|"El Presidente" IPSC Classifier|
Ol' Backwoods is dry-fire and live-fire practicing the "El Pres" these days to try to become a better pistol shooter. It has all the elements required to be a better shooter: sight (re) alignment, trigger control, and magazine reloads.
The drill is shot left-to-right, then reload, then left-to-right again, with 2 rounds on each target as it is passed. Watch the video of champion shooter Max Michel doing the drill, first at Grand Master speed, then at C-class shooter speed. The latter is more like Ol' Backwoods' speed!
To be able to shoot the drill at the outdoor range, or on private country land, I'm building 3 target stands, like this one:
To build one of these target stands, you'll need:
- About 12' of 1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC pipe; the longest pieces are the uprights, at about 20" long;
- (4) 1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Tees;
- (1) 8' 2"x2" lumber, cut in half. Actually, these are around 1.5" square, and are small enough with some trimming to fit tightly in the PVC Tees.
- (4) 1-1/2" Schedule 40 PVC 90-degree elbows, to use as "feet"
- PVC cement, screws
- Masonite (which I used) or cardboard backing, so cheap paper practice targets can be used.