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Training Review: CSAT’s Advanced Individual Tactics

Topic: Shooting, Pistol

Instructor/System: CSAT is a shooting and tactical training center in Nacogdoches, Texas, a few hours from Houston or Dallas. The school has classes for both law enforcement and civilians. The founder and lead instructor is Paul Howe. Paul spent a career in the US Army and was an assaulter with Delta; his demeanor is that of a ‘quite professional’ with no fuss, chest-beating, or ego. His approach to shooting is simple, functional, and focused on the basics. The CSAT pistolry method is essentially Modern Technique, but Paul is not terribly dogmatic about minor deviations from that. Paul works hard to ensure that CSAT skills are all inter-operable, meaning nothing in any CSAT class should be antithetical or incompatible with skills learned in other CSAT classes.

Paul is also the author of Leadership and Training for the Fight, an excellent book on leadership that’s applicable both inside and outside the military.

Content: CSAT’s Advanced Individual Tactics (AIT) class is a three-day long class that focuses on three dominant skills: use of flashlights, single-hand shooting, and shoot/no shoot discrimination. Read More

Training Review: CSAT’s Tactical Pistol Operator

Topic: Shooting, Pistol

Instructor/System: CSAT is a shooting and tactical training center in Nacogdoches, Texas, a few hours from Houston or Dallas. The school has classes for both law enforcement and civilians. The founder and lead instructor is Paul Howe. Paul spent a career in the US Army and was an assaulter with Delta; his demeanor is that of a ‘quite professional’ with no fuss, chest-beating, or ego. His approach to shooting is simple, functional, and focused on the basics. The CSAT pistolry method is essentially Modern Technique, but Paul is not terribly dogmatic about minor deviations from that. Paul works hard to ensure that CSAT skills are all inter-operable, meaning nothing in any class should be antithetical or incompatible with skills learned in other CSAT classes.

Paul is also the author of Leadership and Training for the Fight, an excellent book on leadership that’s applicable both inside and outside the military.

Content: Tactical Pistol Operator is a two-day long course aimed at proficiency in combat shooting, meaning center of mass not bullseyes. It teaches Paul’s shooting system and his series of drills used to build and maintain proficiency with a pistol using that system. Read More