F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin

Pistol-training.com has set up a simple test but only 11 people have won the challenge. Here are those people.

#00 Todd Louis Green
#01 SLG (Sep’07)
#02 David Sevigny (Feb’08)
#03 Todd Kennedy (May’09)
#04 Ernest Langdon (October’09)
#05 Justin Dyal (May’10)
#06 Jimmy Creed (August’10)
#07 JV (November’11)
#08 Joe S. (November’11)
#09 Gabe White (July’12)
#10 Josh Savani (August’12)
#11 Robert Vogel (May’13)

The F.A.S.T. Challenge is a pistol shooting challenge. Here is the target. You can download the official target and print it out on 8.5×11″ paper.

fast target

The challenge is this:

Range: 7 yards
Target: 3×5 card (head), 8″ plate (body)
Start position: weapon concealed or in duty condition with all holster retention devices active; shooter facing downrange in relaxed stance with arms down at sides
Rounds fired: 6

Drill begins from the holster, pistol loaded with exactly two rounds. On the buzzer:

  1. draw
  2. fire two rounds at the 3×5 box
  3. perform a slidelock reload
  4. fire four rounds at the 8″ circle

This challenge is a basic part of every pistol-training.com class. In order to get the challenge coin, you must perform the drill in the class. You get the best 2 out of 3 tries. Each string must be under 5 seconds without missing. If you miss then you incur penalties and that pretty much pushes you out of contention for the coin.

Here is a video of David Sevigny performing the drill with the fastest time of 3.57 secs.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • JumpIf NotZero

    I learned this with a modified farnham drill. So basically FAST but with 6 rounds in the second mag and one dummy not first not last. Must tap + rack to clear. I think 10s par for fun. I still use that today when testing out handguns.

    Only tried FAST actual a couple of times, maybe 6-7s clear with a Glock19. Kinda think I could do 5s maybe with a long slide…. Maybe. Now I’m curious!

    • ManBear

      This version sounds like more fun – and practical – with the dummy round added in…

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I’m a fan of it. Whenever I shoot with someone new even if I’m not instructing I’ll try and start with that at the beginning and end of the shoot.

        Try it out! 10s is very good, 12s is definitely acceptable, 8s is moving, that’s the fastest I’ve seen anyone clear it in person.

        • ManBear

          Will do. First read your comment as “Whenever I shoot someone new…” haha

          Happy shooting

  • sianmink

    Lucky. he barely nicked the card and avoided a 2 second penalty with that one shot.

  • dan citizen

    Very cool.

  • Dan Atwater

    I felt pretty good about myself a couple days ago when I averaged just under 7 seconds over three FASTs. Then I go ahead and watch a video of somebody who actually knows what they’re doing :/

  • uisconfruzed

    That kid’s FAST

  • ManBear

    How far apart do you put the card and the circle? I saw the guy in the video has it hung on a USPSA target – but do you just print it out use as-is?

    Also: real size on the .PDF is 8.5 x 14″ not 8.5 x 11″ (scaling would change the size of the targets)