Ahh… Positional shooting, the bain of most shooter’s existence. It’s challenging, and the wobble just never seems to go away, does it? We get it, and we understand that it can be incredibly frustrating to constantly fight that wobble. Oh, and we also get that it can be painful for some folks to get themselves into shooting positions because of previous injuries, or maybe you’re just not as flexible as you used to be…. Wherever you’re at, we’ve been there. We’ve struggled to rid ourselves of that wobble that keeps you up at night and to be comfortable with discomfort in a contorted position.
The bottom line is that we should only be using the prone position (or a bench) for three things really. Zeroing our rifle scope, testing ammunition accuracy, or when the wind is nuking like Chernobyl. Outside of that, very rarely are shots taken from the prone. Whether you’re a professional sniper, competition shooter, or a hunter you’ll not be shooting from the prone very often, and if you do that chances of it being perfect are slim to none. Outside of that, the true test of marksmanship is being able to get the rifle to point at the target with as little or no effort from us long enough to press the trigger and deliver a clean shot. Easier said than done!
Our positional shooting seminar is all about coaching. We’ll take a deep-dive into the Natural Point of Aim, peeling back the layers of what it is and how to get yourself into it with ease and how to check it with intuition. Body awareness is key here, and that’s where we’ll spend a lot of time as well. Being able to look at a shooting position and know exactly where you need to put your body to obtain an NPA is how you’ll become a faster, more efficient shooter. You’ll learn how to stretch your body and “check-in” with where it’s at in relation to the target and the rifle.
What you’ll learn:
- Natural Point of Aim deep-dive
- Personalized coaching
- Tripod shooting techniques
- Barricade shooting techniques
- Body awareness drills
- Economy of motion shooting drills
This is considered to be an intermediate level course, so you’ll probably already have a grasp on what you like. However, for the newer shooters let’s start this off by saying that you don’t need the latest and greatest gear that everyone in the competitive world is using to be successful in precision shooting! All the whiz-bang attachments for your rifle with bags and pods and pads are trick, but we’ll volunteer a bet (conditions of said bet determined individually) that after this course you’ll find yourself needing a rifle, a shooting bag, and your body. Your success is determined by you and you only! Bring what you have, and use this training course as an opportunity to see what really works for you. We have a slew of gear for you to use in the event you want to try it out or don’t have something, so please before you spend a bunch of money, ask us first!!
Overall, if there’s ANY question on the gear listed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us.
- A precision rifle capable of shooting at least 1 Minute of Angle groups at 100 yards.
- A magnified optic with exposed target style turrets. (Bring your manual and tools!)
- A scope bubble level. (If it’s not installed, don’t worry, we’ll do that in class.)
- 2x Magazines (If your rifle uses detachable magazines.)
- A bipod, capable of Left/Right cant adjustments.
- A rifle sling. (We recommend the Magpul MS1 Sling.)
- 250 Rounds of Match Ammunition (Please view our handload policy here.)
- The Hornady 4 DOF Ballistic Solver application on your smartphone.
- Shooting mat (If you really need one….)
- Rear shooting support. (We recommend the Armageddon Gear Pint-Sized Gamechanger Bag)
- Rifle cleaning kit. (Watch this video here for what we recommend.)
- Notebook with pen, pencil, and black sharpie marker.
- Daypack capable of hauling all your range gear. (We recommend the Stone Glacier Kiowa bag.)
Personal Sustainment Items There is no such thing as bad weather, only a poor choice in clothing…
- Clothing appropriate for the weather. (We recommend a merino wool hooded sun shirt, long baggy pants, and a floppy hat.)
- Folding chair
- Water (Plan on consuming at least 1 gallon per day.)
- Food for lunch, and snacks if you need them.
Nice-To-Have’s (We have a lot of this gear available for shared/loaned use during the course.)
- Laser Rangefinder
- Spotting Scope
- Shooting Tripod