VOLUME I: STANCE, BALANCE, GRIP, SAFETY, LOADING, UNLOADING, CLEARING JAMS
Studio: 31:00 minutes Range: 31:40 minutes
Studio covers the most advanced fundamentals for all shooters on all three items. Range covers the most advanced fundamentals for shooters on same stance, balance and grip with live fire demonstrations.
Grip – two handed grip (both hands on pistol)
Stance – a modified weaver waist down to isosceles upper body
Balance – demonstrated various ways to meet individual build
Gun safety, loading and unloading pistols properly and clearing jams. Covered at range, discussing all four subjects (13:30 minutes).
VOLUME II: PRESENTATION OF PISTOL TO TARGET, CALLING SHOTS, TARGET ACQUISITION, MAGAZINE CHANGES, LIVE FIRE DRILLS
Studio: 17:00 minutes Range: 88:20 minutes
Demonstrated from Barnhart’s high ready, may be applied to any starting position; i.e. the holster, table top, briefcase (demonstrated in volume III, Specialty draws), etc.
Presentation of pistol to target, sight picture and alignment, calling your shots. Demonstrated at range with cameras and monitors so that you, the viewer, will see exactly what you should be seeing on presentation, sight alignment and sight picture, calling your shots, seeing sights lifting and recovering back on target. (Note: using iron sights.)
Calling your shots – range 18:20 minutes. Demonstrates calling your shots on paper and steel targets. Demonstrates presentation of pistol to target with red dot sights, calling shots and multiple shots on one target. Multiple target engagements and target acquisition – what you should be seeing. Note: done with iron and red dot sights. Can be adapted to handgun and rifle competition, self defense, law enforcement and military applications.
Target acquisitions drills – range 24:30 minutes. Volume VI and VII have more on this subject. Using steel targets demonstrates on range live fire drills for target acquisition; targets close together as well as large distances between targets. Single and multiple shots on each target. Demonstrated with red dot sight.
Magazine changes – studio 32:00 minutes. Classroom inside studio on techniques needed to perform most advanced magazine change methods. Applies not only to competition but also self defense, law enforcement and military situations. Demonstrated with iron sights and red dot sights. Also included are immediate action drills, if magazine does not drop out of pistol and how to handle that situation (the techniques shown for scoped pistol will apply to glock pistol on magazine changes).
Magazine changes – range 5:30 minutes. Demonstrations with both iron and red dot sighted pistols. (volume V & VI have more on dry fire and live fire drills for magazine changes.)
VOLUME III: THE DRAW, SPECIALTY DRAW/WEAK HAND
Studio – 43:26 minutes; covers the most advanced technique of drawing pistol from holster with competition gear – same technique may be applied to other rigs. Classroom – studio first, demonstrated with iron and red dot sights. In addition, drawing gun from table top, drawer and briefcase.
Range – 16:32 minutes. Demonstrates different methods of drawing the pistol and shooting shots at targets with both iron sights and red dot sights.
Specialty Draws: Studio – 20:00 minutes. Drawing to strong hand only and draw and transfer to support hand and shoot only-classroom. Included; stance, balance and grip that applies to safety; safe gun handling, where to put off safety, etc.
VOLUME IV: GUNS, GEAR AND BASIC EQUIPMENT ALTERATIONS, PISTOL TUNING COMPS/AMMO AND TEMP CHRONOS
Studio – 68:50 minutes. Discussion on eyeglasses, tints and when to use them in different shooting environments. Alterations to holster, belt and magazine pouches; how to set them up. Iron sights and different colors of sights. Magazines and alterations to them. Shoes for different applications. Gun alterations on six different shooting disciplines that Barnhart has won: IPSC, Steel Challenge, Masters Action Event, World Shoot-off Championships, Second Chance, and IPSC Limited Stock Gun Championships. Covers pistols, how they are put together; the manufacturer and gunsmith.
Tuning pistols: compensators, ammunition (loads) and temperature and chronograph. Classroom lecture – studio 18:00 minutes.
VOLUME V: DRY FIRE DRILLS
Studio – 60:00 minutes. Classroom lecture and demonstration on how to dry fire successfully. Covers draw to first shot; hands shoulder high; hands at side. Draw sequence starts at about 2.0 seconds and goes down to .50 to first shot. Magazine changes against the timer and Barnhart, starting around 2.5 seconds and decreasing to 1.0 second flat. Multiple magazine changes against the timer.
Tape is designed for the viewer to dry fire with Barnhart (using empty weapon and empty magazines). There are audible par times throughout Volume V for viewer to dry fire with Barnhart.
