By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts
I have lectured and demonstrated this concept hundreds of times, knowing perfectly well that I may have missed something. I finally decided to get it written out so it can be put into a handout inside of my courses.
(Mental Prep, Brain Leads Body Follows)
- Eye hand coordination draw stroke
- Lock in on the focal point
- Perfect body mechanics
(Perfect Count One)
- Clear the cover garment
- Acquire perfect master grip
- Stage support side hand for the thumbs forward camming grip
- Begin to bring focus off of the identified threat and back to where the front sight is going to land, focal transition
(Perfect Count Two)
- Elbow up to high pectoral
- Elbow down to parallel to the ground
- Finger goes to the trigger and slack is removed
- Focal transition still in progress
- Begin to drive gun in a straight line to the point of aim
(Perfect Count Three)
- Hands come together in the staged thumbs forward camming grip
- Pressure is beginning to be added to the trigger
- Focal transition is being completed
(Perfect Count Four)
- Perfect balance of speed and control
- Drive the gun out to a perfectly locked in thumbs forward camming grip
- Trigger is stage to break off the shot
- Press out to extension with zero disruption
- Hard focus on a perfect sight alignment on a perfect sight picture achieved by the focal transition
- Press off the shot
- Follow the front sight during recoil
- Verify recoil recovery with post landing back in the notch
- Trigger reset
- Asses the threat through the sights
- Press off subsequent shots as needed, verifying recoil recovery, and the post landing back in the notch
By Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts.
Unfortunately, some over-saturation issues have arisen with my home range, Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club (BRPC.) I consider myself very lucky to have had such an outstanding relationship with my home range for over 11 years. But, due to a huge number of new Instructors coming over from other ranges, this easy and prefect relationship has become more difficult and less ideal. I do not write this as a form of complaint, I write this so all of my students understand that my world has substantially changed. These changes will directly affect the scheduling of my classes and the convenience of my students. I will continue my outstanding relationship with BRPC, but it will not be with the same ease, regularity, and convenience as it was in the past.
I will no longer be able to schedule courses months in advance. There will only be a 60 day notice between securing the range and running the course. I will no longer be able to schedule courses on the courtesy ranges, on the weekends, except for the two Instructors bay. I will no longer be able to schedule longer range courses on the weekends. The competition to schedule courses has increased significantly.
With that said, I will be needing to re-evaluating everything that I have done in the past, in regards to my local courses.
I am putting out an open call to all of my students, to see if there is anything that they can do to facilitate securing a range, in order for me to continue teaching courses on a regular basis and that will allow for me to schedule courses well in advance. The guidelines for hosting a course can be found here.
I am also putting out an open call for securing venues to teach my CQB courses. Those guidelines can be found here.
Together we can overcome this set back and do what needs to be done to make it nothing more than a minor obstacle.
Please watch for our 2017 schedule. We are looking forward to more exciting training. Meanwhile please check back or sign up to follow my blog up for updates. Join us at our forum http://www.paragonpride.com/forum
Roger Phillips Fight Focused Concepts
This fast pace, two-day, fight focused rifle course will be co-instructed by Colby Rupert (ninpo_student) and Roger Phillips of Fight Focused Concepts, with Colby taking the lead role and Roger acting in a support role.
Mr. Rupert has over 10 years of decorated experience in the combat arms community on active duty in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. He left the service honorably as a staff NCO and held multiple leadership billets from Fire Team and Squad Leader to Platoon Sergeant. Colby is now a Firefighter/Paramedic with a large southern Nevada Fire Dept.
I am honored to have the chance to bring this course to my student base. Colby has not only proven himself, over and over again, during his accomplished military career, he has also proven himself to be an exemplary Instructor. The combination of relevant real world experience and the ability to care enough about people, to instruct at the highest levels is a very rare combination. Do not miss this special event because it is sure to be a great over all experience.
This course will be shot out to 200 yards, from atypical positions. A properly zeroed rifle is a must and auxiliary rifle gear capable of holding at least 5 magazines is highly recommended.
1000 rounds and as always, bring more if you want to shoot more.