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New Rules of Marksmanship: Rule # 7 – Constant Feedback

September 13, 2019

Hey guys, Chris
Sajnog, author of How to Shoot Like a Navy
SEAL, and today I’m going to do a very short
video about a technique you can use that will
dramatically shorten the time it takes for you to
learn to shoot any firearm. So let’s go ahead
and get started. [MUSIC PLAYING] All right, so this
is video number seven in the New Rules of Marksmanship
series that I’ve been filming. And today I’m going
to be teaching you about constant feedback and
how important it is to do, and how to do it
every time you’re training with any firearm. And if you do this, if you
understand it and you use it, it’s really going to accelerate
the rate at which you can learn to shoot any firearm at all. So, what is constant feedback? Well, it’s just
what it sounds like. It is making sure that you
have somebody watching you, whether it’s a firearms
instructor, a coach, a friend, or even an iPhone or
whatever phone you have, you can just set that up,
record yourself training, and then watch it
back and make sure that you are doing it right. One of the things when
you do this, anytime you train and if you
watch the other videos, then you’ll learn
what chunking is. Chunking is breaking any
movement down to the smallest parts that you can. So I’m going to
be going over how to chunk a piece of doing
a reload with your pistol. But to practice properly
using the new rules, you want to chunk
every movement. This is chunking, right here. Making sure that that happens
perfectly every single time. And once you have
that down perfectly and every time you do
it you do it the same, you move on to the next piece. Break it down,
whatever it is for you into the smallest part
you need to work on it, and then perfect it. All you need to do
is if you’re alone, make sure you have a camera and
I have this nice setup right here. My camera just clips
on to it very easily. I set it up for a video. And I’m recording. So, I want to make
sure I do it perfectly. And it went in good. So then we stop it, and
then we can play it back. So I have it right here. [VIDEO PLAYBACK] And
now I’m recording. So I want to make sure
I do it perfectly. And it went in. Good. [END PLAYBACK] Awesome. Like butter. But you want to be able
to watch that back. It’s better to do it one
time and catch a mistake, and then figure it
out and do it right, then do it a bunch
of times and ingrain those bad neural
pathways, because it’s going to take so much longer
for you to correct them. So go ahead and try
this out yourself. Make sure you leave
a comment or if you have a question down in
the comments area below, keep paving that
path to perfection. [MUSIC PLAYING]


  • Reply Nick C August 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    got it.. Chunking!!

  • Reply USNavyCaptain December 8, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Chris, I have to tell you how I appreciated your video (yes, I bought the book too). I took notes after watching the video for two hours, dry firing my 9mm Shield and the next day I went to the range with your cheat sheet in hand. I went from the 9 ring (down and to the left)and 8 ring(too low) and obviously poor groups to a straight line up and down all 9 ring. I even intensely concentrated on the focus for the last string 8 and took my time. The results: all 8 in a line left to right at the 10 ring. Wow. I am a believer! Navy Captain Paul

  • Reply Kevin Smith December 9, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Awesome techniques

  • Reply stephen brandel October 9, 2017 at 2:00 am


  • Reply robert tefft May 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Taking videos of your training is very good.Thankyou sir, I'm going to try it for 30 min every day.

  • Reply Chris Sajnog July 3, 2019 at 5:27 pm

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