Dozier Training Drill with AK47 SBR

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

I train all year long, and last July the advanced students participated in a “drills and skills” day of scenario-based fight focused training.

One drill we run is called the Dozier Drill, which is named after a US Army Brigadier General who was taken hostage by Italian terrorists in the 80s. Four terrorists entered the general’s apartment posing as plumbers. One terrorist assembled an SMG from a bag while they read a statement.

The general was not allowed to possess a firearm in Italy, and was at the mercy of his captors. What would have happened if one man with a handgun squared off against four terrorists while one was deploying a rifle?

The drill is thus:

  • One student plays the role of the hostage. They are armed with a handgun.
  • Another student plays the role of the armed terrorist. There is a rifle in a bag.
  • The hostage has to score two hits on four steel targets at 10 yards.
  • The terrorist has to open the bag, deploy the rifle, chamber a round, and fire at least two shots at the berm before the last target is hit.
I'm in the red shirt, racing against another student in the background.

I’m in the red shirt, racing against another student in the background.

The class used my AK SBR inside of my daily carry backpack. I did not lock the bag.

As you can see in this video, some students were more familiar than others with the AK platform. I also learned some things about how different people tried to clear the bag and the laptop sleeve that holds my AK.

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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