Matt Burkett’s Practical Pistol Shooting DVD’s & Book


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Matt Burkett’s Practical Shooting Series

Matt Burkett’s Practical Shooting DVDs, Volume 1-3 and Volume 4, include beginning as well as advanced level USPSA shooting instruction. Volume 5 explains winning IDPA techniques; Volume 6 is a 2-disc AR-15 set; Volume 7 is "How to Practice," and Volume 8 is a 2-disc "Shotgun Mastery."

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Practical Shooting Vol. 1-3 (2-disc set)
Matt Burkett’s original Practical Shooting VHS tapes, vol. 1-3, are now available on a two-disc DVD set, which is over 155 minutes long. Watch and learn as professional shooter Matt Burkett teaches his student (Kevin Elpers) the techniques required to be a successful IPSC handgun shooter. Everything is covered: Safety, Equipment Choice and Set-up, Stance, Grip, Eye Dominance, Sight Information, Weak/Strong Hand, Target Transitions, Draws, Reloads, Trigger Control, Shooting while Moving and much more! Guest star Don Golembieski (master gunsmith) takes you through equipment selection and maintenance. Disc Two has a bonus interview with your host, covering: cross-dominance, sighting techniques, fundamentals of shooting discussions, and, "consciously moving your attention."vol 1 -3 dvds

This video set will teach the skills and techniques needed to dominate in the competitive shooting sports as well as provide an advanced level of knowledge and skill set for the casual shooter. Highly recommended as your first competition DVD.
Reviews below

155+ minutes
$59.95 $39.95 $19.95 DVD (2-disc set)

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Practical Shooting Vol. 4 – How to Shoot Faster
Matt Burkett and Kevin Elpers are back in Volume 4 of the Practical Shooting Series to help you learn to shoot more quickly and accurately. Stuck in a rut with your shooting? This DVD can make the difference! Beginning with a review of the fundamentals from PSV 1-3, Volume 4 takes you to the next level – revealing the secrets of the Professionals.

Topics covered include grip, stance, gear review, how to cure your flinch, bonus tip on elbow positioning, cadence, calling your shots, speeding up your draw, target math, handling pressure, and many drills that you can practice on the range. volume 4 dvdIn addition, Volume 4 includes a bonus section with incredible shooting from many of USPSA’s top Grand Masters. Shot with multiple cameras and the most advanced production techniques, this DVD, in conjunction with Matt’s first Practical Shooting, is the premier action pistol training program available.

98 minutes
$39.95  $19.95 DVD

Practical Shooting Vol. 5 – Winning IDPA Techniques
2003 National IDPA ESP Champion Matt Burkett teaches student Kevin Elpers the techniques required to be a successful IDPA shooter. Subjects covered include: Safety, equipment, draws, reloads, the IDPA classifier, shooting while moving, use of cover, tactical priority and sequence, and many more! Matt Kartozian of Custom Glock breaks down legal vs. illegal equipment. Kurt von Rice helps you Vol. 5 IDPAunderstand what division is right for you and explains the IDPA scoring system in detail.

This is the first DVD in the shooting market with computer bonus material including hundreds of IDPA stages that you can print out! With over 90 minutes, this DVD teaches you the skills and techniques needed to dominate in IDPA as well as provide an advanced level of knowledge and skill set for the casual or recreational handgun shooter.

90 minutes
$39.95  $19.95 DVD

Practical Shooting Vol. 6 – The AR-15 (2-disc set)
Vol. 6 AR-15This is a two disc set with over four hours of information on how to maintain, clean, set-up, and shoot an AR-15! Disc One includes interviews with John Paul of and Mark Buchanan of covering equipment and gear.

Disc Two is two hours of rifle training with Matt Burkett and his perpetual student Kevin Elpers. Topics include: basic shooting positions including off-hand, kneeling, squatting, sitting, prone, barricades, target presentation, transitions, multiple scope or iron sights usage, movement, secondary gun transitions – and much more.

275 minutes!
$59.95 $24.95 DVD

Practical Shooting Vol. 7 – How to Practice

“How To Practice” is a step-by-step video guide on planning your range time by working on the perfect drills for your specific needs.

Professional shooter Matt Burkett instructs student Kevin Elpers in Volume 7 of the Practical Shooting Series – "How to Practice – Pistol Tips and Drills," revealing Vol. 7 How to Practicethe concepts and techniques used by professional shooters to develop and hone their skills. Matt and Kevin show you how and what you need to practice in order to excel at practical shooting. By identifying problem areas, Matt will show you how to make your weaknesses your strengths.

Included are printable, practice sheets you can take to the range, which will help you focus your practice sessions and begin tracking your improvement.

105 minutes
$39.95 $19.95 DVD

Practical Shooting Vol. 8 – Shotgun Mastery (2-disc set)
World 3-Gun Champion Matt Burkett is back in Volume 8 of the Practical Shooting Series to help you learn how to master your shotgun. Learn about the guns and equipment it takes to win. Understand how to disassemble, clean and tune your shotgun.

Vol. 8 Shotgun MasteryDisc 1 – Setting up to Win – includes interviews with John Paul of and Mark Buchanan of, and covers: Setting up your equipment, gear, glasses, and ammo, and how to keep your shotgun running. The Remington and the Benelli series shotguns are covered in-depth with chapters on maintenance, modifications, and accessories.

Disc 2 – Running the Shotgun – Will teach you the shooting stance, gun mount, recoil control, reloading, mental game, and much more! Also, the techniques are tied to practice drills, which will definitely shorten your learning curve.

240+ minutes
$39.95  $19.95 DVD

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Burkett DVD Reviews (unsolicited )
They don’t leave much out, that’s for sure! It would have saved me well in excess of $60 had these DVDs (Vol. 1-3) been around when I began learning the game. (I still am learning it, don’t get me wrong.)  They really will shortcut the learning curve for you, and are a very worthy investment.

Bret Heidkamp

I guess being sick today has it’s advantages… I ordered Vol. 1-3 and spent the afternoon watching them. Excellent info. I already picked up a couple really good tips the first time through. The videos are well produced and filled with up to date information on techniques and equipment. These videos have info which is good for all levels from beginner to master. Great job Matt.

Chris Grube

The two biggest lessons I’ve learned so far are: 1) The "better" way to go prone. I currently just fall forward, but Matt shows how to drop straight down, quick. 2) The very smart (and gamey) way of "prepping the mag." When you have to shoot strong hand only followed by a reload, Matt has his fresh mag in his weak hand before he’s done shooting. Man, why didn’t I think of that? BTW, the bloopers at the end of tape #1 are great! Matt says to his trainee – "This makes you a little tired doesn’t it?" Trainee says, "Not for someone who’s a perfect physical specimen like myself. "Then there’s this silent pause… and Matt looks at the camera – that cracked me up!

I’ve trained with top GM’s and seen all the video instruction tapes available and Matt’s are the best , hands down. On Vol. 4, he not only gives you the "do this to go faster" but he gives you the WHY you should "do this." You just don’t get this analysis anywhere else. Also, watching the student/lower class shooter perform the drill next to the GM instructor gives me the ability to visually critique a shooter’s performance.  It’s amazing how much you can learn at a match by watching other shooters, both good ones and bad ones, by being able to critque their performance. Invaluable!  Can’t wait for the next DVD.
Thanks Matt!
Brian Smith