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The Fastest 2x2x2 Drill on the Planet

Christian Lowe | KitUp!

Well, it might not be…but it sure is one of the fastest bits of shooting I’ve ever seen.

I ran across this video this weekend to pick up some tips on shooting drills and was blown away at how fast Kyle Lamb can push lead through these targets.

Kit Up! readers might remember my attempt at this drill last year at ITI and it was pathetic (especially since my boss beat me as well).

But Lamb has the money quote in this one where he says “taking out three dudes in less than two seconds isn’t bad.”

So tell us what your fastest time has been in this (or a similar) rifle drill in the comments.

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  • Policememorial---a_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    1.26 seconds, that is FAST!

  • Different_mourning_badge_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I like this sort of training. I see people commenting on assessing and accuracy and a bunch of other stuff. One of the biggest problems is confidence in your weapon system and this drill seems to provide that. Everything else such as what is trained on the FATS and scenario based training, along with assessing should come later. As far as putting the safety on immediately, this is not a scenario with a fourth guy, it is merely a speed drill for two guys, (ie; North Hollywood Shootout) or a thousand guys, (Somalia, black hawk down situation.) I am fairly certain that everyone knows to assess and to utilize other force options as per their department policies. I dare say that if I were on the range doing my qualification and were asked after every round, why I shot, It would definitely defeat the purpose of qualification.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    I've seen him do this drill many times. He rarely misses. Also, this is a skills drill, not a decision making drill. This drill will improve you ability to drive and manipulate your gun faster and more accurately once you have made the decision to shoot. I have become twice as fast and accurate thanks to Kyle, and most thought I was already good prior.

  • D40e28e4bd4aedec_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Anyone can train to obtain this level of proficiency. It helps when you have skilled instructors like Lamb, who can expedite the process exponentially. Once an individual has obtained a certain level of proficiency the training scenarios must become random, otherwise bad habits will be formed.

  • Img00033-20091202-1845_1__max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I'm going to try this drill on the range, I dont know just how accurate his shots are. I would've loved to see the shot placement on each target! Speee counts but so does accuracy!

  • Img00212_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Yes very fast! I would like to see them practice assessing the situation and maybe not training to place gun on safe untill they have determined it should be. I can see it now get into a shooting with three guys and you smoke em! Place your gun immediately on SAFE to admire your work and the fourth guy shoots you in the back because you didnt bother to assess. You will react how you train.......JMO and I do believe they probably hit as well, but as ESU said I would like to see them.......

  • 7_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I have had the honor of meeting Kyle Lamb and taking his VTAC Carbine 1.5 class. If there were any misses, which I doubt, he would have called them out. If you get a chance to take a VTAC class Kyle is humble and has no problem calling out his own misses, which are few. Lamb and his instructors shoot very fast but they are reading their sights for every shot.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    Hits or not it would leave skid marks in the suspects shorts.

  • Picture_100_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Good training. Excellent shooting. 2X2X2 is just as good training for shotgun and pistol (Maybe 1X1X1 for shot gun). I think making decisions is covered is a lot of training and is important. Some training is critical to build skill and confidence in with a particular weapon system. The more training the better.

  • Avatar_di_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I'm with ESU.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    I'll admit this is impressive, but I have to wonder in real world scenarios whether the critical element is speed manipulating the weapon, or speed making decisions about whether to shoot or not. If you know you're killing everybody in a room when you enter, then it's pretty simple. However, I don't think that's usually how the real world works....

  • Esu_patch_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I would like to see the hits, a quick miss is still a miss. I would imagine they are hitting but woud still like to seem them. Dam fast though.

  • 827-2253l_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Good training!

  • Lion_cub__masai_mara__kenya_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    umm... unless they change it (And being in NC i don't think they do) the 2x2x2 drill is counted as a failure if you miss the 9 ring, so if they are counting it he is hitting.

    My best time for this drill was 3.23 running a Beretta 96

  • Pug_max600_max50


    almost 4 years ago



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