For the record, I am not a professional firearms anything. After watching Chief Sajnog’s videos and subscribing to his email distribution I had a sense that this book might well be the best firearms money I spend this year. At first blush, I think I’m right.
Chief Sajnog produced a comprehensive, complete and detailed *workbook* that starts at the very beginning and leads through a life-long course of action. This is not a dry thesis on firearms and shooting. It is a WORKBOOK for the STUDENT of shooting. From the first page, I realized that I must open my viewpoint and become, once again, a student.
After my brief initial survey of the book and its chapters, I am prepared to suggest that the most shocking thing about this book is that the Chief probably hasn’t written anything shocking. My old system may be in for a shock, though, because the Chief starts from the basics — the place where I probably substituted bad habits for good practice long ago.
Each lesson is well-documented and well-illustrated with a step-by-step approach and, what’s more, an after-lesson assessment of progress and problems. And each lesson includes an area for student’s notes: another strong hint that this is a training workbook, not a technical or theoretical reference.
Not only do I feel like I just signed up for the least-expensive and most valuable shooting class I’ve ever taken, but I am giddy about being a student again. Chief Sajnog has very obviously poured a lifetime of experience into a book that is as rich and detailed as any one-on-one instruction.
The experts often say about firearm training, “don’t settle for the training that comes in the box.” Maybe firearms dealers should include a copy of this book in every box.