You might have seen a google ad or a Facebook ad recently for “InstantAccuracy.Org” a website which makes some pretty outlandish claims about increasing your shooting skill. Just be warned, if you click on that link it’s going to autoplay what is likely the most boring video ever, and it’s a video you can’t fast forward. Here are some of the claims made by Instant Accuracy:
- Many handgun shooters will that 300% to 600% improvement in handgun accuracy using this training method
- An incredibly fast way to build handgun accuracy
That sounds great! I’d love to increase my accuracy by 600%. If I increased my accuracy at Bianchi Cup by 600% I’d go from a 1694 like I shot this year to a mathematically impossible 10164-492x. That would be impressive to say the least, especially considering that a perfect score is 1920-192x.
So, when a website starts off with a statement that says “Improve your accuracy by 600%” I immediately want to take a further look at what’s going on and who’s behind it. Thankfully, they make that pretty easy. See, on the about us page of Instant Accuracy, you find out that it’s run by Patrick Kilchermann, formerly of US Concealed Carry Association. Patrick’s extensive qualifications as an instructor include being a chiropractor, a profession known for it’s 100% honesty and absolute lack of scam artists and shysters. In fact, if you scroll to the bottom of Instant Accuracy, you’ll find that it’s “Copyright 2013 the Sciatica Institute”, which seems weird for a gun website, right? So it’s off to the www.sciaticainstitute.org which looks EXACTLY like Instant Accuracy. The Sciatica Institute exists to sell you a 3 DVD box set that will teach you an in-home remedy for your sciatica. This miracle DVD cure for what is a serious medical problem is only $77, slashed in price from $174.99!
Which brings us back to Instant Accuracy. You see, if you suffer through enough the video, you’ll eventually get to the point where Patrick explains what he’s all about. See, Patrick wants to sell you his amazing two-disk DVD. You can tell because around 13 minutes into the video, he tells you it’s not a sales pitch…and then proceeds to try and sell you “Incredible Handgun Accuracy from the Ground Up” for the low cost of $97, which is of course slashed from $147. Man, what a great deal! Except for one little problem. They actually tell you on the site what the DVD program consists of. This is a direct pull quote, word for word:
We provide training to qualified law enforcement and military personnel, as well as to lawfully armed private citizens, through our two-disc DVD program titled “Handgun Accuracy: from the Ground Up”. In our program we teach the 7 Foundations of Handgun Accuracy, and then guide the user through a 15 minute dry-fire training program. If followed 4 – 5 times per week for 4 weeks, we guarantee results from our program.
It’s a dry fire program. It’s a $97 dry fire program put together by a chiropractor who sells shady back-pain “cures” for $77 through an identical website.
I’m all for capitalism. I want people to make money. What I don’t want is people, shooters, my readers and customers to waste their money. Because that’s what Instant Accuracy is. A waste of 100 bucks. For the 100 bucks you spend on this guy’s program, you could buy Mike Seeklander’s competition training book, Brian Enos’ book, and both of Ben Stoeger’s dry fire books. All books writing by guys with actual shooting credentials to their name and proven track records.
The bottom line: InstantAccuracy.Org is a scam. The owners of InstantAccuracy.Org are taking what they do best from their Sciatica Institute, and they’re using it to bilk gun owners out of money using a lot of buzzwords and outlandish claims. I do agree with them that dry-firing 4-5 times a week will make you a better shooter, but you don’t need to spend 100 bucks on some scam artist’s DVDs to do that. Mike Seeklander’s Competition Handgun Training Program
is $23 on Amazon. Get that instead, and use the 50 bucks you saved yourself to buy two boxes of 9mm ammo.