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Tacticalintervention
04-24-2008, 8:39 AM
Hello, was directed here. Been using the for sale sections for awhile but did not know this was here.

My name is Mike Miller. The owner of Tactical Intervention. Many of you already know me.

I make the rifle slings on most of the US Military Sniper Rifles and have been a sniper and long range competitor since 1981. I am a member of the NRA US National FTR Team for 20008 and 2009. I have done fairly well in National an diNternational Comps.

I have started a Precision Rifle Teaching Program with Reeds Indoor Range out of Santa Clara, 408-970-9870. It is broken into three levels

Level One is for beginners to medium experince level rifle shooters. Dont kid yourself if you cant put them in one hole and hit same spot everytime you will get better by taking this class. It is 2.5 days long and covers everything from
what gear is good to go
How to shoot with precision
Set up of equipment
Care of rifle
Sling and other supports

The focus is on making you a better and consistent shooter. We will break old bad habits and teach proper techiniques of shooting.

This is not a sniper crawl in mud class. Its a precision shooting class.

Level two takes into more advanced stages of shooting and goes out to 600 plus yards depending on students ability when they arrive

Level Three is advanced, working on fine details and techniques to make you a good 1000 yard shooter.

The next Level One class is August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2008.



If you are interested either contact me 510-919-7286 or Reeds 408-970-9870

wildcard
04-24-2008, 8:58 AM
I may be interested in Level 3 Pending Cost and Date.

Can you give more detail with regards to the topics covered?

1911man
04-24-2008, 9:35 AM
Depends on the price and time. I am very intrested. Where do you plan on holding the class?

rksimple
04-24-2008, 3:41 PM
Also interested in 3. Sounds like a good chance to get some training without having to leave the state. Sometimes leaving the state is a good thing, however...

Tacticalintervention
04-24-2008, 5:16 PM
My goal with these classes is to teach guys to shoot really well. Not just bang a few rounds down range. They are structured to do so fast but many folks think they know the basics and actually have some real bad habits. Hence the reason to start with basics. Its all about the basik skills.

Have not set date for Level 3 and that class wil be only with prior approval. I dont want to tick anyone off but In short if you are not rated at least High Power Expert or School Trained Sniper Qualified, this class will be too advanced for you, until you have taken the Level One and Level Two Classes, or equal classes by someone else. It is going to move fast and you are expected to have excellent marksmanship skills when this class starts. If you think you want to go and want to talk about it give me a call.

Everyone wants to jump to end but without the basic skills perfected you will just be lost.

I suggest if you have not received formal training you attend a basic class first, before attempting an advanced course. I have yet to see anyone not learn

I have broken a normal ten day course into three 2 1/2 day course, set a few months apart, so you can train new things learned on your own between formal sessions. I did similar three and four phase classes for POST SWAT Snipers, in the past with great results. Broken up seems to work better than pounding it all in ten days.

wildcard
04-24-2008, 6:25 PM
In short if you are not rated at least High Power Expert or School Trained Sniper Qualified, this class will be too advanced for you, until you have taken the Level One and Level Two Classes, or equal classes by someone else.

Well i'm certainly not that but i'm pretty confident that "Level One" would be really redundant for me. I'll compromise with level two.. but we'll talk and discuss when the time nears.

I agree that there's a lot of people who are overly confident and want to jump to the end.. but I've also encountered many instructors (not just in shooting) who assume people know nothing or not enough. I see where you're coming from though.

Don't know about everyone else, but time and $$$ are a real factor. While I otherwise wouldn't mind sitting through the basics.. the redundancy comes with a fiscal cost.

Speaking of which, can you post the cost for the class?

rksimple
04-24-2008, 6:45 PM
I'd like to see a more detailed layout of the second course then. I've taken local intro classes as well as the Precision Rifle 2 course at Tiger Valley. Just don't want to pay for things I've already gone over, thats all.

Either way, sounds like some good training.

