Hawk87 wrote:This was a great class, I learned a ton. You really don't know what you don't know until you take a class like this.
I am way excited to see the video, it should be really interesting to see my self shoot.
I also felt ahead of the curve for having taken the Next Step course. I still have some bad habits to break, but I know what right looks like thanks to Mark and Brant.
I felt like my lack of knowledge of their methodology and terminology probably slowed down the class, and I sincerely apologize to the other students for that.
nesplin wrote:I still have a thing for the 1911 platform and am still proudly “that 1911 guy”.
nesplin wrote:Intro thoughts:
To begin, I came into the class having never trained with Mark or Brant. They have prerequisites for this class for very good reasons, and I felt like a jerk even asking to take it without previous instruction from them, but it was the only day I had open and I really liked the idea of their approach. On this note I would highly recommend progressing through their curriculum on their recommended path no matter your experience level. I felt like my lack of knowledge of their methodology and terminology probably slowed down the class, and I sincerely apologize to the other students for that.
I carry a modified full size Kimber 1911, and in this class I was certainly the odd man out in this respect. On the up-side I got a lot of practice with mag changes, but in order to increase my ammo count to even close that of the glock crowd I ended up stuffing my back pockets with extra mags and front pockets with extra ammo. I’ve always known there are a few disadvantages to that platform, but in spite of the extra work I had to put in backfilling mag carriers and stuffing mags during down time I still have a thing for the 1911 platform and am still proudly “that 1911 guy”.
nesplin wrote:...Mark made an excellent case for appendix carry throughout the class though, and I will probably be experimenting with that in the near future. The instructors both did a great job of giving non-judgmental opinions on gear choices without it coming across like mindless dogma, and stressed throughout the course that if your gear isn’t working in class it certainly won’t work in a fight.
nesplin wrote:..Also, as was mentioned in previous post there was one crotch-muzzle-punch on a moving target that may well have been the coolest thing I have ever seen in training.
nesplin wrote:Overall, the class was excellent and would be a bargain at twice the price. The pace was fast enough to be really challenging but the instructors kept it safe and under control. I highly recommend training with Mark and Brant, and strongly suggest you follow their curriculum as indicated to avoid feeling like ‘that guy’ that is probably slowing the rest of the class down. Their focus is on moving and shooting during a fight, and they definitely delivered. The class really helped me realize how much work I need to put in to internalize the skills necessary to properly kick [auto-filtered] under stress if needed.
RoccoRacer wrote:nesplin wrote:I still have a thing for the 1911 platform and am still proudly “that 1911 guy”.
Welcome to the forum. You shot that 1911 well, and I thought the Serpa guys got more flak than the few 1911 guys (maybe because Brant carries one).
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