Todd Jarrett on the Podcast

Getting to know Pro-shooter and competitor Todd Jarrett, part 1 of 4

After thirty years in the gun community I have met some amazing people.  So many that I forgot how many special people I have in my circle.  This week I remembered I met such a guy a decade ago that is a competitive shooter, trainer and a really nice guy.  His name is Todd Jarrett.

I first met Todd at a bloggers event put on by Blackhawk.  I learned quickly that Todd was the kind of guy you would have over for a cookout, an adult beverage and call him fam.  This week I want to share stuff about him that you won’t hear on a YouTube video.  He didn’t get to where he is now without putting in the work.  On the show you are going to hear his origin story.  And on the next few shows afterwards I have small bits of the same interview where he goes in detail about the industry, competing and guns.

Todd has shot over 6 million rounds in career. He says,

I teach shooting, weapons manipulation and speed, but not tactics.

We often forget that you don’t become a champion without struggle. You don’t win without learning the sport, the game or the rules. In a candid conversation, Todd, shares how over time he became a world class competitor.

Todd’s ethic reminded me that to master anything it will take time. You have to be consistent, persistent and dedicated to get good. Talent will give you a good start but that isn’t all of it. You also have to get some breaks.

Todd got the opportunity to be a part of some great companies and learn about the gun industry. He has worked with Para Ordnance, Safariland, BlackHawk, Hornady ,Federal, Hoppes, and STI.

Here’s a training tip from Todd.

I know most of my students won’t be able to shoot once a week, so I tell them to dry fire twice a week for 20 minutes and practice draws, moving, posting up, using barricades and acquiring sight pictures at different distances. I advocate getting into some form of competition because it gives them practice in weapons manipulation under stressful situations and puts them on the clock.

Jarrett has also had more than 100 Area and Sectional Championship wins.  Here is an old list but look at these accomplishments.

 

First met Todd in 2010 – here’s my first video with him.

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What questions would you like me to ask Todd the next time I can catch up to him now that you know some of his background?

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About kennblanchard

Reverend Kenn Blanchard is a USMC veteran, ordained pastor and podcaster that began this journey as a federal police officer and firearms trainer. In 1991, he began teaching security and qualifying, civilians and law enforcement officers for armed duties. In 1992, he became a gun rights activist. He has lobbied and testified before the United States Congress, Texas, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia, and Maryland for an individual’s right to self-defense. He has served on the Urban Affairs and Training committees of the NRA in the past. He created and founded a national shooting club for African Americans called the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club. In 1999 he became known as the Black Man With A Gun after publishing his first book and launching this website in 2000. He has since copyrighted the phrase. After discovering podcasting in 2007, he created the Urban Shooter / Black Man With A Gun Podcast to be able to reach people he has met as an activist and encourage them to stay in the fight for freedom.