Chris Sajnog, a former instructor at the Navy SEAL sniper school, has published a new book on shooting techniques, called “Navy SEAL Shooting.”
Military.com interviewed Sajnog at SHOW Show earlier this year in Las Vegas, where the one-time commando-turned-author talked about Chris Kyle, the veteran featured in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie “American Sniper.”
Sajnog didn’t know Kyle personally. He left his position at the sniper school in 2002, a year before Kyle came through. But he’s friends with Scott McEwen, the co-author of Kyle’s memoir, and has defended both the book and the movie in speaking engagements with him.
Indeed, McEwen wrote the forword to Sajnog’s book and was among those offering praise for work. “You literally can’t find the techniques taught in this book anywhere else because Chris developed them!” McEwen wrote in a review on the book’s Amazon.com page. “He taught the US Navy SEALs to become masters of shooting under extreme conditions.”
The title, which expands upon a previous version, covers a range of topics, from mindset and training, to marksmanship, moving and shooting, and malfunctions.
“The common things I’ve seen throughout as a firearms instructor is people tend to not want to concentrate on the smaller things,” Sajnog told Military.com in February. “There are different techniques you can use to make sure you’re pulling that trigger back straight to the rear perfectly every time, so it’s getting people to understand how to focus on those smaller aspects and how to train.”
Sajnog published the book through his company, Center Mass Group, which has provided training to military, law enforcement and civilians and is shifting focus to media projects.
“Being a supporter of the Second Amendment, I think not only is that important to have, but you have a responsibility to be a good shooter and a safe shooter,” he said. “It’s important to put this out there to help people become better shooters no matter what their job is, whether it’s the military or law enforcement or civilians protecting their home.”