Bill Wilson’s 5×5 Skill Test
On 1911Addicts.com a gauntlet was laid down. I say laid down instead of thrown down because it’s all in fun between friends. The challenge was to see who could shoot Bill Wilson’s 5×5 drill/skill test the fastest. It seemed appropriate to post it to my training journal as it’s my current focus. The full PDF can be downloaded from WilsonCombat.com here.
Designer: Bill Wilson
Target: One standard IDPA, 10 yards downrange
Scoring: IDPA Limited Vickers, 25 shots total
1. Count 25 shots on target (24 in the body and 1 in the head).
2. Add .50 seconds for each hit in the “-1” area.
3. Add 1.5 seconds for each hit in the “-3” area. 4. Add 2.5 seconds for each hit off target (and SLAP yourself).
Start Position: Hands at your sides facing target. No concealment garment necessary.
String 1: Draw and fire 5 shots freestyle (two hands)
String 2: Draw and fire 5 shots strong hand only
String 3: Draw and fire 5 shots freestyle (two hands), reload from slidelock and fire 5 more shots freestyle
String 4: Draw and fire 4 shots to the body and 1 shot to the head freestyle
Skill ranking (Bill Wilson’s opinion) Grand Master: 15 seconds or less<
Master: 20 seconds or less
Expert: 25 seconds or less
Sharpshooter: 32 seconds or less
Marksman: 41 seconds or less
Novice: 50 seconds or less
Not proficient enough to carry a handgun: Over 50 seconds
Here was my first submission to the contest.
22.09 seconds – Raw time
+3.0 seconds – Dropped shots
=25.09 – Total time
I was disappointed I ended up 6 points down, but that’s what practice is for!