Frank Proctor's Recommendations for Guns Gear and Training.

I have been shooting as a Profession and Passion for 15 years, In that time I have learned a lot of lessons (some of them the hard way) in regards to how to train and what guns and gear to use to enhance performance while maintaining reliability.  If you have any questions about how I set my guns up, what gear I use, why I use certain gear, what I think about training and gear or any other questions you have for me please sign up for FPTV and come to a course if you can make it! On FPTV you will find answers to any questions you have.  There are over 6 hours of videos and I continue to add new information weekly. Here's the link to FPTV. Here's a link to my COURSES 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Thanks for the interest in training with me!  Below you will find detailed information on the courses I offer.  I also recommend subscribing to FPTV.  There you will find over 6 hours (new videos added weekly) of video on training and gear to help you shoot Fast Accurate Easy.  FPTV is a great way to prepare for one of my courses and to continue to review the material after courses to continue to train.  I continue to learn every time I go to the range and I share that info on FPTV! 

THE ONLY PRE-REQUISITES FOR MY COURSES ARE SAFE GUN HANDLING AND A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF MARKSMANSHIP. 

Proctor Pistol Process “The Fundamentals of Fast”

The Proctor Shooting Process is an in-depth and cerebral approach covering how to shoot Fast-Accurate-Easy.

The process teaches an understanding of and how to master these 5 components

Processing

Control

Mechanics

Movement

Mindset

My facility has 6 pistol bays including a shoot house. The pistol bays all have steel targets set up in them (over 100) During the course we will utilize all of the bays, allowing shooters to get in a lot of quality reps without standing in line waiting to shoot.  

NOTE: Targets and ranges may vary when I travel to other ranges for this course.  I do always strive to keep shooters engaged and getting the best investment for their time rather than waiting in line.

Equipment list

Bring what YOU need to shoot and take care of your body during an active and fast paced day on a range outdoors.

Pistol- G19 sized or full-sized pistol 

Kydex or Injection molded Holster, OWB preferred, IWB is also acceptable- NO LEATHER OR NYLON HOLSTERS

5 pistol mags and 4 pistol mag pouches recommended. Minimum 3 mags and 2 mag pouches

1500 rounds of pistol ammo minimum. 

After registration students will receive an email with further information including schedule, range location area information etc.

Combat Pistol Skills Course

This course is designed to offer quality skills to help you win in Combat Shooting.  This is not a tactics course this is a skills course.  Topics will be covered in depth and shooters will get enough reps to understand how to continue to develop these skills.  I will share what I know about Combat Pistol Shooting from 15 Years of experience as a Green Beret and 6 years as the Primary Instructor for Combat Marksmanship for my Group.  I'll also blend in the lessons I've learned from Competitive Shooting as a USPSA Grand Master and of course I will bring my passion for being a better shooter as a dude that likes to win with Guns.

Topics Covered but not limited to:

Safety Brief

Marksmanship evaluation

Fundamentals of Marksmanship tune up

Performance on demand

Vision Speed

Equipment set up to include lights and first aid gear

Efficient mechanics - Draws, reloads, malfunction clearance with both hands, right hand only, left hand only

Multiple targets

Scoring Speed

Shooting while moving

Moving to shoot

Body Mechanics in a Structure

Bring your standard /duty/edc gear: Pistol, Holster, 3 mags, handheld light and weapon mounted light if applicable.

Bring everything YOU need to take care of your body during a fast paced day on an outdoor range.  Show time is 9am (arrive no earlier than 9) and will finish by 4-430pm

600 rounds minimum recommended 

After registration students will receive an email with further information including schedule, range location area information, etc

MID/LONG RANGE CARBINE

Class size is limited to 15 shooters. This allows shooters to receive more information and get more quality reps in less time. 

This course will focus on using the AR-15 at rifle distances from 50-650 yards from natural terrain shooting position (cars, boulders, trees, etc.) I have 3 rifle ranges with over 100 steel targets on them ranging from 6” to 12x24” The course will focus on hitting those targets, Fast Accurate Easy from natural terrain shooting positions  Expect some fun and challenging shooting and some moving around!

I recommend a variable power optic and a carbine weighing less than 10 pounds.  5.56/.223 only. Any ammo you want to shoot is fine including green tip.  I would recommend that the gun and ammo shoot under 2moa.  We will zero/group at the beginning of the course.  

Equipment list

Bring what YOU need to shoot and take care of your body during an active and fast paced day on a range outdoors.