Note: more dry fire drills on Volume IX for kneeling and prone.
VOLUME VI: 12 DIFFERENT LIVE FIRE DRILLS
Range – 61:30 minutes. Tape is designed so that viewer will see different approaches to some of the practice sessions Barnhart has at the range. Describing each drill in detail so viewer can follow along; here are some of the drills you will see. During this live fire tape, techniques will be discussed as they apply, also use of the timer and printer will be shown. Times will be shown through so the viewer will know how long it should take for him (her) to perform each technique. Note: shown with iron and red dot sights. Volumes II, VII and X have more live fire drills.
-setting up in shooting boxes (forward movement)
-setting up in shooting boxes combined with shooting on the move
-lateral movement into a shooting box
-shooting box drills with multiple shooting positions
-shooting around props and barricades
-off balance training for awkward stages
-multiple barricade drills
-discipline drill shooting
-how to shoot on the move and drills
Multiple target drills, range – 13:00 minutes. Using all steel targets Barnhart will show you some of his multiple target drills and descriptions. More multiple target drills are shown on Volumes II and VII.
-6 shot drills and the times you should try to achieve
-distances being shot between 10 to 15 yards
-from high ready to first shot and multiple shots on one target
-demonstrated with iron and red dot sights
VOLUME VII: APPROACHING PRACTICE SESSIONS, MOVING INTO AND OUT OF SHOOTING BOXES, LASER TRAINING, APPEARING/DISAPPEARING TARGETS
Studio – 19:00 minutes. Classroom lecture on how to practice at the range; making the best use of your time, how to go about it properly.
Shooting boxes – studio 9:00 minutes. Covers techniques necessary for forward movement into shooting box with use of split screen.
Moving into and out of shooting boxes – range 23:50 minutes. Same as shooting boxes in studio but with more instruction on the range and how to apply it into shooting drills. Shown by split screen and with iron and red dot sights. Volume VI has more on lateral movement into shooting boxes and drills.
Laser training – studio 10:00 minutes. Demonstrated with pistol and AR-15/carbine rifle. A dry fire approach to shooting on the move. This will enhance law enforcement and military as well as competition shooters approach to shooting on the move with minimum time and no rounds shot to learn the technique.
Appearing and disappearing targets – range 17:00 minutes. Barnhart demonstrates his beliefs on how to shoot at moving targets; strategies and practice methods; use of timer and printer.
VOLUME VIII: PISTOL AMMUNITION RELOADING TIPS, GUN CLEANING TIPS
Studio – 23:00 minutes. Classroom lecture on this subject as well as references to some of Barnhart’s experiences.
-temperature and humidity
-setting up the press
-overall length of ammunition
Note: data primarily for .38 super
Gun cleaning tips – studio 25:00 minutes. Basic gun cleaning tips; Barnhart demonstrates on limited iron sight pistol, take down and reassembly of Colt “O” frame or 1911 style pistol in .45 ACP.
-techniques used to check for cracks
VOLUME IX: KNEELING POSITION, GOING PRONE, GOING PRONE/LIVE FIRE DRILLS
Studio – 14:00 minutes. Classroom lecture and demonstration on proper technique and dry fire with use of timer. Demonstrates multiple methods of approaching this technique.
Kneeling position on the range 6:00 minutes. Demonstration of proper techniques and improper techniques and the effect recoil has on both.
Prone in studio -10:50 minutes. Dry fire and technique. Starting at about 2.75 seconds and decreasing time to about 1.50 seconds; learn and dry fire with Barnhart.
Prone at the range -20:00 minutes. Discusses more techniques and effects of recoil to the prone position proper technique versus improper technique. Demonstrated with iron and red dot sights. Engaging multiple targets prone.
VOLUME X: PHYSICAL FITNESS/DIET/MATCH NERVES, THOUGHTS BEFORE A MATCH, BREAKING DOWN A STAGE
Studio – 24:00 minutes. Basic physical fitness and diet for shooting (Barnhart learned by trial and error), lecture in studio on these subjects.
Coping with match nerves – studio 27:00 minutes. Lecture in studio. Very comprehensive and simple way to approach a course of fire, or the overall match. Making a plan of attack. Courses of fire shown during this segment.
Thoughts before a match and where to zero – range 3:50 minutes. Your pistol, iron versus scopes.
Breaking down a stage – range 20:00 minutes.
-basic course of fire – how to shoot it
-time estimates – how long will it take to shoot it
-use of timer and printer
-importance of compiling a data bank of times of your given shooting ability
-how to win