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Chris Cerino

Firearms Training: Fundamentally Sound

Part-time police officer Chris Cerino is most recognized as the competitor that came in 2nd place in both Top Shot season 1 and Top Shot All Stars. He is currently the field host of Gun Talk TV, Guns and Gear and a trainer on The First Person Defender series on Gun Talk’s YouTube page. He is an internationally known firearms instructor who has been training law enforcement officers, military operators and civilians for more than 18 years. He has worked as Peace Officer in a variety of positions from municipal and county to state and federal agencies spanning 23 years. Chris continues to instruct through his company Chris Cerino Training Group at the national and international level. A published writer on the topics of firearms training and instruction he continually pursues validation of his skills and the skills he teaches by competing in three gun, precision rifle matches and NRA action pistol matches across the country.

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The only difference between a good shooter and a great shooter are the details
Conflict and resolution can help us grow as operators, trainers, and supervisors of individuals and teams
Is your ‘tactical toolbox’ a mess or is it organized with your favorite tool right on top, ready to use?
It’s not perfect practice that makes perfect, but the willingness to make mistakes in the pursuit of perfection
Every opportunity you have to properly manipulate your weapon system or your gear is a training opportunity
There are so many problems a shooter can have, but you as the instructor need to find the most important one to focus on
When you practice, you need to do it in a combat fashion with a combat mindset