From a Writer's Perspective

RE: Tres MonCeret's Long Range Shooting Seminar, March 19, 2011, Nashville, TN

I am female, a writer who has been researching long range shooting for a novel, a CPA, and a novice shooter learning to use my Winchester Model 70. The comments below address each of these roles.

1. I was the only female in this class, but I never FELT like I was the only female. I was just one of the students to Tres and consequently to all of the others in the class. I would highly recommend Tres' class for any woman who is interested in the science of long range shooting.

2. I spent weeks researching many of the topics covered in this class in order to set up a scene in my novel. The day spent with Tres was far more productive than all of the hours on my own. He is able to communicate all of these topics in a way that is easy for each student to understand, no matter their background, and he works hard to be sure that no one is getting left behind. He is able to communicate equally well to those with military ,law enforcement, or civilian backgrounds. His passion for this is obvious, but his talent for teaching is his greatest gift.

3. During my business career, I have taught in the college classroom as well as seminars all over the world. Tres' seminar can only be classified as excellent. Specifically:
a. The quality of the materials handed out was top-notch. The material was well researched and well organized. It included much new information that is not available on the Internet and will be an excellent resource for me in the future.
b. Tres' presentation skills were great. He told us at the end of the class that the seminar format was new to him, but that was not apparent at all to us. He made good eye contact, learned our names and used them, responded to facial expressions indicating confusion, and answered every question thrown at him thoroughly and succinctly. 
c. Use of audiovisual aids was well done. Several videos were interspersed throughout the day, which helped keep the class engaged. He used the dry board constantly to illustrate concepts with simple diagrams. My only criticism of Tres was that he repeatedly apologized for his art skills, although his drawings were more than adequate and used well to communicate the concepts.

4. Although physical shooting techniques were outside the scope of this class, Tres took time during breaks and after class to help me with holds and recoil management. He also does one-on-one tutoring, which I plan to take advantage of in the future.

I would also like to thank Mr. B. Hubbard who assisted Tres with this class. He provided me with much additional information and also a possible title for my book. 

In summary, I would highly recommend this class to all interested in long range shooting. 

T. C. Bible, CPA