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It’s hard to know who you can trust online.
Here are a few testimonials of me, my books and my online training.

PEER RECOMMENDED
FROM NAMES YOU KNOW, AND PEOPLE YOU CAN TRUST.

Once again, Chris demonstrates why he was considered a training expert in the most elite military force. His training is a must for those serious about hitting the target.

Ryan Zinke CDR SEAL Team 6, US Congressman

I take writing personal recommendations seriously and write them sparingly; but having served with Chris as a Navy SEAL for many years I take great pride in saying you’ll find no better or a more knowledgeable, dedicated firearms instructor anywhere.

Don Shipley USN (ret) BUD/S 131. SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team TWO.

You literally can’t find the techniques taught here anywhere else – because Chris developed them! He taught the US Navy SEALs to become masters of shooting under extreme conditions and now he’s offering you the same opportunity.

Scott McEwen #1 New York Times Bestselling Co-Author AMERICAN SNIPER and the national Bestselling Sniper Elite series of novels.

Chris has taken a difficult and sometimes mysterious skill set and has re-thought, clarified, and adapted the material to make it much more accessible for the beginner and the expert alike. Don’t miss this shot!

Joel Lambert Former Navy SEAL, Discovery Channel’s Manhunt & Lone Target

NEW RULES SHOOTER MEMBERS

I have never met anyone so singularly focused on marksmanship! Chris Sajnog has a passion for teaching others that is so contagious you can't help but become a better shooter! When you see how simple and effective Chris's methods are in improving every aspect of your shooting, you start to use his techniques in other parts of your life.

Matthew Harvey

A retired street cop with a fixed pension from a bankrupt city can't afford to take "real" classes. I trust that if anyone can impart practical training information online, it would be Chris Sajnog. My fighting ability with a carbine has already improved!

Robert Margita

"The New Rules of Marksmanship" is the single biggest advancement in shooting since the invention of gun powder! I've taken courses with all the big names out there and schools that have been around forever - and continue to teach the same material year after year. Chris is the only one finding better ways and is without a doubt one of the top trainers in the world.

Mike Rhodes

12 years a cop with academy and advanced tactical training experience did not come close helping my shooting as Chris Sajnog's New Rules. The whole truth.

David Miller

I am only half-way through this book and I can already see an improvement in my shooting. While I already subscribe to Mr. Sajnog’s great newsletter (www.chrissajnog.com) it doesn’t go into depth as much as the book. That isn’t an indictment of his web page but a compliment to this book.

The book covers more than just slapping the trigger, it gets a bit into fitness and more importantly mindset. I’ve not only re-learned the fundamentals of shooting I’ve gained confidence in my abilities as a shooter as a result of reading this book. I am more confident in my ability to consistently put shots on target now than I was after any of the BRM training I had in the Army or in after taking any of the firearm courses I’ve taken over the years.

Jonathan M. Petrice

I have gone through this entire book and have in fact extracted parts of it for my range notebook. I believe there is some valuable info, techniques, and drills in the book that you won’t find anywhere else unless you receive personal coaching from Chris Sajnog’s CMG training. I have read some of the suggestions made by readers of Sajnog’s first book, “How to Shoot like a Navy SEAL” and I think that he has added/refined this newly published manual in response to those readers’ critiques. No matter what level rifle or hand gunner you may be, there is something useful in this book for you. I look for accuracy and speed in using small arms and this manual has the fine points, clear language, clear photos, and positive psychological reinforcement to get you started if you are new to the skill, or to sharpen you up if you are an older salt in the world of gunning. You will also find reference materials for sources of info outside of this book in the form of videos and e-mail traffic. Buy it!

Rikki-Tik

Thank you from Jerusalem Message Body: Dear Mr. Sajnog, I wanted to thank you for your video about how to focus. It really did change my shooting forever. I am a woman living in Jerusalem, Israel who made the difficult decision to carry a gun. I want to be sure that I know how to use my weapon to defend myself and others if ever confronted with a terrorist attack. My big fear is hitting an innocent bystander, and though I am still not totally at ease with the idea of a gun, your videos have taught me, improved my shooting, and have given me the necessary confidence to accept the responsibility of gun ownership in an area where unfortunately it is necessary. Thank you again!

Naomi Weiss

My accuracy has improved 100 percent using just a few of the techniques taught here. This book is progressive and definitely, asks you to think outside normal shooting parameters, but in a very good way. The most important lesson so far is focusing on the front sight. I’ve been ”looking” at the sight but not focusing….wow, what a difference!

Can’t recommend this book enough, whoever be willing to think and perform on a whole new level. You won’t be disappointed.

