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#1 SME at Pistol Forum

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 01:26 PM

Anyone train with him lately?

 

Seems a couple years ago he was rehab'd or whatever, wrote a new book, and was going to show the world he was the real deal.  I read some great reviews his class was a "must do" for anyone looking to get to the next level.

 

Then about a year later I read, and hear from a few that his classes seemed to fall off a bit.

 

Looking for some 2016 reviews or anyone that knows his current state of mind.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

3 other shooters and I took his 2 day class in Ohio in October.

Good training on maximizing your dry fire routines.

His approach to live fire is to break it down into one of three modes:
Accuracy mode.
Speed mode.
Match mode.

...plus a group shooting mode. Ok, so 3 modes plus dry fire.

Students are taught to concentrate on ONE mode at a time, improving ONE problem at a time.

I like the guy. And he seems genuinely happy to see people improve and learn. He never fired a single shot. Never went into 'look at what I can do.' It was all about the shooters.

Group size was limited to 4 and instruction was definitely individualized to each shooter's skills and problems.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 12:12 AM

+1*10^6. :)

I found his class really helpful in connecting the dots on stuff I learned in stoeger's classes.

In particular: how to self analyze in practice. We discussed a fair amount how the drills covered in most classes imply that the shooter is able to self analyze and make corrections when not achieving a set accuracy or par time standard. Which is a LOT harder than it seems.

Totally recommended here as well.


3 other shooters and I took his 2 day class in Ohio in October.

Good training on maximizing your dry fire routines.

His approach to live fire is to break it down into one of three modes:
Accuracy mode.
Speed mode.
Match mode.

...plus a group shooting mode. Ok, so 3 modes plus dry fire.

Students are taught to concentrate on ONE mode at a time, improving ONE problem at a time.

I like the guy. And he seems genuinely happy to see people improve and learn. He never fired a single shot. Never went into 'look at what I can do.' It was all about the shooters.

Group size was limited to 4 and instruction was definitely individualized to each shooter's skills and problems.

Recommended.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:12 PM

I took a two day private class this year. Well worth it. Threw in a day of match observation and analysis the day prior to the class.

The question to answer is how much time will you devote to working on what you did in class when you get home. If the answer is not much, then it probably isn't worth it.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:23 AM

He's all about tuning/refining your movements. I've taken his class twice, and definitely noticed improvements. Steve has an eye for noticing the little details to shave fractions of seconds off your time. Fun class too. But as the previous poster noted, it's stuff you have to devote time to perfecting. 



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:28 AM

I'm contemplating driving to Ohio at some point in 2017 to train with him... because I have no desire to run a class and jump through the hoops to bring him to town.



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:52 PM

I'm contemplating driving to Ohio at some point in 2017 to train with him... because I have no desire to run a class and jump through the hoops to bring him to town.

This.

We drove from Maryland. By taking the class on his home turf, several other advantages played out.

The weekend was focused. No interference from other things competing for our attention like kids, etc.

It was like a mini shooting vacation.

Talk at dinner was reinforcing what we learned, or more importantly, missed or were already beginning to forget.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:19 AM

I know this isn't recent info as the op requested, but....

I took a DRYFIRE class with Steve several years ago. Of the 3 that went, we all made Master within the following year. My shooting tapered off like a turd due to other committments, but the other two guys went on to make GM. I can't speak for them, but I thought Steve was directly responsible for helping me get to Master.

I've never met a guy more in tune with a isolating and correcting problems. Steve is a TEACHER, I think that's his true calling. He genuinely loves to help and he loves when the lightbulb goes off for someone.

He might never be National Champion or even compete much anymore, but his teaching and coaching are national quality.

IMHO.
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:40 AM

I know this isn't recent info as the op requested, but....
I took a DRYFIRE class with Steve several years ago. Of the 3 that went, we all made Master within the following year. My shooting tapered off like a turd due to other committments, but the other two guys went on to make GM. I can't speak for them, but I thought Steve was directly responsible for helping me get to Master.
I've never met a guy more in tune with a isolating and correcting problems. Steve is a TEACHER, I think that's his true calling. He genuinely loves to help and he loves when the lightbulb goes off for someone.
He might never be National Champion or even compete much anymore, but his teaching and coaching are national quality.
IMHO.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:55 PM

Hey, Ben.

Ban this fucking spammer and delete his posts....
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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:25 PM

Hey, Ben.

Ban this fucking spammer and delete his posts....

Why?  I like him.


I paste faster than I shoot.


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

I've never shot with Steve but I have met him at his day job (and bought the least USPSA gun I own).   Just chatting with him for a little bit I could tell he really takes the mental game seriously and I took him to be a very skilled teacher.

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:09 PM

Ben came through and banned the spammer.

The Doodies thank you.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

Does he make you listen to Van Halen and him laughing hysterically at his own commentary?

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

No Van Halen during the classes, but he does laugh a lot. He seems to be a happy, contented fellow.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:13 PM

Why?  I like him.


Shit talking, trolling, freedom of speech, and other ass hat antics are welcome; but stupid shit like spam, deleting posts, and the like get you kicked to the curb.

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