Tactical Rifle

15 March 2003



Competitor rating % of accuracy time

1st Tom Janstrom 49.82 80% 24.32

2nd Rafe Zach 59.62 82% 36.12

3rd Devin Jones* 59.64 79% 32.64

4th Dewey Winstead 62.35 73% 26.85

5th Jon Anderson 72.36 68% 31.36

6th Devin Jones** 77.90 72% 40.90

7th Ken Reed incomplete course

8th Larry Webster 58.62 76% 28.12


        Devin shooting his AK

** Devin shooting his AR, I guess it does make a difference.


Thoughts on the fundamentals of shooting:


When considering or performing the fundamentals of shooting, two major objectives should be achieved. The primary objectives, if achieved to a given degree will effect the shooters ability to hit quickly and accurately. The goal here is to be able to do so under the streeful conditions of a lethal threat encounter.


1.          Control Motion

Movement in the firearm as the round is fired will affect the intended strike of the round. If you anticipate the shot and give a pre-ignition push or simply do not stabilize the weapon fully upon presentation, the round will not impact in the intended area. In other words you missed where you aimed or supposed you aimed.

Motion will affect the strike of the round. Recoil is motion as well. What needs to be understood is that motion in the gun must be controlled as much as possible. It needs to be controlled just long enough to pull the trigger, in-order for the round to hit the intended point.


2.          Consistency

When training, shooters must realize the necessity of developing psycho-motor skills. These skills are developed through repetitive, correct, practice. These skills allow the shooter to perform them each and every time regardless of the conditions on may find themselves operating under. (muscle memory)


You will fight the way you train.


Larry Webster