Top 5 Pistol Drills to Sharpen Your Pistol Skills

What are the five best ways to practice shooting for accuracy and speed? GUNSMARTS' Julie Golob shares her top picks!

posted on September 9, 2022

Let's face it: The vast majority of us don't have time to go to the range as often as we'd like, and most of us can't afford to feed our concealed-carry pistols a case of ammunition at a time. Dry practice and laser training can really help bridge the "training gap," but in the end there's no substitute for the real operation of a firearm. So what's the best way to maximize your time and money on the range? Pistol drills, of course!

There are hundreds of drills out there, but nobody knows better than Julie Golob which ones will prepare you for real-world scenarios. She's a world-renowned champion shooter, Smith & Wesson brand ambassador and a strong Second Amendment advocate, so she's a busy woman with plenty of skill to spare (and share). In this video from Smith & Wesson's GUNSMARTS series, Golob walks you through the five pistol drills that she knows will bring you "up to speed" as quickly as possible.


Weatherby 307 Lede
Weatherby 307 Lede

New for 2023: Weatherby Model 307 Series Rifle

The introduction marks the 78-year-old gunmaker's first new center-fire rifle action in more than 50 years.

Happy Trails: Quick Tips for a Safe Day Hike or a Backpack Trip

Follow these smart hiking tips so your enjoyable outdoor adventure does not turn into a rescue operation.

The Armed Citizen® June 2, 2023

A man forced his way into a house of female residents in Austin, Texas—but it didn’t end well for him.

4 Ways to Save Money on Firearm Practice

Practicing with your firearm is important, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune in ammo and range fees.

How Bad Is It ... To Leave Your Shells on the Ground?

When you’re hunting or shooting skeet, trap or sporting clays, is it a big deal to leave your shells where they fall?

Viewing Party: 3 Rules to Follow When Observing Wildlife

These visitors to Yellowstone National Park are way too close to this bison. Find out what else to do—and not to do—when you are in wildlife habitat.

Women's Interests

Get the best of NRA Women delivered to your inbox.