Armed Citizen Corner: By a Long Shot

By A Long Shot

With the tragic incident last month at the Greenwood Mall in Greenwood, Indiana where 22 year old Elisjsha (Eli) Dicken took down an active shooter from 40 yards away with 10 rounds from a Glock 9mm in which he scored eight hits (80% accuracy) the importance for the Armed Civilian to be able to make long distance CRITICAL hits with his carry sidearm has been magnified.

I have asked this question before but due to it’s DIRE Importance I will ask it again:

Could you make a 40 yard braced shot like that when it counted?

Only way to improve the odds that you will be able to do it when the time comes is TRAIN!

 

The Dicken Drill

 

  • The drill must be shot cold

  • Shooter at the firing line, 50 yards from the target, gun holstered and concealed

  • 30 seconds of jumping jacks

  • At the beep, the shooter advances to the 40-yard line, drawing and bracing against the object staged at that line. The shooter remains standing while bracing.

  • Must advance from 50 yards to 40 yards and fire first shot within 10 seconds

  • Fire ten shots from 40 yards, center mass

  • All shots must be fired within 15 seconds once the firing string begins

  • Shots must fall within the 8 ring of a B27 or the C zone of an IPSC target to count. Shots bisecting lines for those zones count as hits.

  • 80% hit rate to pass, 100% success rate for a perfect score risking zero innocent bystanders. Scoring such as: 8 hits, 2 bystanders risked or 9 hits, 1 bystander risked.