Chris Sajnog holding a M4 rifle

Online Shooting Course – 7 Reasons My Method Will Make You Better

Does learning how to shoot a gun in an online shooting course seem weird to you? I get it, it seems like it’s one of those things that requires in-person instruction. Let me explain to you why that isn’t true.

7 Reasons Why My Online Shooting Course Will Help Improve Your Shooting

​​​​​1. I’m a certified firearms instructor with a proven track record.

There are some very good firearms instructors out there. The problem is, you’ll need to weed out the ones who claim they are instructors because they were in the military, law enforcement, or their grandpa just taught them really well, to find the good ones. 

Here are my qualifications:

  • ​I am a Department of Defense certified Master Training Specialist.
  • ​I’ve attended and completed several instructor development courses.
  • ​I was hand-selected to develop and write the training curriculum for the U.S. Navy SEAL sniper course.
  • I’m a certified law enforcement firearms instructor.
  • I’m an instructor-trainer, meaning I can train and certify others as instructors.
  • I’ve written two bestselling books on how to shoot​, Navy SEAL Shooting and How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL
  • I developed the New Rules of Marksmanship, a fundamental shift in how we learn to shoot.

2. You learn faster online than you do at a traditional course.

With my New Rules of Marksmanship, you’ll be using scientifically-proven training techniques to dramatically reduce the time it takes to acquire new skills. Specifically, the training technique called dedicated practice is something that training at home allows but is nearly impossible at a traditional course.

Chris Sajnog reloaded his M4 rifle

3. ​My online firearms training is personalized and self-paced.

Unless you hire an instructor for a private lesson, you’re going to participate in a course that  was planned out before you even got there. Do you see the problem with that? The instructor knows little (if anything) about your current skill level or problem areas or even why you want to learn or what you want to focus on. At a traditional course, you can easily be left behind or left standing there waiting for the others to catch up.

With my online training, you pick the lessons you need and get help on your specific issues. You’ll also be able to learn at your own pace, meaning you can move quickly through what comes easily and you can take as much time as you need with more difficult skills. With my online training, you can hit fast forward or pause as much as you need.

​4. You’ll remember more by training with me online.

Everyone knows that cramming for a test does not work. Well, that’s exactly what you’re doing at a traditional shooting course. Getting all the information at once leads to cognitive overload (drinking from a fire hose) and you will not retain most of the information. Studies have also shown that it’s critical to spread out your practice, something called spaced repetition, to improve retention. It’s better to practice one skill once a day over ten days than to do the same amount of practice all at once, like you’d do at a traditional live shooting course.

5. ​My online training is reviewable, always accessible, and mobile.

​At a traditional firearms training course, you’ll get one, maybe two, chances to see a technique performed. If you want to see a traditional instructor do a technique again a month later, you’ll need to sign up for another class. When training online shooting course with me, you can watch the technique as many times as you need.

Say you haven’t practiced a skill in a month or two and you want a refresher. Just watch the lesson again to make sure you’re practicing properly.

You can complete my training in the comfort of your home, a hotel, or a hostile area overseas. Wherever you need to be, my online training can go with you so you can access it and review it when you need and want to.

Chris aiming an M4 rifle

​6. There are fewer distractions training online.

Your ability to focus on what you’re learning is critical to becoming a better shooter. Planning, preparing, and practicing at a range leaves a lot of room for distractions. The sound of gunfire, other people shooting and moving around you, or even just knowing someone is watching you can be very stressful.

Stress leads to mistakes and poor training. This is the main reason so many people have problems with anticipation or flinching. They learned to shoot with the stress of the gun going off. There is little to no stress when training at home, so you’ll learn better and faster. Training in the privacy of your home when you have a few distraction-free minutes makes it much more likely you’ll actually train.

​7. With my online training, you’re part of the New Rules Community.

Even if you go to the same course repeatedly, it’s not a community. There will be different instructors and students. When the day is over, so are the connections made. By becoming a member of, you are joining the New Rules community of like-minded shooters, and you’ll get to interact with them in the Team Room.

​Now that I’ve explained how the online shooting course is proven to work, what do you think? Ready to sign up and give it a try?


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