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May 16, 2011

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Join Dave Re, grand master in the United States Practical Shooting Association, as he works with CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro on target indexing at the Austin Rifle Club. According to Re, indexing is “transitioning the gun from one target to another.”

“Unless you’re shooting at one static target, you’re going to have to shoot one target and then go to the next one somehow,” Re says. “What we want to do is get the gun there in the most efficient way that lets us center up on that next target and break the next shot as fast as we can while still breaking an accurate shot.”

Re instructs Castro on his indexing technique. Re tells Castro that his feet should be pointed at the two targets and his eyes should be tracking exactly where he wants the bullet to hit from the first target to the second. “

“’Aim small, miss small’ is totally true,” Re says.

He tells Castro to let his hands follow his eyes to the second target: “You want to accelerate away from the target and snap over but slow down just as you get in so that you don’t overrun it.”

He adds: “It seems like the shooting part should be the fast part. It’s really the shooting happens at the pace that it needs to happen at, and you do everything else as fast as you can.”

7min 39sec

Additional reading: CrossFit’s Right on Target by Dave Re, published March 29, 2009.

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5 Comments on “Advanced Handgun Tips: Indexing From Target to Target”


wrote …

Very cool video. I can only imagine how hard this actually is. Dave Re seems like a very well spoken and efficient instructor. Nice work fellas.


wrote …

Love these videos. So looking forward to the next one!


wrote …

Very cool stuff, now this is a good reason to be in superior CF condition!


replied to comment from MATT CHAN

Matt, the physical skill part in indexing the gun is actually pretty easy. The hard part is having the discipline to wait until everything lines up before you fire the shot... and then do all of that *really* fast ;-) Eye speed (movement *and* focus speed) are critical for good results.


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Let's go to the range!

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