Amazon Customer

Chris Sajnog gives the shooter a holistic approach to improving their shooting skills. The mental information helping the shooter to remain cool, calm, and collected in a dynamic critical shooting incident is worth the price of his book in itself. I can already see the difference in my focus during shooting with drills he’s provided for us. I love the eye-brain connection.

Del T. Pittman

I bought this book based on videos I had seen Chris produce, and was not disappointed. This book is written clearly and concisely and lays out all the concepts in a very easy to follow manner. However, I think the one thing that truly impressed me was has made see value in techniques and areas that before I either discounted out of hand or practiced half-halfheartedly at best. Years of shooting both in the civilian and military world had provided me with some glaring issues with my techniques which I already see improvement on.

Cannot recommend this book any higher for those who are serious about building up their respective skill sets.

Tracy Butler

I never was around any type of firearm until the end of January when I bought my first gun. I found your website through Google, and realizing the value and quality of your methods I signed up immediately.

Taking your advice to heart, I also purchased a LaserLyte target, a Laser Ammo kit, and a Sirt pistol for when I get tired of racking the slide between each dry fire shot. I dry fire every day and when I do go to the range I feel confident instead of scared. One of the range safety instructors told me he was surprised to see how quickly my shooting improved and asked my secret. I told him about your website and my dry fire practice.

So this new shooter loves the “New Rules.”

Maris Whetstone New Rules Member

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.

Gjsbd

A few months ago I made a decision to take my pistol shooting to the next level. After researching and trying a few different training styles I felt that Chris Sajnog's methods felt the best and were the most intuitive for me. I was quickly able to teach myself to reflexivlely draw, acquire, and shoot quickly and accurately with both eyes open in the comfort of my own home without spending hundreds/thousands on ammo. I've since attended a couple of classes at the Sig Sauer Accadamy and was a top performer in classes with very "experienced" shooters. Now when I go to the range I make every shot count. Looking forward to continued improvement.

John LaRanger

After being taught in the police academy and on tactical teams to use only the tip of trigger finger and hold your breath while shooting, I thought this was the correct way. After following Chris' training methods, my performance greatly improved, I became a leader of my tactical team, a competition team and am now a firearm instructor. Thank you for your service to this country and your teaching. You are a great asset to this country.

Craig M.

After being an active outdoorsman and hunter for the past 50+ years, I did not have a clue about ACCURATE pistol shooting or tactical considerations until I started heeding Mr. Sanjnog's expert advice. The dry practice and use of his tools will make a New Rules Shooter out of an old school taught shooter!!

Dr Dennis Brittain

What Readers Are Saying About
Navy SEAL Shooting and How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL

If you own a gun, do yourself a favor and get this book. This book would be a great value at any price. At first, I wasn’t sure that this would be a good book for me because I am new to firearms and figured this would be too advanced for my skill level. I was wrong. This book covers everything from beginner to advanced and beyond. I’m so glad I was able to read this to avoid creating bad habits that would take time to reverse. The best thing about this book is the straight forward, easy to understand the way it is written. There is no BS involved, no extra crap to add pages. Everything in this book was well worth reading. I especially liked how in depth the author goes into the way a SEAL thinks. The first half of the book would be of great benefit to anyone, even if you're not into shooting. I will be purchasing more copies to hand out to my employees to help build teamwork at our factory. The author is not only a world-class marksman but much more importantly to me, knows how to teach. All the things I instinctively wanted to do (go right to the range and waste ammo) were put to a halt saving me money and time using the author’s dry firing techniques. Before long I was able to stop flinching and stop other bad muscle memory problems. I have gotten so much more enjoyment out of shooting since I now have a training plan and follow the methods in this book. Thank you for creating such a great reference for shooting and so much more! I am now shooting better than the guys I looked to for advice when I first got started. Guys with 20 years of shooting experience on me.

Joe Firnrohr Liberty Systems

The best book to learn how to shoot accurately and improve your shooting skills ever written. Before giving my review of the book I consider it is necessary to say something about the author. When somebody became not only part of the most elite warrior special forces group, but also that person reaches the level of expertise to be a Master Firearms Trainer and teach other SEALs on how to become the most deadly snipers in the world and at the same time that person is the most humble guy in the room you absolutely pay attention to what he writes. The fact that the author was willing to leave behind a successful career as a Navy SEAL to take care of his family and watch his kids grow tells you the kind of committed individual to what is important Chris Sajnog is. The same passion, the same commitment, the same focus Chris Sajnog applied to teach other Navy SEALs to become the best snipers in the world is also applied by the author in this book to teach common guys how to learn to shoot the right way. You can’t go wrong with this book. If you are determined to learn and practice (dry fire, dry fire, dry fire) what Chris Sajnog teaches in his book, it is almost guaranteed that you will become a virtuoso in the art of shooting.

