Clint Smith Thunder Ranch DVD Review Urban Rifle

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    Clint Smith Thunder Ranch DVD Review Urban Rifle

    Clint Smith's Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle DVD Review

    Overall I think all the DVDS in the series are worth watching but there is a fair amount of overlap between the different discs. I will be posting a break down of each disc and some thoughts.

    Ratings:

    Production Value: 4/5
    The content is solid and visuals are good but it is filled with the cheesy 80's style effects and music.

    vs the rest of the series 5/5
    If you are looking to pickup just a few in the series this is a great selection.

    Techniques/Skills shown 5/5 Shows many different skills and walk though the how and why Clint thinks they work.

    Skill Drills 3/5 If you are looking for non firing drills, ex reloads, transitions, this is a great option. If you are looking for demonstrations of firing skills this dvd is lacking 1/5

    Level of Skill: 3/5 This is geared for a beginner to moderate audience. But can also be a nice refresher or different point of view for the more advanced shooter.

    Price Per Value 5/5. With a steep MSRP around $50 it is a nice chunk of change but with both discs run time right under 2 hours it is worth the price.

    Overall vs Other Firearm videos 4/5 Verses other videos I think this is a solid dvd. Covers a lot of info and is worth a watch for all skill levels.





    Thunder ranch Urban Rifle Disc 1 Run Time
    Main Movie 51:39:00
    Chapter 6 Intro 1:00
    Chapter 7 Purpose of the Course 3:11
    Chapter 8 Two Questions We Don't Know the Answer to 4:34
    Chapter 9 After action Actions 8:17
    Chapter 10 Problems You're likely to encounter 10:17
    Chapter 11 Problems You're likely to encounter: Time Frame 12:09
    Chapter 12 Problems You're likely to encounter: Number of Rounds Fired 13:06
    Chapter 13 Problems You're likely to encounter: Target 14:33
    Chapter 14 Problems You're likely to encounter: After Action Response 15:47
    Chapter 15 Problems You're likely to encounter: Target Condition 17:51
    Chapter 16 Deciding Factors in a Fight 19:19
    Chapter 17 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Mental Preparation 19:38
    Chapter 18 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Color Coding 21:30
    Chapter 19 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Tactics 24:56:00
    Chapter 20 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Skills 25:21:00
    Chapter 21 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Equipment 25:55:00
    Chapter 22 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Opponents 26:51:00
    Chapter 23 Deciding Factors in a Fight: Luck 2700
    Chapter 24 Pros & Cons of Rifle Use 27:36:00
    Chapter 25 Training Emphasis 31:29:00
    Chapter 26 Principles of Rifle 34:57:00
    Chapter 27 General GuideLines for Rifle Use 38:54:00
    Chapter 28 Rifle Action Types 39:26:00
    Chapter 29 Elements of Rifle Skill 4000
    Chapter 30 Equipment 41:49:00
    Chapter 31 Cover and Concealment 43:20:00
    Chapter 32 Target indicators 44:47:00
    Chapter 33 Camouflage Learn to Blend In 4700
    Chapter 34 Maxamize and Minimize 4800
    Chapter 35 Closing Thoughts 4900
    Bonus
    Trailers
    Defensive Handgun
    Defensive Tactics
    Defensive Firearms
    Defensive Revolver
    Defensive Shotgun


    Thunder ranch Urban Rifle Disc 2
    Main Movie
    Chapter 5 Intro/Rules 1:06
    Chapter 6 Administrative Loading and Unloading 2:18
    Chapter 7 Aperture and Zero 5:00
    Chapter 8 Rifle Carry 6:29
    Chapter 9 Elements of Rifle Skill 8:47
    Chapter 10 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire 11:22
    Chapter 11 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Opposite Hand Support 11:49
    Chapter 12 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Strong Hand Placement 12:53
    Chapter 13 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Strong Hand Elbow Up 13:36
    Chapter 14 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Rifle Butt to Shoulder 14:28
    Chapter 15 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Stock Weld (Face to Rifle) 15:30
    Chapter 16 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Breathing 16:41
    Chapter 17 Seven Elements of Effiecent Rifle Fire: Relaxed body 18:06
    Chapter 18 Natural Point of Aim 18:55
    Chapter 19 Empty Load 20:38
    Chapter 20 Tactical Load 21:54
    Chapter 21 Three Primary Shooting Positions 23:47
    Chapter 22 Three Primary Shooting Positions: Offhand Standing 2400
    Chapter 23 Three Primary Shooting Positions: Prone (Laying Down) 2500
    Chapter 24 Three Primary Shooting Positions: Kneeling 27:03:00
    Chapter 25 Shooting Position Variations 29:03:00
    Chapter 26 Olympic Offhand 29:36:00
    Chapter 27 Squat Position 3100
    Chapter 28 Sitting Position 3200
    Chapter 29 Rifle Offset 34:07:00
    Chapter 30 Lateral Movement 36:44:00
    Chapter 31 Withdraw and Fire 3800
    Chapter 32 Ground Firing 39:16:00
    Chapter 33 Cover and Concealment 41:07:00
    Chapter 34 Malfunction Clearance: Unseated Magazine 4500
    Chapter 35 Secondary Weapon Transition 47:04:00
    Chapter 36 Closing Thoughts 4800

    Bonus
    Trailers
    Defensive Handgun
    Defensive Tactics
    Defensive Firearms
    Defensive Revolver
    Defensive Shotgun
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    I'm curious - what rifles are used in the video? And do they cover wall penetration and/or use of a white light?

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    He primarily uses an ar-15. He does give examples of bolt action hunting rifles and lever guns. but the majority is geared towards semi autos.

    He I believe he does go over limited use of a mounted light, but I watched all his videos in a row so let me double check and get a definite answer if it was on this disc or not.
    "we often were subjected to vilification, including an orchestrated set of protests we knew were phony because every nasty letter referred to “you wreckless men.” I thought “wreckless” was funny, but Dave Friedman took some of those letters to the FBI. Human nature can be inhuman." H.G. Lewis

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    He does cover light a little, but isnt a big fan or advocate of it. A lot of his info seems to be around getting away safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfug View Post
    He does cover light a little, but isnt a big fan or advocate of it. A lot of his info seems to be around getting away safely.
    Getting away safely seems like a good thing
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    I have it and I use his rifle techniques at the local range. I like his unique way of holding the magazine when reloading in order to transition to pressing the bolt release button.

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