I recommend a variable power optic and a carbine weighing less than 10 pounds.  5.56/.223 only any ammo you want to shoot is fine including green tip.  I would recommend that the gun and ammo shoot under 2moa.  We will zero at the beginning of the course. I have a minimalist approach to guns, gear and training; I would recommend you come prepared to travel light around the range. All shooting will be done from natural terrain, no bipods, sandbags etc. A small backpack would be advised.  DO NOT BRING PISTOLS

600 rounds rifle ammo minimum. 

After registration, students will receive an email with further information including schedule, range location area information, etc.

Competition pistol skills Course

This class is taught in a match format where we all shoot stages and discuss the hows and whys of being better shooters in a super fun environment!  When I shot my first USPSA match I had been a Green Beret for 4 years, I did not perform as well as I wanted to in the match and discovered that there was soooo much that I didn't know was possible in shooting.  I trained to compete and competed every weekend to test myself.  Every week I found something that I wanted to improve at.  As a combat shooter I definitely found value in competitive shooting and as a competitive person it was a drive to become better so that I could win in any arena, combat or competition.  This course will begin with all of us (myself included) testing ourselves in a match format.  The stages will be a combination of USPSA and Steel Challenge Type stages with some other skill test events as well.  All targets will be steel with the exception of the Shoothouse.   We will shoot 4-5 stages for score then evaluate areas we need to improve in and discuss thought as we go.  After the training session the bays will be open for shooters to get as many reps as they wish in order to hone the skills we covered.  This course will benefit both competitive and combat shooters.  TO ATTEND YOU MUST HAVE EXTREMELY SAFE GUN HANDLING SKILLS!!!!! THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR NEW SHOOTERS.  

If you exhibit unsafe gun handling you will have to be removed from the course.  This will be a fast paced day to provide a lot of good reps, there will not be time to address deficiencies in safe gun handling or basic marksmanship.  

Bring your standard match/duty/edc gear and everything YOU need to take care of your body during a fast paced day on an outdoor range.  Start time is 9am and will finish by 2pm (for Eastaboga courses)

For courses at other locations the start time will be 9 am and finish 4-4:30

The course format will vary slightly based on location and available bays and range props

1000 rounds minimum recommended

After registration students will receive an email with further information including schedule, range location area information, etc.

3 Day Proctor Shooting Process

The Proctor Shooting Process is an in-depth and cerebral approach covering how to shoot Fast-Accurate-Easy.

The process teaches an understanding of and how to master these 5 components

Processing

Control

Mechanics

Movement

Mindset

We will spend 2 days on Pistol and 1 Day on Carbine.  My facility has 5 pistol bays, a shoot house and 3 rifle ranges out to 650 yards.  The pistol bays all have steel targets set up in them, as do the rifle ranges.  I have over 200 steel targets on my ranges. The rifle ranges also feature cars, boulders, logs, trees and other natural terrain to shoot from and around.  During the course we will utilize all of the ranges allowing shooters to get in a lot of quality reps without standing in line waiting to shoot.  During the pistol sessions we will do a block on concealed carry and allow shooters to work from concealment for the duration of the course if they wish.  Bring IWB holster and flashlight if you want to work from concealment.  

Equipment list

Bring what YOU need to shoot and take care of your body during an active and fast paced day on a range outdoors.

5 pistol mags and 2 rifle mags recommended.

4 pistol mag pouches and 1 rifle mag pouch

1500 rounds of pistol ammo and 600 rounds rifle ammo minimum. 

After registration students will receive an email with further information including schedule, range location area informationetc.

GUNSMITH SERVICES: For any Gunsmith Services I recommend (and have used) JP Precision In Anniston, AL 256-282-5388 or Fire4Effect in El Paso www.fire-4-effect.com

PISTOL SIGHT INSTALLATION: (SEE VIDEOS IN PRODUCT DESCRIPTION) Sight installation is an easy process with the correct tools and some mechanical knowledge.  If you are not comfortable installing sights we recommend having a gunsmith do it. Listed above are 2 shops we recommend.  Installing the rear sight and front sight (M&P) can be done with either a sight press or with a small hammer and aluminum or brass punch this is the recommended method.  If using a hammer and punch we recommend placing the slide in a sturdy vise with padded jaws. Use the hammer and punch to remove the existing sight and then drift in the new sight.M&P pistols are designed to remove sight going from right to left and installed from left to right. Apply pressure only on the dovetail area of the sight.  FP sights are designed to fit snug in the dovetail so that it doesn't move when shooting. In our experince it is not necessary to file the rear sight or front sight for installation, you may do so if you wish to make it easier to install. If you do so it will be at your own risk and should only be done very lightly. Once the sight is centered tighten the set screws. Blue loctite is recommended on these. When installing the front sight on Glock pistols, we recommend using red loctite on the front sight screw. All front and rear sights are designed to be installed with a snug fit in the dovetail with no fitting or filing required.  Returns will not be authorized for sights that have been installed or filed. We cannot accept returns or exchanges for sights broken due to improper installation.

