire two more rounds prone; return to standing (repeat).
• Go through 90 rounds in this manner. Set a pace that corresponds to accuracy.
• Similar to burpee's the shooter will be up and down 5 times.
• There are six rounds fired each iteration of the drill.
• Engage the target character that corresponds to the shooters position.
• To extend the duration of the drill or save ammunition, fire 1 round at each position
instead of two.
• The shooter is encouraged to use a shot-timer and score the target.
• All shots outside the head are counted as misses.
• The shooter may choose to opt out of any particular position, standing, kneeling or prone. Or, change the number of target characters the
shooter engages from each position, or the number of rounds engaged at each position. Be creative.
• The shooter is encouraged to rehearse getting into each position with an unloaded rifle, clear & safe. Rehearse it, then run it.
When running a red-dot optic sighted in at 50+ yards implement mechanical offset when aiming. Place red-dot aiming point about 2 inches over
the intended bullet impact point.
Difficulty can be increased by including magazine changes in the training. For example, load 3 magazines of 10 rounds to force frequent
magazine changes. To increase difficulty further, randomly insert dummy training rounds into the magazines, forcing a malfunction at a catastrophic distance to
target. Implement the appropriate immediate action. Alternatively, a transition to pistol is appropriate.
This target also works well for rehearsing transition drills.
Image Processing Training - the IPT™ aspects of running this target include understanding that the target characters are depicted wearing a ballistic
plate carrier; therefore, the shooter should aim for the head. Give attention to shots that impact the weapons depicted on the target characters. It's common for a person to aim at the inanimate gun, instead of the person holding it. For this reason, gunfire exchanged at close distances commonly results in impacts to the hands and forearms. This is a training issue often seen during force-on-force
training, but rarely trained on the range. Through repetition the shooter is training
themselves to see where to shoot, which is seeing the most advantageous location to aim.
IPT™ cannot be practiced shooting shapes or silhouette targets.
*Assume that rounds placed center mass would
not penetrate the plate carrier depicted on the target characters. Head-shots are
the only realistic way to neutralize the threat depicted on the target.