The book is well organized. It is extremely easy to follow and “friendly” for those who are just beginning to learn how to shoot right. The book comes with a wealth of information and if you bought it through Amazon, you have access to excellent tutorial videos that will help you tremendously in your practice. Pictures are also extremely useful and help to understand better the explanation given in the book. So, you have written material, you have pictures and you also have videos to teach you how to shoot the right way! Definitely, the best book ever written about how to learn and improve your shooting skills.

Jose G. DC

Bottom line, this is the book to get! I probably have 40+/- shooting related books. This ranks at the top with Bill Rodgers book.

This book is the book to start with regardless if you’ve never shot, or have been in the game decades. The first thing to lose is your ego. Buy a highlighter and flags. You’ll need them!

I advise ( UTILIZING ) this book.

B. Lee

Simply fantastic. This is as solid a book of instruction as you will get on shooting. His first book was great as a primer and this just builds upon the first work in leaps and bounds. I don’t think there is a better all around instructional anywhere. Well thought out, well organized, perfectly communicated, well illustrated. No matter your level or proficiency you will learn something from this guy. Top notch all the way.

Benjamin L. Eaves

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.

Gjsbd

Yes, we all need to protect our family from domestic criminals, and we know the surefire way to do that is to have a gun close just in case someone breaks in. However, carrying a gun won’t help anyone unless we know how to use it properly. Chris Sajnog decided to write this guide because he knew that many people couldn’t afford going to professional training, which can be quite expensive. The instructions and the 385 illustrations were very easy to follow will help anyone who is truly interested in the subject learn how to shoot a gun.

This book will teach you much more than just the basic skills. You will learn how to plan your training, improve your accuracy and speed, shoot while moving, and clear malfunctions. Moreover, you will discover every manipulation needed for any semi-automatic pistol or rifle. This book was issued to me for media review via Examiner.com. The author did not request a review. I am posting an honest review based on a readers submission of his book.

Jo Farrell

I have Chris’ other book that I’ve used techniques to advance my shooting and achieve higher qualification scores at work and during competition. Who knew that wiggling your toes before a stage would help you relax before a stage? No book is a replacement for actual training but this book is a good refresher to fall back on the basics. Advanced shooting is mastering the basics and being able to perform them under stress. The book is a good size, almost workbook size that has blank pages for notes. When it comes out on Kindle, I’ll buy that as well (more portable). The sections covered are dry fire, pistol, and carbine, as well as mindset and being a warrior. Plenty of good photos and illustrations. Chris does a good job of adding little words of wisdom and tidbits that you can only get from a well-experienced instructor, who’s BTDT. As someone who is always trying to excel and help others excel, I try to pass on his wisdom to my fellow co-workers, as we do work in some of the worst neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

James Leone

I have now acquired 6 publications on shooting (all 5-star books) and read *most* of them with varying degrees of success. All of them contributed something, but if you want the very best, this is it. Some of you may not agree with all of the techniques presented or the philosophies presented. At first, I didn’t either. I urge you to overcome any trepidation you have and dig in deep.

This book is not a fix-all (if any such thing exists) Unless you really put forth the required effort and apply the knowledge presented you will miss the journey. If you simply give it all you have, you will be amazed. My Dad gave me my first rifle when I was 11 and I could hunt everyday. I am a veteran of Army/Navy and I love to shoot, but …. I really was doing LOTS of things wrong.

Dig in and read deep and PRACTICE as described herein; this is the finest training obtainable in book form.

And do NOT scoff at the dry-fire techniques. For years I ignored such advice. After all, I had guns, ammo galore and my own land to practice on, so why dry fire? The very first time I did a real dry-fire session in front of a mirror, I learned 2 different mistakes I had been making all these years. Furthermore, I was forced to admit I had stopped getting any better a long time ago.

BTW – I don’t always rave about books, but this is destined to be one of the greats. (I also have “How to shoot like a Navy Seal” – my advice is to buy this one and skip the first one). It is worth many times more than the price.

Get it, read it, swallow your pride and practice. No matter how good you think you are, if you apply the lessons in the book, you will improve.

Definitely recommended.

James May

It’s thick for sure but not one single page of fluff. This is a textbook, workbook and instruction manual all in one. If you are familiar with your weapon and the basic fundamentals of its operation, you’re ready to begin this book. So far I have gone to the range 3 times to follow through and employ the instructions. They work and work well!!

