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5 years 19 weeks ago, 12:42 AM

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I thought this would be an appropriate place to post some information about recent Tactical Rifel Instructor school I attended. It was taught by MSG Paul Howe (look him up in Wikipedia if you don't know who he is, but he's a true American hero) @ his training facility in Texas.

The link below gives my entire write up (after action report) of my experience.

Bottom line is that if you ever have the opportunity to take a class given by Paul Howe, I highly recommend it. He offers some of the most real world applicable training I've ever participated in and he is one heck of a guy. He offers 2 days operator courses and 6 day instructor courses, mostly in TX but he does travel around the country from time to time. Some of his classes are open to civilians, others are restricted to LE and Military.

Here's a link to a quick video I took of him demonstrating his "100-7 Drill". http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbphotography/3307360059/

Here's my write up of my week there:

http://www.baileytactical.com/blog/view/175/csat_tactical_rifle_instruct...

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MSG Paul Howe demonstrating his "100-7 Drill". You can check out my review of his training here: http://www.baileytactical.com/blog/view/175/csat_tactical_rifle_instructor_training

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:51 AM

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His 100-7 drill and man he is slow. Would be a fun drill to do. We shoot stuff like this all the time in 3 gun matches and run & gun.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 12:26 PM

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Yes his demo was slow and methodical, but he was demonstrating it for us. We had to run it for time as well as a much longer course called the scrambler that included hill runs and shot as much as 300 yards and pistol transitions. We did most training with 2 guns as very few people in the LE world are 3 gun shooters (meaning we don't carry all 3 at one time).

The class will put you through your paces. There were full-time military and FBI SWAT guys there as well and we were all huffing after the drills, plus you do them over and over and over.

It was a great time.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 7:14 PM

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In 3 gun matches you only carry 2 firearms. If you do shoot all 3 guns in one stage of fire the 3rd gun is setup some where in the stage for you to get when you are ready to use it. He lot to do it the same way but instead of shooting 5 rounds each time should shoot 3 double taps.
I can double tap a target a 100 yards away and keep the group under 3 inches with the double taps in .24 hundredth of a second.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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Good shooting! You

Good shooting! You obviously have good trigger reset. Doing that while running puts a whole different spin on it, doesn't it? Nothing like trying to settle your shots with your heart thumping away. Good training though, because when the s&#t hits the fan your adrenaline really gets going and the heart will be pumping.

I think my best time from standing low ready to a double tap on target was .79. Raising the muzzle and gettig on target takes most of that time. I'll have to try a 100 yard double tap from prone position and see how quickly I can pull it off.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 4:16 PM

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If you have a muzzle brake on your barrel there is no muzzle raise. I have a 1.5 pound trigger on my AR. When I'm shooting targets from 7 to 60 yards I can shoot double taps on target in .14 and sometimes faster than that. The qiuckest time for a double tap has been .08 with my AR.

Yes, it is funny that I don't get the shakes until after I get done shooting. One of the reason I like to shoot IPSC and 3 gun matches to help with adrenaline and the heart. I had a friend that timed me doing the 100 yard double taps from the prone position. Another thing that help is have Harris bipods on your rifle. Geat for shooting from the prone position.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 10:20 AM

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I have a Harris on my .308 but nothing on my M4.

Everything is hand held and I use a standard mil spec trigger, no foregrip, basically patrol ready. I've seen a few of the Timney's, etc. break, so I'm not planning on adding them. I can see where they would be helpful in a match setting. We're definitey shooting differently.

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 5:00 PM

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I have the some trigger as you, just had a gunsmith work on my trigger to that pull. My AR is a M4 except for a A2 stock with a 16 inch barrel. I will see if I can get a picture of my rifle to show you what I have.

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