Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course | Skills and Drills

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A few years ago I covered the Rangemaster Bullseye Course, which is a staple of my practice sessions. Well it’s not the only bullseye focused game in town, nor the only one from the master minds at Rangemaster. With a shorter par times, and some new skills, the Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course is a solid way to spent your ammunition. Check out the details below.

Setting up the Drill

This is a pretty straightforward drill to set up. You’ll need a single B-8 Repair Center target, a gun, shot timer, and 30 rounds of ammunition. No holsters are necessary, as you’ll be starting at low ready for this course. Distances range from 5 to 25 yards, so either you or the target will need to move. On stage requires a reload, so at least one spare magazine will be helpful here.

Scoring the Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course

Scoring is fairly simple, each ring corresponds to the amount of points you receive. Every round is worth 10 points, so the total points possible is 300. Hits outside of the 8-ring are a miss, and a reduction of 10 points per example. Rounds fired after the par time count as a miss, and are a reduction of 10 points each. Shooters need to make a 270/300 to pass, or 90% total.

Firing the Drill

Everything on this course of fire is shot from low ready.

  • 25 Yards
    • Fire 5x rounds freestyle. Par time is 30 seconds.
  • 15 Yards
    • Fire 5x rounds freestyle. Par time is 10 seconds.
  • 7 Yards
    • Fire 5x rounds, perform a slide lock reload,  fire 5x rounds freestyle.  Par time is 12 seconds.
  • 5 Yards
    • Fire 5x rounds freestyle. Par time is 5 seconds.
    • Strong-hand only, fire 3x rounds. Par time is 3 seconds.
    • Weak-hand only, fire 2x rounds. Par time is 3 seconds.

My Scores on Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course

In early February 2024 I headed out to the desert for a longer range session. The Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course was high on my list to brush up on some skills, and I made a single run using my Glock 34. Overall my performance was decent, but not stellar.

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Running the Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course using my G34

Staying under all the par times, I managed to bring in a 274/300, or 91% on this course of fire. That’s a pass, but not by much. I dropped one round out of the 8-ring, which cost me a significant number of points, and nearly ended the run. Over the past few months I’ve neglected my 25-yard shooting as I tune up my one-handed game, and that shows in my scores here. I have work to do, but I don’t feel bad about a passing score.

Final Thoughts on Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course

Overall I really like the Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course. With no holster requirement, it’s something easily adaptable to more restrictive shooting ranges. A variety of skills get work, and the mix of up-close and longer distance shooting helps cover common bases for defensive encounters. With only 30 rounds required, shooters can run this, and still have ammunition left over to tune-up other skills in a single range session.

Have you tried the Rangemaster Advanced Bullseye Course? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Daniel holds instructor certifications from Rangemaster, Agile Training & Consulting, and the NRA. He has received training from Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, and Steve Fisher among others. He also has experience competing in USPSA, CAS, 3 Gun, and Steel Challenge. In his free time Daniel enjoys petting puppies and reading the Constitution. His work is also published by AmmoLand, Recoil Concealment, and Air Force Times. Daniel has also written and edited for The Kommando Blog.

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