Navy SEAL Shooting will not make you a great shooter or even a good shooter unless you completely understand and follow up on each technique. Also, don’t look for any “trick shooting” or Navy SEAL “behind the bushes” quick draw instructions in this book, they are not in this book. Chris Sajnog writes about mastering the fundamentals and the consistency of practice in order for these methods to become a habit in your shooting. Practice for me is a devotion to the craft of shooting. So it is an almost daily ritual to practice (dry fire) these instructions.

Amazon Customer

For all you people out there wanting to become better and faster shooters,….This is it. This is as simple and as true as it gets. Having been a USPSA shooter since the mid 80`s ( Charter member and one of the first trained Range Officers of the first USPSA chapter in East Tennessee.) I have come to firmly believe in the fundamentals of the art.

Chris`s book reminded me of some things that I had gotten away from, mainly dry fire practice. It was a joy to read this book and draw from his experience. Yes, fundamental stuff can be boring if you keep thinking you need to be somewhere else and “Ok, I`ve done this 10 times already”. Don`t go there. Slow it down to a crawl, feel the weapon in your hands, feel where it is, do it right. It becomes a moving meditation, paying total attention to your movements and what is around you. Slapping leather and hauling out that smoke pole ain`t gonna get it and you don`t really look that cool. Read the book,…and do what he says,..over and over. You don`t think Jerry Miculek was born shooting that fast do ya?

66harley

By far the best book on shooting I have ever read. I have been shooting for 28+ years in military special ops, law-enforcement, and civilian. The science behind the methods of shooting that Chris uses in addition to the techniques is unmatched. Even if you are a beginner or part-time range junkie, buy this book. Shooting is a perishable skill and perfect practice makes perfect shooting, but this book will help you ten fold. Thanks Chris for the time, research and willingness to share but most importantly thank you for your selfless service to our country. May God bless you and yours!

Jimmy Sax

Chris Sajnog has served his country in the U.S. Navy SEALS and he continues to serve by providing outstanding firearms training for citizens. I love this book. It covers a wide range of relevant topics. It is extremely informative and also motivating. It is very clear he has much experience as well in the ability to teach others effectively and in such a clear and practical manner. He is able to condense some complex ideas into a very readable and understandable format. The visual graphics are very helpful. I am very much enjoying reading the book and will be using the information he provides to improve my shooting skills. If you want a helpful resource in your personal training you should go for it!

Golden Dogger

My accuracy has improved 100 percent using just a few of the techniques taught here. This book is progressive and definitely, asks you to think outside normal shooting parameters, but in a very good way. The most important lesson so far is focusing on the front sight. I’ve been ”looking” at the sight but not focusing….wow, what a difference!

Can’t recommend this book enough, whoever be willing to think and perform on a whole new level. You won’t be disappointed.

Amazon Customer

The Bruce Lee of shooting.

William Sherrill

The best book I have purchased for learning the skills, techniques and drills that will help you become a better shooter. It is essentially the gold standard encyclopedia of how to shoot and shoot well! This is not just a book that re-hashes the standard do this, do that to improve but goes way beyond that and provides new concepts and information on the entire spectrum of shooting: Mental, visualization, strength, grip, stance, pistol/rifle manipulation. The info is based on the author’s career learning as a Navy SEAL instructor but also incorporates new information based on extensive research on how the mind learns so that you re-enforce the proper techniques and self-diagnose what is not working.

The book format is large, with plenty of illustrations and pictures to demonstrate concepts and procedures. Amazon seems to be offering the Kindle version for $.99 if you also buy the hard copy. Great resource to have on your phone/iPad etc. while at the range.

Just get this book... and READ it... You will become a better shooter.

Amazon Customer

The best book on shooting ever written! I am a real believer in fundamentals, and Chris covers them all in a clear and complete way. Using his program I am “paving the path to perfection,” and I am getting closer every day. His teaching allows practice on the fundamentals without firing a shot. I can now train every day. My technique has dramatically improved, along with my confidence to deliver “customer service.”

He even makes it easy to forget most of the stuff you have learned before.

Mike

First off – Hooyah Chris! Thank you for your service!

A little background on me…I’ve been actively shooting for about 37 years. I used to shoot IPSC with Rob Leatham and Brian Enos in AZ on a weekly basis. I learned quite a lot from them during that time. I’ve had other formal LE firearms training and participated in other training as well over the years. The reason I’m giving my background in shooting is not to try to make me look good or anything, but instead to say I’ve trained with and worked with some really great shooters over the years but I’m here to say that that’s not the most important aspect in learning to shoot. Sure, if you watch carefully you’ll pick things up from other shooters but what I think is better is to be able to train with a great Firearm’s Instructor. I say this because a lot of people can shoot but not very many of them can break it all down and teach someone to shoot well. I’m a decent shot with both pistol and rifle and I’m pretty detailed oriented, but I have to say that Chris is the best I’ve seen in breaking things down and teaching someone how to learn and practice so that you are practicing correctly, etc. I thought I was ok at breaking things down in training until I read his books and learned I could do things better and understand why it’s better. I did find validation for several training methods I use in shooting that match what Chris is teaching but I also found much, much more. If I could only say one thing about this book I would say this: BUY IT… It’s worth every penny and then some! Then practice what you’ve learned and you WILL be a better shooter no matter what level you are at right now. Trust me on this…Chris is the real deal and this book is too!

