This is a discussion on I'm DONE! within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've watched just about every video I could get my hands on, adjusted and tweaked my grip every which way from sunday and finally, FINALLY ...
March 5th, 2013 10:00 PM
I've watched just about every video I could get my hands on, adjusted and tweaked my grip every which way from sunday and finally, FINALLY decided: this 'self taught' method may work for some activities, but NOT this one ... SO,
I now live in Northern Virginia.
I am looking to spend 2 - 3 days handgun training with a PROFESSIONAL who can help me get a grip. I want to run my gun, not have the gun run me ... I want to have GREAT days at the range and so-so days at the range and, in the end, if it ever really counts, I want to know I have the training and skill set neccessary to get the job done ...
SO, if there are any NOVA members that would recommend a top-level professional that is a GOOD teacher, please, let me know their information.
Thank you kindly,
March 5th, 2013 10:00 PM
March 5th, 2013 10:15 PM
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
March 5th, 2013 11:18 PM
Awesome! I've been a fan of his technique since seeing his promo video and reading his comments on some of the boards. Looks like I need look no further.
May I ask: Did you take his class? What was your experience? I.E., how much better prepared do you feel after training with DH and how much better has your technique improved -- if you can quantify it.
I just took a quick look at the site and it seems I have to order his training materials before I can schedule for his class ... which I had actually intended to do anyway ...
While I would like to do private classes with him, based on cost, it looks like I will have to look to a semi-private schedule -- my only question there, is what class did you take? I am leaning toward the private simply to have the full attention of a proven professional shooter AND teacher than have to share my time with others ... anyway, THANK YOU!!!
Originally Posted by Mike1956
March 6th, 2013 10:13 AM
I have not taken any coursework from DRM, but he's on my "bucket list," for when I am finally able to travel for classes (or if one happens to be in my area).
Why? Because ---> Proper Grip & Recoil Managment
His explanation of the physics of recoil and how I can, as a shooter, better mitigate it was what finally cemented for me my current grip.
I've gotten away with a lot, because I have a good grip.
Trust me, I'm not saying that to gloat. Know why? Because I'm about to tell you that I am now having to work twice as hard to re-establish fundamentals of trigger control - because a Kung-Fu Grip can't hide *everything*.
The grip is important, but don't focus toooooo much on it, like I did.
Given DRM's proximity to you, he would definitely be a first-choice for me.
Alias Tactical plays host to several different top-tier trainers, and many of those classes are out in the VA-area. There are also various VSM (Vickers Shooting Method) classes out in your area as well. Those are definitely worth checking out as well.
March 6th, 2013 04:55 PM
If Tom Perroni is still up there, his instruction made a world of difference in my handgun shooting (starting from being fairly new and, like you, self-taught to that point).
One of these days I'll get back up to NOVA for another class or two.
RIP, Jeff Dorr: 1964 - July 17, 2009. You will be missed.
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March 8th, 2013 10:03 AM
Right now my Training Classes are 50% OFF...
Normally I charge $250 per person, per day. But for a limited time it's only $125 per per person (that's with a minimum of three students). Otherwise it breaks down like this:
- Private Lesson (1 student): $375 per day
- Semi Private Class (2 students): $187.50 per person, per day
- Group Rates for 3-6 students:$125 per person, per day
- Group Rates for Larger Classes: P.O.R.
Here'a link to class descriptions:
Tactical Shooting Academy - Class Descriptions
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(Must be 18. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all states). - D. Stanhope
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March 8th, 2013 11:01 AM
March 8th, 2013 11:31 AM
I would be more than happy to help you out!
I have never had the pleasure of training with DRM however I know people who have and if you choose him I'm sure you will not go wrong!
Let me know if I can Help!
March 8th, 2013 11:36 AM
Originally Posted by BAC
Thanks for the kind words! Hope you are doing well! I would love to have you come back and do some training with us. We are up to 3 ranges now business is booming so I don't have time to post. And the Open Enrollment training has taken a back seat to MIL/GOV training.
Stay Safe & Shoot Straight!