Polenar Tactical is a YouTube channel that I enjoy watching. Not only do their videos showcase the excellent skills and abilities of great shooters, but the humor they add to their videos also makes them fun and entertaining, all while showcasing products they use.
Recently, they introduced “The Machine” with a video on their channel. It starts with this: “Some say he once won Russian Roulette with an automatic pistol and that his skin is made of grip tape.” ‘
“The Machine,” whose identity is unknown, is covered by a face mask and Edge Tactical Blitz goggles. To me, he is the tactical version of the Stig from the very popular car show, Top Gear.
In fact, this video follows a format that is similar to Top Gear, with firearms drills instead of laps on the track. The Stig is a professional driver that acts as a baseline on Top Gear. He drives a different car every episode as fast as he can on the same track and that time goes on the show’s record board.
It’s a short video that runs just over five minutes so it is a quick one to watch.
Six shots as fast as possible, from three to seven yards.
El Presidente Drill
The version they use is at a ten-yard distance with the shooter facing away from the target in the surrender position. On the beep, the shooter will turn and face the three targets, draw from the holster, and fire two rounds on each target in any order—then reload and fire at all three targets again with two rounds each.
Also known as the Failure to Stop Drill, the Mozambique drill is a close-quarters technique where the shooter fires two rounds to the torso and one to the head at a distance of six feet.
The Machine proves that he can shoot as long as he hears that beep from the timer. I won’t tell you the times, I won’t spoil that for you.
Not only do the Polenar Tactical guys make sure to show the timer, but they also show the hits on target. This is something that isn’t shown by everyone on social media but it’s important to show accuracy as much as it is to show speed.
I enjoyed watching the video and I think you will too, it’s not much of a time investment and it is well edited. I hope they make more episodes with “The Machine” to include more drills. Maybe they could add some more complex drills to see how he does. They could also have him shoot different pistols, rifles, and shotguns with these same drills and put the scores on a board too.