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SureFire Field Notes Ep. 64: Practical Shooting with Matt Pranka

SureFire Field Notes is an informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Matt Pranka discusses the importance of competitive shooting and relevance to tactical shooters.

Matt Pranka is the owner of Xray Alpha, has 26 years of military experience in Special Operations and is a USPSA Grand Master in production Division.

Xray Alpha instructors has spent decades being sent to all of the hot-beds of action, hunting the enemies of the United States.  We actively put our training to the test on a regular cycle.  We continue to work in this capacity and will consistently be putting ourselves into the fray. Xray Alpha training is driven from the passion of its founder to relay timely and effective training and tactics to the individuals that use them to save others, protect their family, and protect this nation. This isn’t something we want to do for fun or a quick buck, we are driven to give back as something we must do.

Special thanks to Route 66 Shooting Sports Park and the Norco Running Gun IPSC Club.


11 Responses to “SureFire Field Notes Ep. 64: Practical Shooting with Matt Pranka”

  1. BiblicalViolence says:

    Pretty solid truth bombs.

  2. B says:

    A little bit longer bio would be helpful.

    Guy could have been a translator for 26 years.

    • mike says:

      If he’s was a translator who can shoot, most importantly can TEACH shooting, that’s more relevant to me than their title or bio.

      • B says:

        If he doesn’t come from a background in the military teaching marksmanship, or from a Unit that trains it to a high degree, how can you tell? Achieving GM is excellent. It also has zero bearing on teaching ability.

        Flashy video’s don’t make up for a solid CV.

        • Joe_K says:

          @ B
          The SureFire Field Note videos aren’t supposed to be a one sided job interview for you to evaluate the instructor talking to see if you should pay him to teach you, rather, they have a point and are usually succinct. If you want to know more about any of the individuals in the SureFire Field Note videos, look them up, and reach out to them via social media, email, or telephone. Read any of the available AAR’s written by paying students/customers.

        • Yogi says:

          not only does he come from a unit that trains to a high degree, he come from THE unit that does..

    • Matt Pranka says:

      I typically don’t spend anytime in classes or through social media selling my CV to people. I retired as an operator at an Army SMU, it’s unfortunate in this industry that has to matter to people. It goes against the culture of that unit to sell your resume to people in my opinion.

    • Joe says:

      So these are the comments we can expect from verified users?

  3. Robert says:

    “Put aside your ego” – one of the most important concepts, that far too few embrace fully.

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