Tim Herron: 2-day Practical Performance
Registration: Link for 2023 registration will be posted as soon as it is available.
From the instructor:
Classes consist of 10-13 students, and are two days long. Classes are focused on the practical shooting skills that will help you more confidently plan, tackle, and shave time from your performance with a pistol. While this class does contain some advanced fundamentals, the class is dynamic and stage oriented. The class also includes a day of “firing line” type fundamentals training, however we wont burn through ammo like a regular class. Therefore, the round counts are bit lower than what you might have seen at traditional 2-day classes in the past – we will make them count. I am a firm believer that when it comes to proper practice, quality is much more important than quantity, so this class will also cover principles of efficient practice, and how to structure your practices to identify and address your weaknesses. Students should plan on bringing a lunch.
2-Day Practical Performance Class (500 rounds) - TBD
Space allowing, we will set up a full stage, for students to run through at the beginning of class. The stage will include a number of elements such as entries and exits, opportunities to shoot on the move, awkward positions, close and far targets, and high risk arrays. This first run through will be an assessment tool, helping the instructor to figure out your shooting style and where improvements can be made. Throughout the class we will occasionally revisit this stage, and use parts of it to isolate and develop skills, and set up drills.
In addition, we'll be covering:
- Assessment of current skill of students
- Group shooting and untimed accuracy
- Concepts of grip/hand placement and position on the pistol and applied pressures
- Understanding sight management
- Diagnosing grip and triggering issues
- One handed SHO/WHO shooting concepts
- Dry fire skills and techniques for improvement
- Managing mental and emotional pressure
- Sight deviation and sight anchoring (what it is and it's advantage of accuracy at speed)
- Shot calling (understanding and mastery)
- Multiple targets and transitions (building efficiency)
- Throttle control and its application
- Importance of having gun up ready to shoot ALWAYS
- Barrel Drill
- Stage planning (visualization, self talk)
- Stage shooting and performance improvement and evaluation
- 500 rounds ammunition
- Reliable pistol (consider a back up pistol as well)
- At least 3 magazines
- Holster and mag pouches
- Safety equipment (eye protection/hearing protection)
- Range bag/gear needed for a day at the range
- Relevant weather related gear (rain gear, umbrella, sunscreen, hat, jacket, gloves, etc...prepare for any weather)
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
Round Counts: The round counts provided are SAFE ESTIMATES. You may not shoot all of them. If you want to bring twice as many, that's up to you. If you can only afford to bring half as much, give me a heads up and we'll adjust accordingly.
Equipment: Please, please, PLEASE make sure you have working, proven equipment, ammunition that runs, spare batteries (if you have an optic), and a backup if you think you'll need it. Malfunctions and consistent issues hinder your ability to learn, and you'll be wasting good money on a learning experience that's punctuated by gun or ammo problems. I hate to see students lose out on knowledge and training because of equipment issues. I cannot stress enough - I want you to get the most out of any class that you can - please make sure your equipment is running, zeroed, and proven.
Sustainment: You can't live without water, it's probably a fact. There’s a huge mental component to shooting. Please bring enough water and food to keep you and your brain going.
|Event Date||10-02-2021 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-03-2021 6:00 pm|
|Location||Firearms Academy Range|
Venue - Firearms Academy Range