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.
- 1996 IPSC World Champion, Open Division
- 6 time USPSA Handgun Nationals Open Champion (1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003)
- 1997 USPSA Handgun Nationals Limited Champion
- 2003 USPSA Handgun Nationals Limited-10 Champion
- 2003 USPSA Handgun Nationals Production Champion
- 1998 IPSC Pan-American Handgun Championship winner
- 4 time Steel Challenge Limited World Champion (1998, 2003, 2005 and 2007)
- 2008 German Open Production Champion
First met Todd in 2010 – here’s my first video with him.
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