PistolPete75
04-24-2008, 6:48 PM
you guys go attend the class and teach me what you learned. formal trainning sounds expensive, and it wouldn't be in my budget for this year.

Cypriss32
04-24-2008, 7:02 PM
you guys go attend the class and teach me what you learned. formal trainning sounds expensive, and it wouldn't be in my budget for this year.

+1 getting ready to take my college to the next level! Gun money is slowly going down down down..... There are NO new projects that are not allmost allready paid off in full.

PistolPete75
04-24-2008, 7:07 PM
tell me about it. i've been recylcing gun stuff to pay for other gun stuff. my main precision rifle stuff stays, everything else can go.

Tacticalintervention
04-24-2008, 8:06 PM
First off in your in College stick to the books. Time to learn this skill will come down the road. Spend your money on books and food

Second, I dont assume anything especially the level a person is trained at. Like I said its all worth talking about if you become interested. I will bet you you wont find much redundant in my classes. Well many Rangers, SFs, USMC and SWAT guys seemed to find worth in learning the basics. The difference between basics and advanced is practice.

Reeds Indoor Range does all charges and handles that end I am just working for a wage. Contact them for details of signing up. I believe cost is 500.00 for the three days. That inlcudes range fees.

Ammunition requirement is 300 rounds
You need a scoped precision weapon
Sling
Bipod
data book
proper cleaning gear with one piece rod
mat to shoot on is optionable

You will learn

Trigger control
Follow Through
Natural Point Of Aim
Mirage as it effects shooting
Wind reading

shoot from Prone, seated, kneeling

Sling and other supports

What gear works

What gear is junk or waste of money

How to set up rifle properly for you

Cleaning the rifle quickly

Basic Ballistics

Cypriss32
04-24-2008, 8:35 PM
True that Mike. I pay for my school up front and worry about nothing threw the semester. Books are adding up to almost 1,000 now a semester!
Ive put myself down to 2 rifles now. Id like to come up and take the class with you thow, id learn alot. Plus we can talk up F-Class stuff. Randy is building me a poor mans Tubb 2000. Rem700 in a Mak Chassis 28" rock barrel and NF 8-32x scope.

wildcard
04-24-2008, 8:45 PM
True that Mike. I pay for my school up front and worry about nothing threw the semester. Books are adding up to almost 1,000 now a semester!
Ive put myself down to 2 rifles now. Id like to come up and take the class with you thow, id learn alot. Plus we can talk up F-Class stuff. Randy is building me a poor mans Tubb 2000. Rem700 in a Mak Chassis 28" rock barrel and NF 8-32x scope.

Ahh.. college. Here's my advice: If you intend to get more than a BA/BS.. go straight through and don't take a break. It feels like forever but it's worth it. I went straight from HS -> BA -> MA and people always tell me they wish they went that route because it's hard to go back to school due to increasing demands on their time.

As for the class: Sounds good. $500 is darn reasonable if it is as detailed.

Vu 308
04-25-2008, 6:23 AM
Hey Mike,

Did Reeds move off of Alum Rock? I lived in San Jose for 18 years almost and don't remember it having a range.

Those guys have a rifle range now?

Tacticalintervention
04-25-2008, 10:11 PM
Vu, many places to shoot and no we are not having classes in a Parking lot

Reeds has a store and an Indoor Range Facility. They run a training program and have several instructors that teach different things. Neither will be the place for the classes. Most of thier classes are off site

heycorey
04-26-2008, 8:01 AM
Vu,

Reed's indoor range is right off of 101 in SJ. Used to be owned/called something else (forgot the name). I think it's 25yard max.

Tacticalintervention
04-26-2008, 9:11 AM
OK for those that seem intent on not understanding

The Class is being pput on by Reeds, which has two stores

It is not being held at one of thier facilities

If you are interested in possibly attending get ahold of me

If you just want to discuss Reeds facilities why not start another thread?

