Tips from Taran Butler
How to shoot like John Wick
Now, Keanu Reeves may have been born awesome but he wasn’t born awesome at guns. Someone had to help him get there. Many of you already know who that is that is. It is Taran Butler of Taran tactical innovations outside of Los Angeles California. Taran is the de-facto trainer to the stars. Whenever it comes to guns people saw John wick and asked: “how could I learn to shoot like that?” It’s really easy to hop on a plane to LA and train Taran Tactical Innovations. Along with the man the myth the legend Taran Butler.
Tips from Taran Butler #1
From the draw “drive the gun straight out”. I want to get a bullet from this barrel into that target as fast as possible. So, if I come up and I go pass where I want to go up into the air and come back down and doing fire, I just kind of waste. it like trying to dive into the garage of my house, I don’t wanna go passing out to the 7-eleven and back. It looks bitchin, you know various reasons but it doesn’t help me get into the garage. drive out straight I think of it as like a big Conan sword and you drive it to the stomach.
Tips from Taran Butler #2 “Have a good draw”
When I want a good draw I have two types. When I want a real serious draw, I push into the gun a little bit. Pushing down against the holster puts me in a higher grip on the gun. Then the left hand comes underneath to scoop and lift it up, drive out, tighten up and squeeze. Keep your thumb sticking up. We have a little cut here called the accelerator cut. You want to try to hit that ledge there. The last five or six years of shooting kind of maxed out all the little tricks. Between Bob Bogle and Rob Latham and all these legends. The grip going back to the 80s was elbows locked out. Then they realized a little shock absorb in their elbows. They had their hand down now we’re rolling up more now. Think of the left hand like it’s a relay. This is a baton and it’s gonna be easier if your hand is getting about right in here. How do you want to drop the baton today at the last four Olympics? If the baton is waiting in front they’re gonna get it every time.
I’m not saying to get in front of the gun. However, you’re gonna meet low and drive that joint into the tree regardless. That’s your landmark to roll up in there. That’ll also come in to play when we do reloads so you want to get higher. That little accelerator cut locks you in place. So, when I’m training people I tell them when you draw, bring that left hand in try to get this joint hit or anything. Roll your thumb up into the ledge and that gets you that higher grip. You double tap all kind of crazy stuff when your grip low and soft. The double tap hits will spread out. You miss all over the place when you consciously get that grip locked in there. Your pairs will be closer together and that’s the difference. So, when you’re shooting you want fewer misses. You’re trying to control the muzzle of this gun.
Tips from Taran Butler #3
Draw and look out at the front sight with a target as contrast in the background. staring at the A zone, A zone in a competition is the part of the target you want to shoot. Drive your draw a little quicker and put more focus on that green dot. That is everything. But, also seeing inside your rear site. Don’t forget that.