 

                                                                   

                                         PROCTOR Y NOTCH SIGHTS ARE DESIGNED FOR POA=POI

SIGHT PICTURE SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS IF YOU PRESS THE TRIGGER WITHOUT MOVING THE SIGHTS

IMPACT WILL BE BEHIND RED DOT

 

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 When I developed the Y notch and Square notch rear sights and sight sets, I wanted a set of pistol sights that offered speed and accuracy without a lot of room for sight misalignment error.  I am extremely pleased with how they turned out and they have made my life easier when it comes to shooting pistols.  While testing and developing the sights I noticed a few things.  Before I get into my observations I should mention that to truly determine a zero or POA=POI we should be shooting very small groups consistently.  With rifles 1 MOA is considered acceptable. That would be .25” groups at 25 yards.   That is difficult to do with a pistol to say the least. I will accept 2” -3” groups with the pistol at 25 yards as a measurable of accuracy and POA=POI. I would encourage all shooters to push for something like that to quantify if your gun is set up right.  You should also have a very defined point of aim and place the same sight alignment there for every shot.   I would also recommend 5 shot groups with a pistol. Lots of times folks will aim at the middle of a paper target and shoot a 6” group to determine if their sights are good.  That technique makes it difficult to quantify both point of aim and point of impact because ether isn’t a defined point of aim or a point of impact defined by a small enough group. 

 The things I discovered when testing my sights:

To determine if the sights where POA=POI I shot from a sandbag supported position to take human error out of the shot.  To get a very refined point of aim and confirm the elevation was correct I placed perfect sight alignment on the bottom or top of a 3x5 index card at 25 yards.  My front sight is .117 wide, at 25 yards it is as wide as the 3x5 index card!  What that means to shooters is that even with a pretty thin front sight it is difficult to get a refined point of aim so that you are truly aiming at the same spot for every shot and shoot a small group.  If you shoot a .125 or .135 front sight it is even more difficult. 

My sights were designed to offer speed and accuracy with less room for sight misalignment error.  For my style of shooting I want to see a front sight in a rear sight and that is good enough.  I feel like the sights offer that easy and precise enough sight picture.  To accomplish that I designed the sights with a narrower gap than most other sights for less windage error (the Y notch sights are opened up a bit more at the top to allow more speed with the precision) To help limit the amount of possible elevation error I went with a .180 tall front sight.  Something I noticed when testing for POA=POI was that if I misaligned the elevation by one serration of the front sight it produced a 2” difference in POI at 25 yards!  I should mention that the serrations on my sights are pretty thin, 50 lines per inch.  What that tells us as shooters is that If we are zeroing we need to pay attention to all the details in sight alignment because little things can matter! 

If you want to test your sights here’s how I do it:

Shoot from a seated position behind a table with a sand bag on it.  Situate the gun on the sandbag where it is perfectly stable.  For a target use a 3x5 index card at 25 yards.  Place perfect sight alignment (the top of the front sight even with the top of the rear notch and an even amount of space between left and right of the front sight and rear notch).  My Y Notch sights are designed for this type sight alignment only!  Now place that sight alignment on the bottom of the index card.  Dry fire.  Watch the sights as you press the trigger, they shouldn’t move.  Once you are comfortable, load up and shoot groups.  I would shoot 5 round groups and wouldn’t accept anything larger than 3” if you can shoot 2-3, 3” groups and know that you have perfect sight alignment and placement you can quantify your sights are or are not POA=POI. 

 AS STATED AND EXPLAINED ABOVE, I HAVE PERSONALLY AND THOROUGHLY  TESTED AND CONFIRMED THESE SIGHTS TO BE POA=POI.  WE DO NOT OFFER ANY DIFFERENT FRONT SIGHTS OR REAR SIGHT HEIGHTS AND WE ONLY OFFER SIGHTS AS SETS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL SHOOTING STYLE AND OR SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY WITH YOUR PISTOL STILL EFFECTS POA AND POI, YOU CAN REFERENCE THE SIGHT DIMENSIONS IN THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND PURCHASE ANOTHER FRONT SIGHT FROM ANOTHER COMPANY TO FIT YOUR SHOOTING STYLE.