The Pistol Offense was designed in 2004 by Chris Ault, the head coach of the University of Nevada. The offense combines the shotgun and single back offenses into a hybrid system. In the Pistol Offense, the QB aligns tighter to the LOS than in a traditional shotgun and the running back aligns directly behind him. The offense has evolved to include multiple backs and Pistol formations have found their way into many college offenses and into the NFL. It was used extensively throughout the 2012 NFL Season by the Washington Redskins with RGIII and the San Francisco 49ers with Colin Kaepernick who ran the offense in college at Nevada.

Useful Pistol Offense Links:

Pistol Offense – Wikipedia – Basic Information about the Pistol Offense

Deconstructing Nevada’s Pistol Offense – Article by Chris Brown of www.smartfootball.com

Pistol Offense Books & DVD’s

 

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5-Step Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
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5-Step Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
PowerPoint Presentation from James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers about the 5-step passing game in the pistol offense.
Installing a Fast Break Run Game from the Pistol - James Vint
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7295 Downloads
Installing a Fast Break Run Game from the Pistol - James Vint
PowerPoint Presentation by James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers detailing the installation of a dynamic, up-tempo run game in the pistol offense.
Pistol Offense Concepts - James Vint
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Pistol Offense Concepts - James Vint
Very detailed PowerPoint presentation that breaks down formations, alignments and terminology from James Vint from Iowa Wesleyan College. The presentation also teaches rules for the run game and some pass routes in the Pistol Offense
Pistol Offense Installation
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335.0 KiB
5419 Downloads
Pistol Offense Installation
Formations, Backfield Sets, Terminology for the Pistol Offense from Bakersfield HS in California
Pistol Offense Pass Game
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163.5 KiB
3198 Downloads
Pistol Offense Pass Game
Pass Game in the Pistol Offense from Bakersfield HS in California
Pistol Offense Playbook
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61.0 KiB
10570 Downloads
Pistol Offense Playbook
Very basic Pistol Offense Playbook
Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
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656.0 KiB
5403 Downloads
Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
PowerPoint presentation from James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers about the Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense
Youth-DC Wing-T Offense in the Pistol
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569.2 KiB
6448 Downloads
Youth-DC Wing-T Offense in the Pistol
This is the very popular DC Wing-T Offense heavily modified to run out of the Pistol formation.
5-Step Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
ppt
1.0 MiB
5924 Downloads
5-Step Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
PowerPoint Presentation from James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers about the 5-step passing game in the pistol offense.
Installing a Fast Break Run Game from the Pistol - James Vint
ppt
1.5 MiB
7295 Downloads
Installing a Fast Break Run Game from the Pistol - James Vint
PowerPoint Presentation by James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers detailing the installation of a dynamic, up-tempo run game in the pistol offense.
Pistol Offense Concepts - James Vint
ppt
828.0 KiB
6109 Downloads
Pistol Offense Concepts - James Vint
Very detailed PowerPoint presentation that breaks down formations, alignments and terminology from James Vint from Iowa Wesleyan College. The presentation also teaches rules for the run game and some pass routes in the Pistol Offense
Pistol Offense Installation
ppt
335.0 KiB
5419 Downloads
Pistol Offense Installation
Formations, Backfield Sets, Terminology for the Pistol Offense from Bakersfield HS in California
Pistol Offense Pass Game
ppt
163.5 KiB
3198 Downloads
Pistol Offense Pass Game
Pass Game in the Pistol Offense from Bakersfield HS in California
Pistol Offense Playbook
ppt
61.0 KiB
10570 Downloads
Pistol Offense Playbook
Very basic Pistol Offense Playbook
Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
ppt
656.0 KiB
5403 Downloads
Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense - James Vint
PowerPoint presentation from James Vint when he was with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers about the Quick Pass Game in the Pistol Offense
Youth-DC Wing-T Offense in the Pistol
pdf
569.2 KiB
6448 Downloads
Youth-DC Wing-T Offense in the Pistol
This is the very popular DC Wing-T Offense heavily modified to run out of the Pistol formation.