Kborg

Excellent. It’s a must have. Have to say it’s one of the best self-defense books I have read since Jeff Cooper’s “Principles of self-defense”. Truly one for the ages.

Russell Anderson

I work for Homeland Security and find that this book is full of great instruction for mastering the craft of shooting your weapon and will use the tools provided in it daily. I will also recommend the book to my fellow officers for them to include in their daily practice and training! Thank you Chris Sajnog for your service and putting this information together in such a manner that anyone can understand and put to use the first day!

Rick

As a longtime police officer and current SWAT team member. This is the best book I’ve seen on shooting and has had the greatest impact on improving my skill set. Clear, concise and compelling. Doing the simple things very well, time after time is what separates the experts from the journeymen. Chris’s book will get you there. I promise you will find something that will immediately sharpen your skill set. It is a difference maker. Thanks Chris.

A.M.

First, by way of background, I am a professional firearms instructor and former Marine. I have taken lots of shooting courses and read lots of “how to shoot” books. Chris Sajnog has written one that must be put at the top of the list. His book is comprehensive, well illustrated, simply written, and taken from real world experience. His passion for teaching comes across on every page.

But, I think the reason this book goes “above and beyond” is the focus on the mental side of shooting.

Most books either fail to mention the mental aspects at all or merely pay lip service to it. Section II of his book is entitled “Mindset” and focuses on just that. Chris has taken lessons learned from his years of martial arts training and applied them to shooting. In doing so, he has set the mark.

J. Bierly

I have purchased both of Chris’s books and have had Navy Seal Shooting for a week or two and I can say this has been everything that it has claimed to be. If you are serious about becoming a better shooter this is a great book to have. In reading in just a short period of time I have been able to identify a problem I have and also had the solution. I was very impressed when I sent a question to Chris and he answered my email in less than 24 hours. I did not expect such a quick response. So if you are willing to put in the time for training I don’t think anyone would be disappointed in this book. If I could give a rating of more than 5 Stars I would certainly do it. Thanks again Chris for sharing your experience in this book.

Kenny Walton

This is the best book ever written on shooting. Very comprehensive and exhaustive in all aspects. Extremely well written, and lots of photographs, and easy to understand. The author is definitely qualified.

Jerry D

I began working the methods found in this book, and improved my shooting very quickly. The explanation of “focus” and very detailed suggestions for ways to dry fire are what resulted in major improvements at the range. Three weeks into applying these methods and I can tell that I’ve just begun to realize the improvements that are possible with repetition. Not to mention that I’m finally SURE that I’ve found instruction that I can be confident will not form bad habits.

Kathleen Walsh

The best shooting book out there right now! Very detailed easy to follow so it makes learning something new or putting the winner points on what you already (thought) you knew easier. As a seasoned shooter I thought I knew quite a bit until I read this book outstanding information. Chris is one of the top firearms instructors in the world and it does through in this outstanding book.

Mike

Nothing beats practice, except knowledgeable practice. Chris does an excellent job from the ground up explaining both the thought process and the kinetic actions of shooting. I’ve been trained by some of the best shooters in the world, but I often find myself referring to Chris’ book for refreshing. Well worth the time and money. If it were up to me, every one would be issued this book when they purchase a firearm.

David Snyder

I have gone through this entire book and have in fact extracted parts of it for my range notebook. I believe there is some valuable info, techniques, and drills in the book that you won’t find anywhere else unless you receive personal coaching from Chris Sajnog’s CMG training. I have read some of the suggestions made by readers of Sajnog’s first book, “How to Shoot like a Navy SEAL” and I think that he has added/refined this newly published manual in response to those readers’ critiques. No matter what level rifle or hand gunner you may be, there is something useful in this book for you. I look for accuracy and speed in using small arms and this manual has the fine points, clear language, clear photos, and positive psychological reinforcement to get you started if you are new to the skill, or to sharpen you up if you are an older salt in the world of gunning. You will also find reference materials for sources of info outside of this book in the form of videos and e-mail traffic. Buy it!

