by NRA Training Staff - Thursday, June 16, 2016
In this week’s NRA Firearm Training Tip, we are going to provide you a tip and drill on how to turn and draw a pistol. To create this scenario, you will stand facing away from the target area before turning to draw your pistol and engage the targets. You can turn to either the gun side or the non-gun side depending upon the target arrangement. In general, turning to the gun is faster but the key is in getting your head around to the target quickly by driving your eyes ahead of the gun. Make sure that the turn is complete and you are facing downrange before drawing the pistol. Practice this technique in a dry fire environment before advancing to live fire training.
Here is a drill that you can use to practice this skill: