A.I.M. Shooting School uses a method and technique that has been developed and perfected through decades of shooting and studying the game both as shooters and shooting instructors. The method is really a combination and hybrid of several traditional shooting styles. Anthony I. Matarese Jr. was initially coached by the legendary Dan Carlisle and has gone on to develop his own style.
The method of A.I.M. Shooting School is based on being in “control” of every target by learning how to “connect” with each different type of target presentation. A.I.M. Shooting School uses a base technique with a few core principles that can be tailored to allow the shooter to approach a target in the most efficient manner. You will learn how to balance the science of shooting with the instinctive “feel” part of the game.
The key to becoming a better shooter is always routed in proper fundamentals. Anthony and his Associate Instructors look forward to teaching you these fundamentals. Diane Sorantino, Hoss Hewitt and Kerry Luft have spent countless hours mentoring with Anthony I. Matarese Jr. to learn the correct teaching methodology and fundamentals.
As a result, the fundamentals that Anthony, Diane, and Kerry share allow them to work together cohesively to provide a shooting method that is shared by A.I.M. Shooting School. You will leave with handouts outlining everything that you have learned and clear instructions on what you need to do to improve your shooting.
What you will learn includes:
• Proper Gun Mount
• Hold Points and Break Points
• Hard Focus vs. Soft Focus
• Methods of acquiring lead
• How to “connect” & “control”
• Eye Dominance Exam
• Target Acquisition
• Gun Fit Suggestions
• How to find the “feel” part of the game
• You will leave with homework
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What should I do to prepare for my lesson?
How much ammo should I bring or can I buy ammo there?
Generally it is recommended that you bring one flat or 250-300 rounds with you for a two hour lesson. You can always take it home with you if you bring too much! The range always has ammo for purchase if you want to buy it here.
What if it rains?
What is best form of payment?
Do I need a deposit? What is cancelation policy?
No, your commitment is your deposit. If you cancel less than 7 days prior to your scheduled appointment time you will be responsible for 50% of your lesson fee. Same day cancelations and no shows will be billed for 100% of the missed lesson fee. The invoice for this fee will be emailed or mailed to you and is due upon receipt. Students with a reputation of canceling will not be scheduled in the future.
Do you have guns we can use?
What method/technique does A.I.M. Shooting School teach?
Tell me about the associate instructors?
Anthony’s associate instructors are very professional and have spent countless hours learning the same teaching style as Anthony so that A.I.M. Shooting School shares a common methodology. Diane Sorantino works with shooters of all experience levels. Hoss Hewitt works with novice shooters all the way up to AA Class competitors.” Kerry Luft works with novice shooters all the way up to AA Class competitors.
Associate instructors’ rates are considerably less expensive than Anthony’s rates so this offers a price structure that hopefully fits everyone’s budget.
Should I do a private lesson or a “shooting school?”
Can a friend and I share a lesson?
Yes, you can always bring one person to share a lesson at no additional charge. If you have 3+ students you will add a flat fee of $25 per hour that will be added to the hourly rate.
How long is a lesson?
It is suggested that students traveling in from out of town take 5-6 hours of instruction over two days. We can customize a schedule that makes sense to you.
How often should I take a lesson?
How can we get you to come to our club?
If I am from out of town where should I fly into and where should I stay?
Where can I find information about Scheduling?
Private lessons are most commonly scheduled for (2) hours. You're welcome to bring one (1) friend to share the lesson at no additional cost. If you are looking to book a (4) hour private lesson you will book two back-to-back time slots on the scheduling calendar. There are some (1)½ hour time slots available with Anthony. These are best designed for (1) student who is looking for a follow-up lesson, tune up, or to fix a specific problem.
Students looking to schedule a 3 hour session with Anthony can do so by booking two back-to-back (1)½ hour time slots. The other option for a (3) hour lesson is to schedule a (2) hour time slot at 2:30pm and email Anthony with a request to extend the lesson to 5:30pm. An email confirmation is required to extend the lesson.
Group Shooting Schools:
1/2 Day and Full Shooting School will be scheduled after completing questionnaire to ensure you are scheduled in the correct group. Follow THIS LINK to complete the information needed.