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Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by kayak-man, Feb 23, 2015.

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  1. kayak-man

    kayak-man Member

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    I never really paid too much attention to training DVDs when I was shooting once or twice a week. I figured I was better off saving my money for ammo and classes. Now though, my shedule is a little less flexible, income is a bit less, and I am several thousand miles away from my reloading press, and some of those MAGPUL and Rifles Only DVDs are starting to look pretty enticing.

    I was just wondering what all y'all think about the DVDs out there. I know going to the classes is the way to go, but for dry fire and training on a budget, have you found them to be effective and worth the price? Are there any specific ones you felt were exceptionally good or worthwhile?
     
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    I like the Magpul series and I think they are worth the money. I actually take my laptop to the range, watch a segment, then train a bit according to what I saw, then watch another segment, etc.
     
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    Jim, I REALLY like that idea.

    Mathew, thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out.
     
  5. Shawn Dodson

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    Take plenty of notes and pay attention to the technique being taught. I find myself "rewinding" a lot so I can take good notes and study technique in detail.
     
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    I bought the Magpul DVD series as a complete set for Christmas 2014

    Still working my way through it, but probably the best $100 I spent on training so far in 2015...especially since Magpul intends to discontinue them from what I've read

    Wonderful DVDs

    -Matt S.
     
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    Optics, did it include the precision rifle DVDs? And where did you find it for $100?
     
  8. RustyShackelford

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    Video courses/DVDs...

    In 2015, there are a few good video/DVD resources available even to the casual shooter/entry level CCW holder.
    The NRA offers www.PersonalDefenseNetwork.com . It's insightful and has many great training clips.
    The SIG Sauer Academy also has great training videos. They also offer classes/instructors in NH.
    Magpul has gun videos too but I haven't seen or used any yet.
    Lenny Magill, a shooting sports industry veteran has www.Gunvideo.com . He also owns/runs www.GlockStore.com .

    Paladin-Press.com & DeltaPress.com also offer DVDs/videos.
    One video/DVD I would not buy is Massad Ayoob's Shoot To Live. The production standards are less than ideal(bad audio) & he makes the same points he already wrote articles about.
     
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    I don't care much for the Magpul videos. A lot of flash that looks good for the camera but wastes movement and time and doesn't work in the dark. I did however like Haley's Adaptive Handgun quite a bit. Pat Rogers' carbine videos are also very good. It was very helpful to watch them before taking classes with him. It helps to be familiar with the material going in and not having to try to absorb everything for the first time on the fly.
     
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    I have the handgun and shotgun DVDs from Magpul. I guess for the money they're not bad. I learned a lot more from the shot gun series than the handgun series. This is likely due to having much more experience with hand guns though. With all the money you're saving on ammo, you could probably justify the purchase.
     
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    I purchased it direct from Magpul. They MSRP it at $150 but for the holiday had it at $99 shipped. Comes in a very nice wooden box and the set does include precision rifle as well as bonus footage. Only 1000 units made.

    Here's the Magpul Propaganda link:
    https://www.magpul.com/propaganda?itemId=News:12

    Should still be available on ebay/amazon/internet marketplace

    -Matt S.
     
  12. kayak-man

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    Thanks man, I've been checking Amazon but can't find it. I mainly wanted e carbine and precision rifle DVDs, since I doubt I'll ever shoot from a helicopter, and I've already taken Costa's handgun and shotgun classes. Oh well... I guess I'll just have to go to his training complex in Wyoming... :) bwa ha ha

    Right now, I'm looking at Viking Tactics Streetfighter and the FIST Fire program DR Middlebrooks puts out :)
     
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    I have a lot of experience learning/training from video. Some firearms, but mostly hand to hand. I also have lots of in-person training so I know how well it translates.

    The best way is to watch it all the way through 3 times, then plan your training session and re-watch your chosen drills taking notes or simply play the section for reference as you are training if feasible.

    Now, you wouldn't watch a 240 minute series 3 times through before training, I would watch the whole series first. Then watch the specific single DVD you will work on 1st a couple more times.

    Since video training is so visual, you will miss a lot of what they are saying the first time you watch it. If you write any questions down, you'l probably find 90% of them answered within the material the 2nd or 3rd time you watch it.

    Another technique is to watch it without the sound and just focus on the visuals. The mirror image of that, don't watch it, just listen.

    Effective and mindful study of DVD training materials can be very effective. Watching it 1 time through then trying out a few drills...not so much.
     
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    Books and DVD's are excellent SUPPLIMENTAL material to professional training. They should in no way be a SUBSTITUTE for professional training. With that said, sometimes circumstances in life alter or hinder our ability to attend as much training classes as we would like. Depending on what you are looking to work on there are a variety of quality DVD's available out on the market covering a variety of defensive topics.
     
  15. RustyShackelford

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    +1....

    I agree with the last remarks.
    It's ideal to take classes or programs from a respected or well known instructor.

    I suggest doing a 4hr seminar or 1 day class first then seeing if the cadre/course staff are worth the $.
    I've taken re-quals and classroom instruction from great, well qualified professionals but I've seen a few wing-nuts that had no clue or were not competent instructors.
     
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