VTAC Drill:

  1. Set up three targets one yard apart from each other. These targets represent different threats.

  2. Stand five yards away from the targets with your handgun at the low-ready position (pointed downrange but not aimed at the targets).

  3. Begin the drill by quickly engaging each target with the specified number of shots in a specific order:

    • Fire one shot at the left target.
    • Fire two shots at the middle target.
    • Fire three shots at the right target.
  4. Transition back to the middle target and fire four shots.

  5. Finally, transition to the left target and fire five shots.

  6. The goal is to complete the entire drill within five seconds or less while maintaining accuracy. This emphasizes both speed and precision in target engagement.


Here are some additional tips and considerations for the VTAC Drill:

  • Safety: Always prioritize firearm safety. Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire, and follow all safety rules.

  • Training: This drill can be demanding, so ensure you have proper training and supervision when practicing.

  • Accuracy: Focus on accurate shot placement on each target. Avoid rushing your shots, especially when transitioning between targets.

  • Target Identification: Be sure to identify your targets and engage them in the correct order. Target discrimination is crucial in real-life scenarios.

  • Time Management: Work on improving your speed while maintaining accuracy. Over time, you can aim to complete the drill more quickly.

  • Ammunition: Ensure you have enough ammunition in a single magazine to complete the drill.

  • Range Rules: Follow the specific range rules and guidelines of the facility where you are practicing.


The VTAC  Drill is a challenging exercise that can help you develop important self-defense skills, particularly when dealing with multiple threats.

As with any firearm drill, responsible firearm handling, safety, and training are essential.