Jerry Miculek’s Tips for Training at an Indoor Range

Training in a single target firing line isn't as fun, but it's better than nothing.

Jerry Miculek’s Tips for Training at an Indoor Range Pistol Drill

With winter upon us, our live fire training options become more limited. While it would be awesome to do all of our training in tac bays with multiple targets of all kinds, reality isn’t as kind as our dreams.

Jerry Miculek holds multiple national competitive shooting titles, world titles, and world records. He is a fantastic shooter and instructor, his tips are great.

Know your range rules

Everyone knows the 4 rules of gun safety, but public shooting ranges always have additional rules, for obvious reasons. It is important that you know the range rules and adhere to general range etiquette, in other words, be respectful of those around you in addition to being safe.

Many indoor ranges don’t allow drawing from a holster or rapid fire. These range rules can limit your training, but doesn’t completely prevent it.

Don’t forget dry fire

When outdoor shooting options, dry fire drills are excellent. While live fire is important to validate dry fire, weather limitations make for excellent excuses to dry fire.


Written by - always a student, sometimes a teacher.

I'm not a competitive shooter - I'm a performance shooter. I am all about performing at as high of a level as possible. Towards that end, I am obsessive about learning how to perform. I spend a lot of my life learning from the best across the entire firearms world and even into other areas of performance and other sports. I am a USPSA Carry Optics Grandmaster, currently working towards my second GM title in the Open division.