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Interview with Instructor Zero

Get to know Instructor Zero in this insider interview by Steve Coulston.

While at SHOT SHOW it is not uncommon to run into famous and infamous people. One guy I had the pleasure of running into was Instructor Zero. Now, regardless of what you may think about his training style there is no questioning his ability to run just about any gun he can get his hands on. And when I say run, I mean this guy can shoot like a bat outta hell, from whatever position he happens to be in at the time and connect, over and over again. Zero is extremely fast on the gun and proves it in his videos. He is also very entertaining to watch. He comes up with some of the most unique training evolutions I have seen. Now I’ll admit, I have raised an eyebrow a time or two, yet I keep coming back for more because I am constantly impressed and enjoy his ingenuity and personality. His style of instruction and camera presence is commanding, yet he has a great sense of humor.

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I had the chance to sit down with him a couple of times at the SHOW. Once was a more personal chat and the other was a more formal interview. First, I must say he is an extremely humble man. He does not boast nor does he sit and swap war stories. He does not kiss and tell. He is a quiet professional and likes to keep it that way. He does, however, love to talk shop and go over tactics, different scenarios and situations. You can tell he is always thinking about how he can improve his training. He is also a busy son-of-a-gun as you will see in the video interview I did with him. He keeps busy with his online work, training, consulting and “other” business. His 2014 schedule is very full yet he takes it all in stride. He is in high demand, yet he keeps an even keel about it all. Overall, Zero was a true gentleman. I look forward to re-connecting with him in the future.

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