DILIGENTIA VIS CELERITAS
"Accuracy, Power, Speed"
The phrase 'Accuracy, Power, Speed', first made popular by Col. Jeff
Cooper, means that a proper defensive tool (eg. a handgun), must be
used accurately enough to place shots where they will have the desired
effect, with sufficient power to create that desired effect, and do so
with sufficient speed to realize the desired effect before the attacker
harms anyone. Properly executed, this technique is very different
from the target shooting techniques common to most training. Its
purpose it to train you to be accurate enough and fast enough, with
Of late we have focused quite a lot of energy on rifles.
Extending the understanding of the science and the art behind long
range accurate shooting. Much of this has come about because,
though I've been a handloader since 1966, I never (until now)
learned how to efficiently
adjust a given choice of ammunition components to create the best load
those components will deliver in a given rifle. I am in
the process of writing the notebook (linked above) on the subject, and
have listed links to copies of the emails I sent during early
development to those interested in following or contributing expertise
to the project. From now on, you can read all about it right
here, so the only emails I will be sending will be notifications of new
postings to this page. If you wish to be included on the
notification listing, please send
me an email and mention you want to be included (or removed from)
the "Shooting" list.
Family members have expressed interest in becoming trained in armed
self defense, and accurate long range shooting, so ...
I recently became certified as an instructor by the US Conncealed
Carry Association . The training provided under their program
is primarily directed at those who have recently made the decision to
carry a concealed firearm, and is primarily focused on safety and
covers the wide range of information that is essential to those new to
firearms, such as "Which gun is right for me?", "How do I carry this
gun?", "How do these guns work?", and many more topics. I highly
recommend this training to everyone, particularly those who recently
made the decision to protect themselves, and as yet don't have any
experience with firearms.
I teach the unmodified USCCA classroom course for $200.00 per
student. This world class multi-media course comes with your own
copy of USCCA's "Concealed Carry" magazine. Location and time to
be determined upon registration. Men, women, boys and girls
welcome. To begin registration, plese send me an
email with your contact information and preferred classroom
location and the number of students you will bring to class.
NOTE: If you bring me a large group of students and provide a
television equipped classroom, I will teach the entire class for
a significant discount from the individual rate. Please contact
me to discuss.
I teach continuing education courses for my USCCA CCW course graduates,
additional practical training in firearms manipulation, shooting
technique, and tactical reasoning. These courses are designed to
instill the student with the instinctive reactions necessary to detect,
avoid or previal in lethal force encounters.
I can develop and teach modified courses to include specific topics and
scenarios which may be of importance to your group. Please
contact me to discuss your requirements.
For those of you interested, I am going to create a separate page just
for training eventually. In the meantime,
here is a screen shot of the 'bio' I put on the USCCA Instructors page
... and you can review my professional resume above.