TSiWRX wrote:hookalakupua wrote:I've taken multiple courses from him in the past, if there's anything anyone wants to know first hand. Bottom line...he and Travis Haley are in a completely different class for what I was looking for.
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I'm definitely looking forward to some classes with Mr. Haley in the near future. Distance-to-course is a problem for me, currently.
I ran a Handgun2 and Carbine2 Course with him back to back, and they were the best courses I've ever taken. This was back in Washington during a week of some of the worst weather imaginable and although he himself was beyond sick, he ran that course as if every one of our lives would someday be on the line. The course consisted of about a 70/30 Military/Leo to Civilian mix but you would never have known who was who. After first assessing group safety, he immediately jumped into the heart of the course and we went 100mph for 4 days, non-stop. 35-40 degree weather and non-stop rain, flooded our sand pit and we were constantly working out of 2"-6" of water. Standing, kneeling, prone, on our sides and on our backs...it didn't matter. He instilled a mindset throughout the course, that forced us to concentrate on our fundamentals and the task at hand, regardless of the conditions or our environment. We must have run 15 different shooting exercises and most were ones I had never seen. We trained to the point of failure, solved the failure and then trained harder, faster and more accurately. This is not a course for beginners as we ran pattern drills amongst our partners and our team. He will push you harder than you can imagine but you'll come away with the tools necessary to become a tremendously better shooter.
With that said, he may be the funniest *$%@! I've ever met in my life. He's got an amazing teaching method and his humor is almost worth the price of admission itself! I don't want to go into too many details as you have to hear the comments first hand. Along with his comments are some of the best stories you've ever heard as well.
I wrote up a full after action report after all the courses and I'll see if I can find it. I'll also follow up with my thoughts from Travis and Caylen (Precision Rifle) later on but what I will say now, is that the 3 of them are the best instructors I've ever trained under and that for my personal needs, they're the best of the best and the only ones I will pay that amount of money to train under.
Lastly, I'll be at Travis' Disruptive Environment's Course in April in Michigan if you want to meet up. It's apparently beyond anything else that's out there. Take a look at some of the youtube clips if you get a chance.
Hope that helps and feel free to PM if you want more course specific info.