Just wanted to take a moment to write a quick review/thank you for FiremanJG and the class he offers. I have no claim to being a good writer, so bear with me.
To begin, I was a bit skeptical of taking his class in the first place. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am not the best shot in the world. I have the want to, and I am willing to learn, just suffice it to say I am hesitant to shoot around people I am not comfortable with, or that dont know me well. Right off the bat, meeting Jason and just speaking with him I could tell tthat we would have no problems getting along, his positive attitude was apparent from the start. I was skeptical of my own abilities, and his claim that he would have me hitting that little bitty target at anything past 100 yds gave me a good chuckle. I was thinking "this guy is gonna be disappointed when he sees me shoot." I was wrong. Completely.
The day started with some whiteboard time. Jason thoroughly explained every aspect of proper mechanics, ballistics, trajectory, reading wind and all things a basic shooter should know, in a manner that was simple and easy to understand. After scrambling my brain for a couple hours, we moved into the hands on portion. I am sure he could tell, but my first few shots were frustrating for me and I was already beginning to get down on myself, but Jason persisted we continue. To my disbelief and shock, over the next few hours Jason had me punching steel at 100 yd increments all the way out to 800 yds. After a couple rounds, I ran through every target with a first shot hit at almost every distance. I was pleasantly surprised. He managed to keep me from beating myself up when I did miss and would walk me through what went wrong and how to correct, all while remaining extremely professional and courteous.
In conclusion, I will say this: If he can take someone like me and build my confidence, dont be skeptical about taking his course. He built my confidence and he proved to me that I am capable of something I previously thought I wasnt. Jason is a hell of a guy, and I will say it again, Jason, thanks for your positive attitude and proving me wrong. It was a pleasure and I look forward to shooting with you again.
I am attaching a picture of my 800 yd target. I was probably only 50%-75% at this distance but I am proud of it. To alot of yall I realize its horrible shooting, but to me it represents the impossible is possible.