Happily, the only cops I shoot with are the ones in my classes. While they may not represent the entire demographic, they are the ones I get to look to for my examples. I have never been in class with a cop or former cop who was an inadequate shooter.Cops that train can shoot. They are the minority in my experience, but I’m always happy to see them in classes.
When I had my grip changed/perfected by 360 Performance my presentation times slowed down a bit, but first hit accuracy got really solid, as did controlling recoil through long shot strings with shorter split times.I have been working with the takeaways from the class pretty much steadily since returning from the class. As far as my draw goes, My garment-clearing and bringing the gun up to form my two-handed firing grip was fairly solid going in, and has shown improvement. Forming that effective grip, otoh has taken many, often-frustrating reps. This morning as I began my dry-firing drills, that effective grip was suddenly there, repeatedly. Efficient, faster. Still there, every time.
Hey, Kevin! I tried, tried, tried to get in the Mt. Gilead class last week, especially since it is about fifteen miles from my house. It wasn't happening. I was on the waiting list for the class at TDI this week, and on Thursday Scott's wife Beverly texted me and told me that a slot had opened up and that she would hold it for me if I could get signed up for it right now. I had another three hundred bucks or so in it with lodging, food and fuel at TDI in West Union, but well worth it.I just attended this class last week in Mt. Gilead. It was far better and I learned much more than that class we took together last year. Scott is a great instructor.
MSP's Scott Jedlinski has his entire class schedule booked through 2024. They sell out quickly, well in advance of the class dates. If you are considering it, pull the trigger soon. If you don't want to travel so far, you have some Michigan options available:With these glowing reviews from long time intelligent posters, I really should align to attend a class, even if it is in that state down South 😉
Great thread everyone, nice comments
Glad to hear you are seeing much faster.I’ve been working ripping cover from above the gun. It allows me feed my strong hand to the gun much faster. I’m out for a RDS course Sunday, we’ll see how times look, but I can absolutely tell it’s faster than clearing cover from the bottom.
What holster are you currently running?I’ve been working ripping cover from above the gun. It allows me feed my strong hand to the gun much faster. I’m out for a RDS course Sunday, we’ll see how times look, but I can absolutely tell it’s faster than clearing cover from the bottom.
Tenicore Velo, besides smoothing/sanding the edges it works well for me as is. Lots of instructors and people who train hard had input into it’s design.What holster are you currently running?
I ask because I have had to further modify my already-modified Dara.
Yeah, the Modern Samurai Project changed years of acquired grip/presentation habits for me. All for the better, but getting from here to there is taking lots of reps and practice.Tenicore Velo, besides smoothing/sanding the edges it works well for me as is. Lots of instructors and people who train hard had input into it’s design.
I worked grip and draw stroke presentation a ton over the past two years, with 360 Performance changing my grip mechanics and timing and modifying my presentation to bare bones with as little extra movement; the last part was accessing the gun in the most efficient way possible. I had done it my way for so long successfully it was difficult to find the little inconsistencies. Having to delay strong hand access, by clearing cover from below was the most inefficient part. Not as much of an issue from a relaxed stance, but from a fighting or interview position there is a delay.
It’s still not 100% doable from above with a button down, the rear of the shirt seems to catch up depending on length, material, and fit. If it isn’t a material that stretches, it doesn’t always uncover gun smoothly.
With a closed front polo, the rip from over the gun is aces. I’ll get lots of live reps tomorrow.