Also, I know we have quite a few new shooters to IDPA. I remember years ago when I started in IDPA, I picked up a lot of very good info and tips from other shooters that helped me greatly improve my gun handling skills as well as improving my safety skills. I would like to pass on a little along the way to maybe help others the way I have been helped.
This first tip I would like to share is “The Draw Stroke.” The links below are a couple of great short video training examples of the proper draw stroke as taught by most professional training venues. A proper draw stroke will accomplish the following:
1. A SAFE draw stroke.
2. Economy of motion – you will get on target faster.
3. Good tactics
4. Prevents the “bowling” or “fishing” draw stroke that can slow you down.
I would like to encourage all to view the videos below and practice (unloaded of course) the draw stroke. Notice the location of the support hand. “Sweeping” the support hand during a draw or holstering in an IDPA match is an immediate disqualification!
REMEMBER: Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!
5-Step Draw Stroke
4-Step Draw Stroke