The Hammer Drill can be conducted either as a pistol drill or a rifle drill and is designed to be completed on our Human Resources Target. The drill focuses on shot placement in the three main kill zones to include the “T” box, the chest cavity and thoracic cavity.
The shooter stands at the 7-yard line at the low ready or the holstered position.
At the sound of the buzzer, the shooter will fire one round to the “T” Box, two rounds to the center circle, and three rounds to the thoracic cavity inverted triangle at the bottom.
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There are several variations to this rifle/pistol drill-
Variation 1: Conduct the drill at the 10 or 15-yard line. The 15-yard line is a very difficult yard line for this drill and will most likely be limited to rifle shooters. The drill can also be conducted from the prone or kneeling at the 25-yard line.
Variation 2: At the buzzer, the shooter fires one round to the “T” box, reloads, fires two rounds to the center circle, reloads, and fires three rounds to the thoracic cavity.
Variation 3: The shooter begins at the 15-yard line and fires three rounds to the thoracic cavity, the shooter then moves to the 10-yard line and fires two rounds to the center circle, that shooter then moves to the 5-yard line and fires one round to the “T” box.