Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Bob Plackard Drill

Final drill is a bob placard drill where the bob bags are set out and the students place different placards on the bob bags.  The student who was up in the drill was faced away from the bob bags. Then individuals in the class will participate and put a different number of shots on each bob bag with a little sticky or a necklace-like object around the bob bag.  On the “go” signal, the student will turn around and engage each target with the number of shots on the bob bag. 

It should be noted that this is a mechanic drill, not a tactical engagement drill.  In other words, the individuals are just putting the number of shots as stated in the placard on each target.  Some bob bags may have 0 where they’re not to be engaged.  Ideally this individual doing the drill will snap their eyes to the 0 and get their finger off the trigger.  In a practical application this would represent someone who was a threat who had a knife and dropped it, etc.  But again, the actual situation of engaging much of a target is way beyond the scope of this class.  This is merely the mechanics of being able to position the gun from one position to another to build the foundation of skill sets so an individual can eventually have their mechanics dialed in so they have a sense of mental spaciousness to make correct decisions in very stressful situations.

Further, while the students are engaging in this drill, they should have a lot of total participation and have fun with setting the number of shots per target.  Inevitably at times they’ll have the maximum shots per target, say 5, 5 and 5.  Other times they may put 0, 0, 0, etc.  But moreover, everyone is meaningfully engaged in the class and having fun. 

At this time the instructor can be administering the same test with the LASRsystem.  If the instructor has an assistant instructor that’d be great.  But at the very least the students can do the bob placard drill while the instructor’s doing the final test and arranging certificates, etc. 

Video of Sample Class Related to This Block

The sample videos below are to help you see how this instruction is actually taught. Now, this is not the only way to instruct, but it is shown to give you an example.