His completive shooting career started back in the early/mid 90’s while at Ft Bragg NC, John got involved with USPSA, 3 Gun and IDPA. He has placed 2nd in the Alabama state USPSA in the limited 10 division, Won the Southern Regional IDPA championship in 2000 and 2nd place in 2001. Placed 2nd in the North American Tactical 3-gun Championship in the Military division. During the last 18 years he has been in and out of completive shooting arena due to deployments and sometimes work just gets in the way. Full Bio
The course is designed to work with the existing Instructor staff on looking at not only improving their performance shooting skill sets but to also give them additional tools to pass this knowledge and information to other Officers within the Department. We will cover in detail the why’s behind what we do in performance shooting as we break it down into 3 separate categories. The mind set of this course is teaching and the transfer of critical knowledge and information, not just shooting.
- Theory behind Performance shooting
- Definitions and where these originated from
- Understanding the learning process
- How to Identify problems and correct them
- Use of video to help the student see specifically what they are doing right and wrong
- How to be a “Teacher/Trainer” and not the “Instructor” As the teacher we understand the why’s behind it and can articulate it, not just regurgitate what was in a book.
- Marksmanship: This is the base line of all shooting which involves the proper alignment of the sights and pressing the trigger without disturbing the sight alignment.
- Recoil management: This where we control the gun’s recoil as much as humanly possible by our grip, and stance. The less the gun recoils means the less distance the sights travel therefore allowing the shooter to drive the sight back to the desired point of impact allowing them engage faster with follow up shots.
- Manipulation: This is where gun handling comes in as in drawing the gun, magazine changes, malfunction drills, driving the gun ect. In essence, the functions to keep the gun running.
- Critical Task Evaluations (CTEs) for the instructors
- Understanding and identifying what implied tasks are within each drill or exercise
- Individual skill development
- Low light shoot
- Instructor design CTE’s and explain what implied tasks are being exercised during the drill
- Setting up and running exercises