The Rimfire Report: 3 Rimfire Pistol Drills for the Ultra-Frugal Operator

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many different types of guns, their applications, and even some of the weird history and obscurities surrounding rimfire guns. This week I want to talk about some quick and easy ways to keep your pistol proficiency up throughout the summer months while avoiding some of the heavy costs usually associated with running pistol drills. What’s more is that instead of a lot of your standard drills, I’m trying to include pistol drills that will really take advantage of the money you’ll already save – these are all really low round-count drills and the goal is to keep each of these drills to 50-rounds or less. This means that for all 3 drills, you should be able to head to the range with your targets, gun, shot timer, and 100 rounds of reliable rimfire ammunition and you’ll be out the door with some solid pistol training sessions for $13 or less in ammunition. Below I’ll give you 3 different rimfire pistol drills you can use to brush up on your handgun skills on a budget, included will be photos, links to the free targets, and video examples of each drill.

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POTD: SIG Sauers in Combat Pistol Program (CPP)

Looking for moments when a great photographer meets soldiers and their firearms? Look no further, TFB’s Photo Of The Day articles is where you will find these images on a daily basis. Today you can almost hear the calls from the command tower during the pistol drills of the Combat Pistol Program (CPP).

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Marine Corps Adopts new Rifle Qualification Course Standards

Marksmanship and accuracy are core concepts for our armed combatants in the field. Every year Marines usually go through a two-week-long qualification course to test their skills and to qualify on their individual weapons systems. Now, the Marine Corps has adopted a new qualification system that aims to give time back to the commanders who have to give up their marines for this yearly qualification as well as give Marines more realistic shooting environments to qualify in.

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Shooting On The Move In Drills – Why It's Important

Finding time to go to the range isn’t always the easiest thing to do for everyone. We all have busy lives and even though range time is basically the male equivalent of a spa day, it’s not always easy to set aside a specific time to train. Often times when we get to the range, we like to do the same drills multiple times without trying anything new or pushing ourselves. In the past, I’ve talked about finding targets online to mix up training, but incorporating movement is a fairly big factor to gauge your current skill levels. Shooting on the move can also show a shooter what improvements they need to work on based off their hits on target.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: One-Handed Revolver Drills

For this week’s TFB Wheelgun Wednesday, we’ll explore some revolver drills that focus on using only one hand to shoot and reload your defensive revolver.  The whole premise of one-handed revolver drills is that one of your arms or hands have been injured, or that it’s being used in another capacity.  Statistically speaking, armed encounters last only seconds, with an average number of rounds fired being roughly two. The law enforcement community has had noted cases of officers having to reload their revolvers with only one hand.  However, it does take time that is rarely afforded in the close, one-on-one (or several-against-one) encounters that concealed carriers may face.  Regardless, if you regularly carry a revolver, or keep one on your nightstand, these one-handed revolver drills can make you better prepared for the worst.

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Video: Kalashnikov Concern Knows How To Put on A Demo

Kalashnikov Media, Kalashnikov Concern’s dedicated media website, has been ramping up its releases recently. Its latest video features a hair-raising demo by Kalashnikov’s demonstration team.

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Finnish Army to Use Video Games for Training

According to Yle.fi, Finland’s national public broadcasting company, the Finnish army will use video games/simulators for training purposes. By the end of the current year, they will purchase 1,200 computers for €3,000,000 (about $3.6 M) to equip the training classrooms. Reportedly, the simulator is based on a commercial video game which was modified to meet the requirements of the Finnish army. The video game exercises will precede the corresponding real drills.

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Russian Arctic Forces Learn to Drive … Reindeer Sleighs !

Russian Northern fleet mechanized infantry units (also referred to as Arctic forces) have recently held training maneuvers in Murmansk, Russia. Among expected equipment such as skis and snowmobiles, they were also practicing to ride reindeer and dog sleds.

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Shooting Blind & Fire Hoops: Advanced Training Analysis Saudi Arabian NG

National defense is serious business. As such, it is important to observe and analyze different country’s training techniques throughout the world in an attempt to learn and better understand our allies and our foes. Late last month, the Saudi Arabian National Guard held training excercises and informational displays for Prince Mutaib, National Guard Minister, and other VIPs. Fortunately, photographers were on hand to cover the event.

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Rapid Magazine Changes with Travis Tomasie

Mythbusters has been on the air since 2003 and is a favorite of many viewers not only because they prove or disprove myths and experiment with special effects but because they get to play with guns and explosives on a semi-regular basis. Among their various gun-related episodes was one dealing with the reality – or lack thereof – of what they termed the “modern version of the quick draw.” According to hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman viewers had repeatedly asked whether the rapid magazine changes done in movies are actually possible. Although we can all accurately predict the outcome of this one, it’s still an interesting video (and it includes competitive shooter Travis Tomasie, which is pretty cool).

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New Meaning to "Live Targets" from the Ukraine

Some training exercises leave a bit to be desired but when you’re in the military you’re there to follow orders, not custom-tailor your own CrossFit program. While there are certainly physically and mentally grueling drills and training exercises going on here in the United States it would appear the foreign militaries have the market cornered on “holy crap” methods. For example, in the Ukraine they take live-fire drills to a whole new meaning.

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Clearing AK Malfunctions with AKOU

With his characteristic blunt charm Rob Ski of AKOU breaks down the basics of clearing AK-series weapon malfunctions. With the plethora of videos on running the AR series through various malfunction drills, Rob’s video is refreshing showing the AK-47 series of weapon being run as Kalashnikov himself would recommend.

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