Introduction to the Drills and the Everyday Drills(EDD) Concept
The single hand trigger control isolation drill is their first Every Day Drill (EDD) where the students will now go home for six days, grab their SIRT and get a few shots off at various distances and various speed tempos attaining dots not dashes on the target. Distributed learning is all about getting the reps in, distributed over time just as more of a lifestyle and habit. Of course, this is a drill they can do at home with their SIRT pistols straight away utilizing safe practices and continually build their skill set and fill the small “white space” in their schedule to get quick home everyday drills when they can squeeze it in.
Safety is paramount for every day drills. Safety requires conscientious effort, procedure, ritual, set up, and just plain ol’ ground-in habit. Your checklist for safe practices for EDDs:
1. Define your training area. Have reasonable boundaries to the training area that way of it being a select room or portion of a room with some kind of a boundary such as the edge of a rug. Respect the boundaries that this is the dedicated training area.
2. Have a ballistic wall for targets to use with SIRT against. Yes the SIRT only shoots photons, but safety must be layered, independent and redundant. A thick exterior wall is much better than a thin interior wall with people immediately behind.
3. No live fire tools (ammo, magazines, guns etc). in your safety area. Keep the safety area hundred percent cleansed, that means do not bring in a weapon in your training area.
4. Keep your safety area exclusive and don’t let people just wondering in. In a worst-case scenario someone else who conceal carries will want to do your drill and pull out a live-fire-tool and cook off a round. If you train with another person, be sure you safety check one another to ensure you each do not have any live fire equipment on any person, in your bags, around you, or otherwise accessible to either of you.
5. When you complete your training whether it’s 20 minutes or 20 seconds, repeat to yourself “I am done training, I am done training, I am done training.” If you are transitioning to say for example your concealed carry live fire equipment, do NOT go back into your training area. You do not want to go on any kind of “auto pilot” and get in one more rep with your live gun and fire a live round.
This protocol is important and clearly instruct this to your students. Training must be safe to be a sustainable lifestyle.
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.