Training Philosophy

It’s our goal for every student to know and live by the four safety rules made famous by Col. Jeff Cooper:

  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to destroy.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger, until your sights are on the target and you are willing to shoot.
  • Be sure of your target and its surroundings.

These four safety rules are the basis to everything that is taught at Right Sight Training.  How a firearm is carried, handled, shot, manipulated and stored is with these four safety rules in affect.  Everything else taught, educated and learned is a bonus!


Upon Arrival

Expect a relaxed, friendly but serious atmosphere in which to train with your firearm.

Expect to expend only that amount of ammunition required to properly learn and perform an individual drill. We believe that quality is more important than quantity. Once the class is performing a drill without major problems, we will continue on another subject.  A drill once learned is “perfected” as the course progresses.

Expect to have time taken to find causes of and the cures for marksmanship problems that arise. We also gladly work during breaks or after class to help an individual student with such problems.

We run defensive courses, not bull’s-eye style marksmanship courses. If you are putting your shots through the same hole at all times, you are giving your opponent too much time. Shots must be contained within the appropriate vital zone and in an acceptably tight group.

Do not expect to be forced into a certain style of shooting or body position.  We recognize that each individual is different in physique, capabilities, and life-style. While we feel we can justify the use of certain styles and positions, and will ask a student to at least try these, we permit a student to use any position that will allow him/her to achieve consistent marksmanship and not compromise safety.

Drills will be done from a tactical perspective, with explanations given.  You will be encouraged to begin thinking of your shooting and other aspects of your life in this way as well.  Never intentionally give an assailant(s) an edge!

No course, no matter how good, can teach you in a matter of days what it takes years to learn.  All courses are only beginnings – the rest is up to you.