Brian Enos – Zen Master of Shooting (Summit Replay)

Brian Enos is considered to be one of most critical thinkers in the realm of handgun shooting.  In 1990 he wrote the book (link below) “Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals” which is the collection of over ten years of notes and ideas Brian had regarding pistol shooting and competition.

Brian was raised in Ohio but moved to Arizona to work at the State Prison where he first learned about shooting competitions.  Soon the bug of shooting hit him and he shot a PPC (Police Practical Combat) match and then he quickly moved to IPSC competitions.  At his first match he met Rob Leatham and they became friends and training partners.  The two dominated the local and state matches and then they went national shooting Steel Challenge.  Brian’s journey continued and he realized he enjoyed a different kind of match such as the Bianchi Cup, The Masters and the Sportsman’s Team Challenge.  He won the Bianchi Cup in 1983 and 1984 and the Masters in 1989 plus he was a five time member of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge National championship.  He also qualified for the US Gold Team for IPSC multiple years.

Brian was a sponsored shooter for many years but in 1991 he left his sponsors and Bianchi Cup matches for the new USPSA and it’s new Limited Division.  He shot USPSA and Steel Challenge until 2000 and then won multiple Area and National championships.  In the year 2000 he retired from competition and built a website and forum (Enos Forum) which is the largest competitive shooting forum on the internet.

Brian also developed a gun lubricant “Slide-Glide” which has the ability to stay on parts and protect firearms from wear and corrosion.  It also softens felt recoil in pistols.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

Enos Forums

“Practical Shooting – Beyond Fundamentals”

2017 Shooter’s Summit Homepage

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  1. Jsg
    January 4, 2019 at 5:52 am — Reply

    I often wonder with the exponential curve in technology today including lubricants does brian enos slide glide still stand up to the rest, everything I see is like 10+ years old. Is his product still up,to par ?

    • January 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm — Reply

      I have it. I compares to a lot that is out there.

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