Rikki-Tik

Five stars. The first third or so of the book deals with mental aspects but the remainder focuses on techniques and tactics. He also adds stuff that you don’t always get at various firearms training schools. Not everyone can afford the cost(or time) of a week long or 4-day session dealing with rifle or handgun so the book then becomes a real bargain. He also goes a lot into the importance of dry fire training. I just finished two four-day courses (handgun and rifle) and both emphasized doing dry fire drills at home. (Besides that we burned through about 650 rounds during each course!) Both Chris and the courses stressed doing the dry fire drills following specific safety protocols and rules and doing the sessions on a regular basis, like 3 or more times per week, and having specific goals in mind. Coming back from the courses this book became much more relevant as Chris repeated much of what I learned hands on from instructors.

So if you’re thinking of getting this book or wondering if it’s any good just spend the money. I have other books on shooting and most cost more than this book and weren’t nearly as complete.

John T. Turner

No matter your skill level, this book is worth every penny. Mr. Sajnog’s Scientific approach to training is both refreshing and much needed in the industry.

Darren Myers

This book deals with so much more than just shooting. It gives clear instruction on becoming a better (fill in the blank). Goal setting, focus and follow-through transcend all areas of our lives and this book opens the door to becoming a better shooter, protector, and warrior. Make the decision to become a sheepdog and get this book to start that journey.

Todd Brown

TEN STARS. After working on the very clear and specific tasks and directions in Chris’s book, my shooting skills have soared, my confidence increased, my overall abilities very much improved. I waited a while before reviewing the book so I could really apply the coaching. Chris OBVIOUSLY truly wants to provide a service, to teach and to see improvement in us students of his guidance. IT IS AMAZING, STUPENDOUS. The photographs provide details that narrative cannot alone give, the insistence on very certain behaviors when practicing, the genuine good will beams out from the book. If you are an experienced shooter or a newbee, you will learn, improve, and find yourself grateful for it all. I have even had the book spiral bound with a harder cover to I can use it without tearing it up. Thanks Sir Sajnog.

Tabscaroni

I am only half-way through this book and I can already see an improvement in my shooting. While I already subscribe to Mr. Sajnog’s great newsletter (www.chrissajnog.com) it doesn’t go into depth as much as the book. That isn’t an indictment of his web page but a compliment to this book.

The book covers more than just slapping the trigger, it gets a bit into fitness and more importantly mindset. I’ve not only re-learned the fundamentals of shooting I’ve gained confidence in my abilities as a shooter as a result of reading this book. I am more confident in my ability to consistently put shots on target now than I was after any of the BRM training I had in the Army or in after taking any of the firearm courses I’ve taken over the years.

Jonathan M. Petrice

I bought this book based on videos I had seen Chris produce, and was not disappointed. This book is written clearly and concisely and lays out all the concepts in a very easy to follow manner. However, I think the one thing that truly impressed me was has made see value in techniques and areas that before I either discounted out of hand or practiced half-halfheartedly at best. Years of shooting both in the civilian and military world had provided me with some glaring issues with my techniques which I already see improvement on.

Cannot recommend this book any higher for those who are serious about building up their respective skill sets.

Tracy Butler

This book is a game changer!!!! Get it and you won’t regret it. Chris’s theory behind shooting is mind blowing!

Johnny 5

Absolutely amazing resource that should be in everyone’s library! I learned how to shoot by following Chris’s advice in the book and have already noticed a huge improvement on my stance, grip to follow through technique, while also saving a ton of money on ammo and range fees, not including the amount of gas saved by training at home! Do yourself a favour and buy this book – you will not regret it! Thanks Chris for your service and the amazing resource! God Bless.

TP A

I started shooting as a young hunter in Louisiana, then on into in the Boy Scouts of America, then as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, and now a professional firearms instructor with the NRA (rifle, pistol, & shotgun) and a LA Concealed Carry Instructor. So I can tell you when Chris states by following these fundamentals you can improve your shooting in the 70 to 95 percentile, he is not exaggerating in the least.

His science comes from pathological study of things like Kinesiology, Optometry, minor Neuroscience, etc. Study of how humans learn.

How you train is actually MORE important than WHAT you train! Not just esoteric theory & 2nd or 3rd hand, tired old training methods, but PROVEN SCIENCE THAT WORKS! I rate him AND his book right up there with folks like Col. Jeff Cooper, LTC. Dave Grossman, and Massad Ayoob!

You NEED to get neck deep into “The New Rules”. If you are serious about constant improvement in your shooting, thinking, & reacting and you are NOT reading this book & applying this knowledge and the science that goes with it, you’re NOT serious about training. And what you are doing is called PLAYING.

