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Best Pistol/Carbine Course I’ve Ever Taken!

ZeeZee Posts: 28,444 Senior Member
edited September 2018 in Personal Defense #1
I just returned from the best pistol/carbine course I’ve ever participated in, and I’ve been to quite a few. 

Barriers were breached, limits were pushed, foundations were shaken, and concepts transformed. 

I can honestly say I’ve attended a course that pushed me beyond my limits and made me a better shooter overall. 

Seriously, there were sacred cows of dogma that were sacrificed on the alter of reality and application. 

I am not one who takes lecture as fact. I’m a “show me” kind of guy. Well, I have been shown and I have validated it for myself. Holy crap!  I have been doing it wrong for so many years. 

I went into this with one goal. To come out faster. 

I am a new........and faster man. 

Now to re-train the brain. 

"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith


  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,444 Senior Member
    edited September 2018 #2
    I can’t speak as to the DVD option, I’ve no experience with those. But, as an instructor in a personal environment, I’ve met no better. 

    Most say, “Do it this way!”

    He says, “This is the standard. So, try it this way, and this way, and this way, and this way to reach that standard.”

    Explaining the pros and cons of each method while allowing that everyone is different and not any one way works for everyone. 

    There is assuredly a cat to be skinned. But, how you skin it matters not as long as it is skinned in the fastest, most efficient, and accurate way you can accomplish the skinning. 

    And with every different technique is a way to evaluate its efficiency. Not just feel look good, sound good, feel good teaching. But, result based standard of grading. A way of saying, “Well, THAT sure as Hell didn’t work!  But, THIS sure as Hell did!”

    I feel a Course was successful if I can walk out of it with a handful or less concepts that are useful to me. 

    There wasn’t ONE concept at this course that wasn’t based on practical reality that made sense and worked!

    I’m hyper critical of instructors and courses in general. 

    Damn. This guy is good. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,444 Senior Member
    The key is that only results count. 

    You can’t just say, “Well I like my way better.”  

    If you aren’t meeting the standard, well........the cat ain’t skinned. 

    Not everyone gets a trophy. THIS is the standard. And these are the ways you can meet that standard. Pick your path, but get it done. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    See? Why where you avoiding Michigan for so long?
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Jerry “The Burner” Barnhart has been a top shooter for a long time.  Must be a good program to push YOUR envelope.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    Didn't happen unless we see  pics of a faceless person taking instruction.
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,444 Senior Member
    I was too busy shooting. 😎
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,771 Senior Member
    Sounds like an excellent course, so many are put on by self proclaimed experts.
    Such high praise from someone I consider an expert says A LOT
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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