The Scales drill from Vigr Training is designed to work two important skillsets in shooting a handgun: running the trigger and visual processing. The drill requires 15 rounds total – three shots in five circles and only clean shots count – and scores are dependent on overall time.
For success, the drill requires a shooter to vary trigger pace. It forces them to work on deliberate trigger manipulation on the smallest circles to faster trigger manipulation for the larger targets.
Simultaneously, a shooter gets to work through an entire spectrum of visual interactions. This begins with conventional sight alignment and sight picture. Then, they move to flash front site and finally through gun indexing.
The drill changes by simply reversing the order in which a shooter engages the circles or turning orientation of the target. To increase the difficulty add reloads and increase the round count.
In a limited number of rounds a shooter has a great exercise to test a variety of core handgun skills. This not only saves money but also time. The printable Scales Target can be found a Vigr Training’s website.