Acadiana Tactical Firearms

The techniques that Chris teaches in this book are amazing. My personal skill level has increased dramatically since following Mr. Sajnog. For the price of a couple boxes of ammo, you too can become a better shooter!

Chris Jones

I am a firearms instructor and competitive shooter BUT I’m big into learning new things. Chris’s book is the best I have seen on training, No training I have experienced in almost 50 years of formal and informal training is nearly as good as this book. Calling Chris’s work a “BOOK” some how is mislabeling it… this is a complete system that is COMPLETE and practical. Chris explains every part of the training process. Besides being about shooting skills and tactics it is about “training”… the whole package from what happens in the brain and nervous system, setting training goals, mindset, a little about nutrition and exercise, It is all about the technology… the mental part of “TRAINING”. Similar to what I learned at GUNSITE Chris recommends “dry-firing” which is excellent because dry-firing IS the best training toward improved shooting skills possible. I wish, I hope serious firearms trainers study Chris’s book and adopt the technology. I am impressed by Chris’s emphasis on safety throughout the book. Every instructor emphasizes safety BUT somehow Chris does it better. His book is quite technical BUT it is very readable. Chris also offers individualized instruction.

John Canaday

Excellent read. Thoughtfully laid out with purposeful execution. Sections covering physical firearm manipulation and physiology mated with exercises in mind and thought control build a formidable work in shooting instruction. I’ve applied most of what Sajnog suggests to my shooting exercises and have seen immediate improvements in both comfort, scoring and ensuring I put effective rounds downrange. Sajnog has the experience and background in firearms to make this reader spend the relatively high cost of his book, almost twice the typical cost of other related Kindle reads, but it was money well spent. If you’re interested in learning how to improve your shooting skills this is a fresh and very utilitarian tool to help you to do so.

Mateo Cantorella

This book consists of even more details than his last one. After reading this you won’t need to read anything else. Although taking a firearms course with an instructor in a classroom setting is a plus, Chris has pretty much provided it all in this book. Two thumbs up!

Joanne Genovezos

Very informative, has improved my pistol shooting more in the last two weeks than self-instruction in the last twenty years on my own.

John Andrus

A great resource for shooters at all levels . The format is fantastic and the approach Chris takes is easy to understand and extremely valuable for those looking to learn and improve in the shooting sports. Check out some of the videos and then make the investment in this courseware… well worth it.

Steve Wynn

Comprehensive, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “Navy SEAL Shooting” is an ideal do-it-yourself instruction manual that will enable even the most novice of firearms enthusiasts to acquire professional SEAL level competence in the use and care of an impressive diversity of firearms. Thoroughly ‘user-friendly’ from beginning to end, “Navy SEAL Shooting” is very highly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Firearms instructional reference collections.

Midwest Book Review

Shooting Qual & Outcome

Chris, After being sidelined for an extended period due to a work related injury I returned to work to find my shooting had drastically changed for the worst. Not only had I damaged my knee during the incident but while out on industrial leave my eyes finally began to degrade with age. At the range, I was floating my shots all over the target and evening hitting the wood. My buddies were laughing at me and I have to agree, if it was not me, it was funny to watch. So I bought your book, Navy SEAL Shooting. And I read it. I studied my movements, grip and focus. I checked my targets to see what was the shot pattern and kept focusing on my front sight, adjusting, isolating my movements and practicing dry and live fire. I keep pushing my mandatory qualification shootout and kept reading your book and following your direction. Then I headed to the range, still worried because each time I practiced up to that date I was still not feeling strong. The qualification shoot started and each shot hit strong as we progressed. Sure it was not a 100% score but it was close. It ended up being the best qualification shoot I have ever had. I know it's not over there are areas to grow and improve in my shooting, but now I have the book to work with. So I can testify that your words are true when you say, “buy my book and learn to shoot”. Thank you very much for your book, best gun item I own, and sharing your knowledge.

David Surwilo SDPD

Thank you from Jerusalem Message Body: Dear Mr. Sajnog, I wanted to thank you for your video about how to focus. It really did change my shooting forever. I am a woman living in Jerusalem, Israel who made the difficult decision to carry a gun. I want to be sure that I know how to use my weapon to defend myself and others if ever confronted with a terrorist attack. My big fear is hitting an innocent bystander, and though I am still not totally at ease with the idea of a gun, your videos have taught me, improved my shooting, and have given me the necessary confidence to accept the responsibility of gun ownership in an area where unfortunately it is necessary. Thank you again!

Naomi Weiss

Chris, I am a full-time instructor for the state of Ohio’s peace officer academy.

Your format and delivery are exceptional. Content is as it is being taught here.

