I think a lot of competitive pistol shooters could benefit from it.
If you’ve been around practical pistol for any amount of time in the last few years, you’ve heard of Steve Anderson’s Dry Fire Books Refinement and Repetition (which I’ve had for a while) and Principles of Performance (which I just received this week). Residing in Grove City, OH, Steve is a USPSA Grand Master and his books have a huge following in the shooting sports community.
Some time ago, I had thought about heading up to Ohio when he was doing his once in-a-while dry fire sessions. He’d reach out on BEnos and offer up slots, covering:
- Turn and Draw
- Strong Hand/Weak Hand Draw
- Shooting on the Move
- Practice schedules
- Strength/Weakness analysis
- Stage Visualization
- Mental Game
Nowadays, there are more available slots since this is now his day job.
What I’ve really enjoyed lately is the new podcast and nearly daily Facebook posts. He’s really putting out a great marketing effort to promote his new business in a way that doesn’t seem like marketing at all. I feel a bit of kinship with the guy, since I also am a big Van Halen fan and musician.
Having taught guitar lessons for a long time, Steve knows how to listen, evaluate and teach and does translate that well to shooting instruction. Recently, names like Athena Lee and Lee Wills have been out to train with Steve. Admittedly, I have had Refinement and Repetition for over a year and haven’t really jumped into the program. But, I’m thinking I will and might even head up there to his place for some serious training.
Go back and listen to some of the podcasts he’s released to get a feel for who Steve is. You’ll get an idea of what can be accomplished with a session or two with him. A super energetic dude, I really think that his style and commitment to the teaching is tops. He says that for the time that you are with him learning and training, he cares more about your shooting than he does his own.
Not only is that a great selling point amongst all the instructors out right now, but it’s genuine and honest and he truly is in this to help out his shooters. He gets excited about the fact that you’ve had an AHA! moment that will take your shooting to the next level.
One pretty exciting thing he’s tried out and had success with is Apple FaceTime training. While that might not be for everyone, it is an option if you can’t make the trip to Ohio or can’t get a group together for training in your town.