Author Archives: Sean Brogan

2015 Training is underway!

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Kicked off the 2015 training year this past weekend with Practical Pistol 1 & 2. Thanks to all who participated.

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Next up; Practical Rifle 1 & 2.

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1st Round. On Target. In Time. Always!

– Sean

 

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6 Year Stored AK Mag Test

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We dig up 3 AK mags that have been loaded and in storage for nearly 6 years and test them to determine if prolonged storage will negatively impact their performance…

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Nov 2014 Precision Shooter-1

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Precision Shooter-1 has concluded. Thanks to the great group of shooters who dedicated their valuable time and hard earned $’s to come train with us over the past 2 days. This class is a class of firsts, it is the first of our 2 day format classes and the first with mandatory performance evaluations. Each shooter successfully passed their evaluations! Of the 5, 3 are individual effort, 2 are team oriented. We watched a shooter who “thought” he was struggling on day 1 and early day 2 snatch Victory from the jaws of defeat! Jeff – well done!

Feel free to post your reviews on Facebook under this thread.

– Sean

“1st Round, On Target, In Time, Always!”

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The Little Things…

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Performance Test 1 - Passed!

Precision Shooter-1. Performance Test 1 – Passed!

 

As instructors coaches it is our responsibility to insure we set our students up for success. We must remember our words and actions have profound impact on our students. Quippy one liners and movie quote madness does have a nice way of punctuating our lessons and intentions while making for some interesting YouTube highlights. Though well intentioned are we inadvertently sending conflicting messages?

One interesting quote I hear regurgitated over and over is “aim small miss small”. A brilliant and memorable line delivered by Mr. Mel Gibson in The Patriot. A scene filled with heartfelt emotion and action implying the importance of applied marksmanship and first round hits in an era where the need for follow up shots meant a lengthy and inconvenient reloading process during what would likely be a time sensitive situation.

So what’s my beef? Well, it’s quite simple. I believe the “…miss small” aspect of the quote subconsciously conditions the student to accept a margin or degree of inaccuracy. Under ideal conditions a shooter applying proper marksmanship fundamentals should expect very precise and accurate hits. Hits that go exactly where they are intended every time. Striving for this degree of accuracy reinforces the applicability of fundamentals. Fundamentals that will continue to yield expected results when the roof has blown off the house, the walls have come tumbling down, and the proverbial shit has hit the fan.

I train my students to make HITS. Misses, no matter how SMALL are still misses and frankly unacceptable.

To those of you be it student, coach, or mentor that follow the path I recommend a small modification to the popular quote for your consideration; “Aim small HIT small”. Because in the words of Danny Elfman, The Little Things, “Someone has to pay for the little things”, and I’d rather it not be one of us.

– Sean

1st round, on target, in time, always!



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April Classes Leave Your Comments in Facebook

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April Practical Pistol 1 & Practical Rifle 1 Alumni – Leave your comments & reviews using  Facebook.

April 2014 Practical Pistol 1

April 2014 Practical Pistol 1

April 2014 Practical Rifle 1

April 2014 Practical Rifle 1

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Upcoming Classes

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Some good classes coming up over the next several week. Use code “Iwilltrain” during registration and receive 10% off.  Keep in mind an additional 10% discount will be applied to any class of 12 or more students for 2014. So spread the word.

See you on the range!

– Sean

Front Sight Focus

 

 

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Every Rep Counts Part 2

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Every Rep Counts Part 2

Working toward the level of Unconscious Competence requires positive work ethic and dedication. It’s not enough to simply go through the motions. It’s not enough to simply “practice,” one must practice with the intention of improvement. As discussed in (Hitting It), “… requires you to be of two minds; both active participant and impartial observer”. You must strive toward mastering the skills and techniques yet be capable of self-evaluation and positive correction.

Here Coach Brian works a classic burn down drill alternating between rifle and pistol 1 shot at a time. Refining and perfecting the movements associated with draw stroke, grip, establishing sight alignment & sight picture, trigger control, follow through, holstering, transitions from rifle to pistol, consistent & repeatable application of 4 points of contact with his rifle, site offset compensation, etc.

Brian working burn downs

Coach Brian working burn downs – rifle

Coach Brian working burn downs - pistol

Coach Brian working burn downs – pistol

 

Burn Down Drill - Contemplating results.

Burn Down Drill – Contemplating results.

See you on the range!

Sean

 

Take 10% off any class during  2014. Use code “Iwilltrain” during registration.

An additional 10% discount will be applied to any class of 12 or more students for 2014. So spread the word.

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Every Rep Counts Part 1

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Every Rep Counts Part 1

Even when you think no one is watching you are still training yourself. You may look all squared away in the midst of completing a specific drill and that’s well and good. Congratulations. When you thought you had an audience you did the correct thing. It’s when no one’s watching and your relaxed and all comfy that show’s how much you’ve trained specific actions to the level of unconscious competence.

Assess where you are with the various elements of your firearms training and continue to strive to reach the level of unconscious competence;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_stages_of_competence

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
  2. Conscious Incompetence
  3. Conscious Competence
  4. Unconscious Competence

When the shit hits the fan and you suddenly drop out of thinking man mode into cave man mode and the Einstein in you gives way to the Neanderthal will you have trained the most crucial elements of fundamentals and tactics to a level that no longer requires active thought?

See you on the range!

Sean

 

Take 10% off any class during Feb, Mar, or Apr 2014. Use code “Iwilltrain” during registration.

An additional 10% discount will be applied to any class of 12 or more students for 2014. So spread the word.

Burn Down Drill

Burn Down Drill

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Great Impromptu Training Day

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Had a great time with Coach Brian, his wonderful bride Shelley, and Jeff on the range today. Worked primarily rifle short and intermediate distance stuff. Shelley had a great time whacking steel at an unknown distance while gaining confidence in her application of fundamentals, improvised shooting positions, and the usefulness of a 50m zero.

Making hits!

 

Where'd he go

Where’d he go

Brian wringing out a new stick.

Brian wringing out a new stick.

Jeff does the scoot and shoot.

Jeff does the scoot and shoot.

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Brief discussion on gas systems and quality footwear.

 

See you on the range!

– Sean

 

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2014 Resolution

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Stay dangerous my friends!

 

Happy New Year and see you on the range!

– Sean

2014 Resolution

 

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