From Mr. Bill Rogers:
"Most experts agree that a handgun is the least desirable firearm to choose for defense. The advantage of firepower and inherent accuracy usually makes selection of some type of shoulder weapon the obvious choice. However, in many cases, such as driving, climbing, rappelling, fighting in very close quarters, crawling through narrow places, carrying something, or being wounded, a handgun has a definite advantage. In most of these real life cases, which are common, only one hand is used to control the weapon. We tell people that the original inventors had that intent when they designed the weapon and that is why it was called a handgun and not hand(s) gun. Over the years of training, we have had a number of past students who claim to be alive because they learned those one handed skills at our school. Unfortunately, most shooting schools, including those operated by the military and police, do very little training with one hand."
"With the advent of the video recorder mounted in the police car, many shootouts have been recorded in the last few years. A review of these shows a majority of the officers using one hand techniques even when they were not trained to do so. At the Rogers Shooting School half of our instruction is dedicated toward one hand use of the weapon. This is just one of the aspects that separate us from other schools. The main difference between our school and others is that we teach the students how to successfully engage small partial targets that are only exposed for fractions of a second. From the first drill of the first day, our targets are exposed for less than a second and they never get slower. Many very experienced shooters of prestigious fighting units have found shooting at Rogers ranges to be very challenging. Most if not all police and military agencies have been exclusively trained to shoot what we call "Precision" shooting with a handgun. These people find themselves in trouble when they are forced to shoot at partial targets that are moving quickly. Would they have the same problem in real life? You can count on it. Analyzing the Uniform Crime Report statistics on the number of shots fired at very close distances shows that less than 20% of the bullets fired by police hit the intended target."
Retired FBI agent Bill Rogers developed the Rogers Range more than forty years ago. His reactive shooting techniques revolve around human neurological performance and thought processing studies. The target exposure times and sequencing on the range are structured on the brain's ability to process information and the minimum reaction / action times associated with it.
Bill Rogers unrivaled range design and instructional methodologies are considered to be the gold standard in training by our nation’s most elite warriors.
When training on the Rogers Range, shooters face an enclosure in which seven, 8” concealed targets lie in wait from a distance of 5 to 20 yards. Targets are pneumatically operated and driven by a computer in either prearranged or random courses of fire. All targets are reactive in design, meaning solid hits take them down and out of the fight, offering the most realistic challenge in handgun training to date. You simply cannot learn to shoot faster and more accurately than this.
COURSE LENGTH: 2 days
Key Course Topics
· Rifle setup and maintenance
· Scope setup and maintenance
· Fundamentals of marksmanship
· Accuracy vs Precision
· Understanding Natural Point of Aim
· Establishing and confirming rifle/scope zero
· Reading Trace
· Shooter spotter dialogue
· Introduction to internal and external ballistics
· Range estimation
· Compensating for environmental conditions
· Introduction to wind reading/estimation
· Data gathering, data confirmation, and scope/reticle manipulation
· Building a solid position
· Barricades and non-standard firing positions