Thank you for all the hard work you obviously put into this program.

Andrew Russell 0P0TA

A comprehensive introduction to the art of precision shooting.

Sajnog (How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL, 2013, etc.) is a retired Navy SEAL who spent the bulk of his adult life as an elite firearms instructor; he helped develop the program currently used for training Navy SEAL snipers. The author covers everything one could imagine as relevant, including training methods, tactics, and equipment with helpful images explaining proper form. The rigor and comprehensiveness of these sections are commendable, though to be expected given Sajnog’s background. What the reader might not expect is an extended discussion of a shooter’s proper “mindset,” which demands focus, commitment, even a sense of principled purpose. A key concept is “virtuosity,” or the disciplined mastery of a particular skill through constant practice. While obviously an instructional manual, the book also gives a welcome aperture into the military mindset. While the counsel regarding “How To Live Like a Warrior” can be maddeningly macho—“Grow a set of NUTs (non-negotiable, unalterable terms) and live by them”)—a life devoted to honor, courage, and sacrifice is richly articulated nonetheless. Also, amidst the sometimes–heavy-handed bravado, are reminders that soldiers live in perilously close contact with their mortality: “You need to be able to shoot effectively first or that cool new light is only going to help your teammates find your corpse.” The book’s range is surprising and includes a fascinating discussion of the neuroscience of muscle memory, furnishing insight into the way the human brain learns through repetition. Sajnog strays beyond his field of expertise, dispensing nutritional advice—carbs are the enemy—that is both tangential and dubious. Also, we see far too many close-up photographs of the author donning sunglasses and holding a big gun. This book is primarily useful to people who use guns for a living and obsessive gun aficionados. Very few people need to use weapons as proficiently as a Navy SEAL, and this book won’t magically transform anyone into a top soldier. However, it still offers a gripping illustration of military life from someone who has lived in the rarified air of its upper ranks.

A worthy read for the gun lover or for someone looking to better understand military life.

KIRKUS REVIEW

Just wanted to thank you for your books! I own both of them (the original and updated version). My shooting was way below par. Since I carry concealed, I wanted to make sure that I knew what I was doing. I called a friend of mine, who is part of the local Sheriff’s Department and also a firearms instructor, to help me make sure my techniques were good. Before we went to the range, I read and reread your books and practiced the techniques you teach in them. To make a long story short, he told me my stances and firing techniques were excellent. It’s all because of you and your books. Thanks again!

Buddy Masters

I never was around any type of firearm until the end of January when I bought my first gun. I found your website through Google, and realizing the value and quality of your methods I signed up immediately.

Taking your advice to heart, I also purchased a LaserLyte target, a Laser Ammo kit, and a Sirt pistol for when I get tired of racking the slide between each dry fire shot. I dry fire every day and when I do go to the range I feel confident instead of scared. One of the range safety instructors told me he was surprised to see how quickly my shooting improved and asked my secret. I told him about your website and my dry fire practice.

So this new shooter loves the “New Rules.”

Maris Whetstone New Rules Member

This book is proof positive why the SEALs chose Chris to create the SEAL Sniper Program Training Manual and why the graduates like Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell have been so successful downrange wacking tangos. You may not be able to go to SEAL Sniper School today, but you can get this book…do it now.

“Ox” Creator of DryFireTrainingCards.com

I’ve been shooting professionally as a law enforcement veteran and as a civilian gun owner for more than 30 years. After reading Chris Sajnog’s new book Navy SEAL Shooting one thing was immediately clear to me: This is the single best shooting book ever written.

I’ve directly participated in more than 1,000 hours of “professional” practical and tactical firearms training all over the U.S. No instructor I know can bring the same subject matter expertise and instructional ability that Sajnog has demonstrated in this book, not even close.

What I found to be most refreshing was all of the actual SCIENCE that he relies upon, not just anecdotal theories and regurgitated practices. Sajnog could have easily taken the easy street in authoring this book by relying only on his professional credentials (SEAL Sniper Instructor), but he didn’t. It’s clear that he has actually conducted a great deal of science-based research critically needed to validate his teachings.

The book’s content is highly technical and game changing. However, Sajnog presents his wisdom in a way that makes it easy to grasp as a reader and perhaps more importantly, how to apply as a shooter. Novice or expert, this is a ‘must have’ book for any shooter looking to improve his or her craft!

Rick Reyes Police Officer & Detective (Retired) Member LAPD Anti-Terrorist Division

“Masterfully written by a master at “ATTENTION TO DETAIL”. If you want to be a World Class shooter, this is a must read.”

Fred Kolberg (Ret. SEAL) CEO Trauma Training FX