Nice video where he gives some good advice on improving your range accuracy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa50-plo48)
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September 18, 2008, 05:08 PM
Pretty much any video on youtube with Todd Jarrett is worth watching. The Blackhawk Tips are good ones with Todd too.
September 18, 2008, 05:24 PM
I've got that on my myspace page lol.
September 18, 2008, 08:27 PM
I love that video! Todd Jarrett is teh awesome.
September 18, 2008, 08:44 PM
Does he teach at a school anywhere that regular Joes can attend?
September 18, 2008, 10:43 PM
He's in NC a lot and sometimes comes to the Sir Walter USPSA matches in Creedmoore. Trains and teaches at Blackwater USA.
September 18, 2008, 10:47 PM
What gun and caliber is he using? I've seen that video a hundred times. So, I might as well know.
September 18, 2008, 11:47 PM
It's a Para-Ordnance single stack non-LDA. Looked like a .45 to me.
September 19, 2008, 12:37 AM
Yeah, he mentions that sponsorship money is more than championship cash. Can't argue with that!
We graduated from the same high school, I live in a city of 30,000 population.
I'm sure that Para was provided to him.
He is quite good.
September 19, 2008, 09:46 AM
First rate instructor, too, which isn't always the same thing.
September 19, 2008, 09:57 AM
I have had the luck to shoot on a squat with Todd a couple of times in the Richmond area, he is very fast!
September 19, 2008, 10:47 PM
I had the privilege of spending a day with Rob Leatham just about a year ago. I'm looking forward to doing the same thing with Todd Jarrett next year. I told the owner of the range where I shoot he really needs to find away to get Rob Leatham, Todd Jarrett and Jerry Miculek either all in at the same time or on consecutive weekends. :what:
September 19, 2008, 11:34 PM
wow excellent video.
September 19, 2008, 11:41 PM
How does he shoot that gun like it has zero recoil?
September 20, 2008, 01:36 PM
By shooting about 150,000 rounds a year in practice and working out his forearms.
September 20, 2008, 01:45 PM
His videos are amazing, if you watch alot you will notice that he is always aware of -every- thing he does. his feet, his knees, hip direction, sholders head, eyes, hands, etc. anything that moves. its all calculated. pretty darn cool.
September 20, 2008, 01:51 PM
I wrote about this a little bit on my blog after taking a class with Jarrett a few weeks ago: he is a great instructor.
Some of you know that I'm a school teacher by trade, and I found myself paying attention to the way he ran a class. The man is consistently, relentlessly positive, he adapts the pacing and the content to each student (the buzzword in schools is "differentiated instruction") his energy is off the scale, everything is learned by doing, he provides self-assessment tools to each student by doing things like putting witness marks on your hands after perfecting your grip, so you can always check your own grip for the rest of the class, he makes certain that every student has a goal and always has a short-term objective in mind ("I'm going to be surprised when the trigger breaks" or "I will see the sights lift") and everything he does is done with humor.
I found myself really admiring his instruction and comparing myself to him--and I've adapted a few things I saw him do. It's not that he's better at any one area than a lot of teachers I know, but he integrates all these ideas so well that it looks effortless, like he's just winging it. He's not.
The long version of my short list above. (http://thearmedschoolteacher.blogspot.com/2008/08/blackwater-blog-weekend-overheard-at.html)
Book a class with Todd Jarrett:
Don't forget his shooting, either. He took 2nd in Limited and 3rd in Open at the USPSA Nationals in Tulsa last week.
September 20, 2008, 11:57 PM
JakeMcCoy, I missed your question. Jarrett teaches that holding the gun down and stopping recoil is a myth. In fact, he even teaches that shooting minor calibers because you're back on target faster is unimportant.
What he emphasizes is perfect consistency in the way the gun comes back down on target. This is where the laser grips really shine--he'd switch his on and shoot a fast string, and you could watch the laser dot move almost straight up and down with no wasted movement at all. It was like he was controlling it, but really he was just riding the recoil, using his stance and grip to absorb it and bring the gun back.
When I shot with the laser on, the dot was all over the place. I'd fire, it'd fly up, a little left, a lot to the right, back down a foot below the target, back up to the target--and that was a good string for me. I was hitting the target, but you could really see where the difference in speed and quality of hits was coming from. Jarrett's gun comes back to the target like it's got a mind of its own.
He says he's fired about 2 million rounds in his career and the first half-million/million (depending on when he's saying it) were wasted.