The Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test | Skills and Drills

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In the world of skills and drills, there's a lot of focus on go-fast Glocks and Staccatos. As with most other aspects of the firearms world, revolvers don't get enough attention. That said, there's a solid core of wheelgun centric material we have to work with. One of the best of the bunch is the Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test.

Setting up the Drill

If you're familiar with the Super Test, then you'll be right at home. For this drill you'll need either one or three B-8 Repair Center targets. I typically use a single target, but three will allow you to use one for each stage. Distances are 5, 10, and 15 yards, so either you or the target will have to move.

Next you'll need a revolver with a capacity of at least six rounds, and 18 rounds of ammunition. Finally, you'll need a timer to measure par times. The Super Revolver Test is shot from low ready, so no holsters are necessary. Reloads are done between stages, so ammunition can be kept in a pocket or on the bench.

Scoring The Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test

Scoring the Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test is very straightforward. Score your hits as you see them. Par times are listed in the course of fire in the next section.

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A Super Revolver Test from my review of the Taurus 856 TORO

Each round has a maximum value of 10 points. Each ring on the target corresponds to how many points you receive; 7-ring is 7 points, 9-ring, is 9 points, etc. Rounds landing off of the B-8 are a reduction of 10 points each. Rounds fired after the par time are a reduction of 10 points each. Shooters will need a total score of 90% to pass, or 162/180, coming in under par for each stage.

Firing the Drill

Each stage is shot from low ready.

  • 15 Yards, fire 6x rounds freestyle. Par time is 12 seconds.
  • 10 Yards, fire 6x rounds freestyle. Par time is 8 seconds.
  • 5 Yards, fire 6x rounds freestyle. Par time is 4 seconds.

My Scores on The Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test

The Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test isn't a drill that I shoot often. That said, it's a solid measure of skill for revolver shooters. I ran through a few iterations during my review of the Taurus 856 TORO, averaging 93% across half a dozen attempts.

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Barely passing the Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test using a S&W Model 15

More recently, I've been trying my hand with the S&W Model 15. On my first run I got a clean 90%, dropping a few rounds at the 5 yard stage. Typically it's the closest stage that gives me issues, and this is no different.

Final Thoughts on The Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test

The Super Test is one of my favorite drills to run on the range. The revolver version is no different, and lets me shoot some of my favorite guns. These drills are often what I consider to be my standard of proficiency.

Have you tried the Hardwired Tactical Super Revolver Test? Let us know in the comments! If you're looking for a snub nose variant, check out the Hardwired Tactical Super Snubby Test.

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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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