Monday, January 11, 2010

School's in session...

Almost everybody knows that Jerry Miculek is like unto a god when it comes to shooting revolvers, but not everyone knows that he's no slouch with a carbine, either.

Thus, it was pretty cool to get an email announcing that Brownells was putting out a set of instructional DVDs from Jerry on his AR carbine techniques:


It'll supposedly be available this month; I know I'm looking forward to it.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's with the gray hair? Oops, that would be me too. :D Funny how a Master with a short gun can run those long guns right smartly too.

Al T.

Anonymous said...

I saw that guy on TV once... wow.

But then I thought, dear god his training budget for ammo must be terriying, like: " I bought the F-350 and forklift to haul my daily ammo dose to the range, the interns are there to load. That OTHER guy does nothing but fix worn out guns."

Ed Foster said...

So when I was working at Smith, I'd wander over to chat with Jim Dalton, who is only the greatest pistol smith in the world.

One day he introduces me to his friend Jerry, and Jerry's amazing wife (who, while in the Army, set the Army's physical fitness record for women that stood for a dozen years, until broken by my cousin Sheila).

This gentle bear of a man went to great lengths to make it obvious he put his pants on one leg at a time, just like everybody else.

There's this great little tavern in West Springfield (attached to a gunshop no less) where the S & W guys and I get together every now and again. Hopefully Il Maestro and his Missus will make it sometime, and I can learn at the feet of the master.

Two truly pleasant, classy people. Champions in many ways.

og said...

Speaking of instructional videos, how about a post on the training you've had? What you liked and didn't, what you thought was the best beginner training, etc. I know a lot of folks who would benefit by that info, including me.

tomcatshanger said...

Hell, one can learn something just by watching the blurb. This is a video I gotta get.

Bradley said...

very cool, cant wait for it to come on sale, i will order, i like the idea of two sites on the gun, and both in use one for in-close shots and one to reach out a little bit!

DirtCrashr said...

I need some of those glasses with the bi-focal part in the upper region.
H/T Haji, the twin-sight (far/near) issue has been approached by XS Sights with the CSAT Combat Sight designed by Paul Howe. You get a notch for CQB and a ghost-ring for your 100-yard zero.
Hmmm...I wonder if I could retrofit one of those XS sights into the folding Troy sight on the M4...

Matt G said...

Dammit.
I shouldn't have clicked there.

Mulliga said...

I see Jerry Miculek holds his AR forend close to the front sight, as opposed to near the magwell.

Mayhap I oughta think about changing the placement of ye ole VFG...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am totally picking up this AR video. Miculek is the goods.

Ditto to the commenter above who said we'd enjoy (and profit from) a post from Tam about her training experiences and perspectives.

Gewehr98 said...

Damn, he sure is all about the cant, isn't he?

That would make for a real fun zero if he weren't shooting so close...

Tam said...

"Damn, he sure is all about the cant, isn't he?"

The current State-Of-The-Art in 3-gun is to have a dot sight or irons offset at an angle to the magnifying optic atop the carbine. Since stages may have targets that need to be engaged at pistol range interspersed with 100+ yd. targets, this makes sense. It obviously doesn't translate to High Power matches.

TJIC said...

Good info on the DVDs. I'll have my purchasing manager at SmartFlix pick up a few sets.

Mike Kelly said...

ACTS, does this. Not as polished as Jerry, but there are some contenders.

These guys have been doing it for a while now.

Anonymous said...

I have wood now.
is that wrong