BY the way when Awerbuck comes to California to teach he does not drag a range with him from Arizona

Grimjack
04-28-2008, 12:50 PM
pm sent

Tacticalintervention
04-28-2008, 3:50 PM
Pm' answered

Tacticalintervention
04-29-2008, 4:28 PM
OK had a few requests for credentials so here is a short list

MIKE MILLER -
25 years police and Contractor Work. Tactical Team Sergeant.
Worked as a Sniper, Sniper Instructor and Entry Man
Over fifteen years as firearms and tactics instructor, working with various pistol, submachine guns, shotgun, carbines, impact and sniper systems.
Department Armorer with pistol, rifle and shotguns.
Certificates:
California Certified POST (Police Officer Standards of Training) in:
FBI SWAT Basic x Advanced
FBI Sniper Basic x Advanced
Patrol Rifle Instructor
Impact Weapons Instructor/Instructor Trainer
High Speed and Defensive Driving Instructor
Firearms (Rifle, pistol and shotgun) Instructor
Sig, Armalite in AR15 M16, Remington 700 and 870 Armorer
Various small arms schools in sniping and small arms
Steele/ITG Graduate

Additional Experience:
Has been a Guest Instructor USMC Scout/Sniper School Camp Pendleton CA and US Army National Guard Snipers, Camp Roberts, Ca.
Owner Tactical Intervention Specialists. A Company that makes sniper related products, used by many military and police units around the free world.

Nationally known in long range shooting. This was recently recognized when he was picked as one of the eight persons to represent the United States of America in the 2009 World Long Range F TR Class Championships, to be held in England. He is a member of NRA Team USA FTR Class for 2008 and 2009

Mikes recent season shooting event results are as follows:
National Events
2007 US Canadian Matches F TR Class Winner of all days and F TR Champion

2007 US National Full Bore F TR Championships. He placed forth overall and second in 1000 yard, Tied US National Record in 500 yard event

2007 US NRA National F TR Class National Championships. Placed forth overall and won 600 Championship title. Third place in 1000 event.


2008 US Canadian Matches F TR winner of all days and F TR Champion

Prior events include Gold Medal Police Olympics In High Power Rifle and many top ten finishes in national and international events.

Tacticalintervention
05-22-2008, 7:26 AM
Just an update. Since I have some PMs.

This class is design for 5.56-300WM calibers with 338 Lapua and above not needed or best chocie for this.

Not looking for an argument thats just the way it is. 50 BMGs really dont need to be here. for this.

If you want to learn to shoot your 50 BMG we need longer distances and a differnet lesson plan.

usmc_dd214_1990
05-29-2008, 6:06 AM
Guys, Mike Miller is good to go. He is known on many other forums and he makes excellent slings that he backs 100%. I still own one of the original when he first started making them.

If you questions his credentials, then I would suggest that a search on Google for either tactical intervention, undude on Sniper Country Duty Roster, or other sites to see how long he has been active in the Sniper and Precision community.

If you still wonder about his abilities, call Nor Cal Precision or GA Precision for starters.

It is not every day that someone here on the left coast is willing to teach a course on precision shooting with a flavor of military/LE mixed into it .

Darren
USMC 85-90

rkt88edmo
05-29-2008, 7:11 AM
Mike thanks for joining calguns and posting the info about your classes. I hope it goes well enough thta you will continue to do so in the future, don't think I will make August, but my PR skills are definitely are lacking.

Tacticalintervention
05-30-2008, 7:05 AM
Thanks for the kind words

As to continuing to teach I plan to. I would like to find another range for long distance and am open to places to teach. I like Metcalf and folks there are very nice to work with. Dont want to step on anyones toes who already is teaching at longer rnage.

Been working on securing a ranch near San Jose for long range teaching and wonder how many would attend if they could shoot up to 1000 yards within 20 minutes of downtown San Jose. It would be in class setting because folks are worried about liability to open to general public.