Still useful

I use the El Presidente drill as a benchmark for my pistol skills because it combines movement, drawing, target acquistion, transitions, accuracy, speed and reloads all in one neat little package.

And Dave Morelli agrees.

El Pres is about drawing and presenting the pistol, firing double taps at multiple targets and performing a speed reload. These are very important things to master in handling a gun for defensive purposes.

It is like a kata that has put together several functions in one drill. The karate man doesn’t expect to get attacked in the same order that he mastered his moves, but learns a kata to help him learn and master each move.

The mind can employ the moves as needed to the situation but first you have to master the moves. The same with the El Presidente.

Drills are kata. USPSA is sparring. Neither is the real thing.