Cold Start CCW Draw
Measure your true CCW draw speed with a cold start draw.
What is the Cold Start CCW Draw Drill?
A lot of people claim to have a sub second draw because they accomplished it on a shot timer that one time 20 minutes into a practice session. That is not a true sub second draw skill.
Someone who truly has a sub second draw can do it on demand and with consistency.
This drill should only ever be done at the beginning of a training session or randomly during the day as a one off. Don’t measure your draw time repeatedly throughout a training session.
This is also the only drill on the site that is a draw to a single shot. That is because the draw to a single shot in of itself isn’t very useful and repeatedly doing just that can create bad habits of a slow second shot. But since this drill is intended to measure a baseline of the draw to first shot and shouldn’t be run repeatedly, a single shot is fine.
- 1 Target at 7 yards
- Start position: Gun loaded and holstered, wrists below belt
- Round count: 1
- At the beep draw and engage the target with one shot
This is not a drill with the purpose of honing and improving skills. This is to be used to measure a baseline and nothing more. Don’t over think it – just use it to get your baseline.
If you want extra confidence in your baseline, run this three times in a row. Your worst time is your baseline.
To measure your “draw to first shot baseline,” run this drill three times in a row. Your worst time is your baseline. Knowing your baseline and consistency is very useful for any self defender. Knowing how fast and consistently you can get the gun out and on target helps you gauge whether you can safely counter ambush.
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