October 31st, 2018 by jhines

TFB tries their hand at Out Shooting Keanu Reeves

A while back BuzzFeed Youtuber stumbled across a video of Taran Tactical training Keanu Reeves on tactical shooting for the movie role John Wick.
Buzzfeed tried their hands on gun shooting, they did ok (you can read about it below).

Fast Forward to Now
The Firearm Blog had heard what the Buzzfeed guys did so TFB decides, why not us?, But the differences is that TFB also wanted to create some shooting tips segments from Da Man himself “Taran Butler”.
So TFB flew down to L.A. to meet with Taran Butler and have him train TFB. (which is James Reeves)
Taran quoted that he can train TFB (James Reeves) to fire 2 rounds at two targets in 2 seconds.
James was skeptical but went with it anyway. (Hey, free training!)
Something that stands out about this training is the fundamental that Taran advocates over and over, as these are the building blocks for whether you’re into 3 Gun shoot or for self-defense. Here’s some short takes on that training, but obviously, watch the video, its an eye opener:

  • Drawing from the holster
    Taran is very articulate about “economy of motion” from the draw to target acquisition.
  • Reload – again its about “economy of motion” and doing things less, its all about saving time and being fast.
  • These two basics are the building blocks which leads to doing more advanced shooting as Taran describes.

  • Transition between targets – Taran goes over some great feedback on moving from target to the next while at a high level.



As you can tell, Taran traits as a trainer is exceptional, he knows how to build that rapport whether you’re a movie star like Keanue Reeves, Michelle Rodriguez or just James Reeves from TFB.

Here’s how Buzzfeed did a While Back (2017)
The course of fire was a typical 3 gun type. So BuzzFeed Blue wanted to see if they can take an ordinary person (gun newbies) and have them train to go through the course of fire, but be faster than Johnny Wick. Johnny Wick completed this course of fire in 19 seconds.

So BuzzFeed Blue crew narrator and Sharie Elle volunteered to take on this challenge. The training was done one day (all day) at Taran Butler of Taran Tactical Innovation. The same trainer that taught Keanue Reeves how to shoot tactically.
Taran Butler is considered the Michael Jordan of competitive shooting, he at one time had an 11 year winning streak.
BuzzFeed narrator and Sharie Elle will endure the same training that K Reeves went through and its basically “3 Gun” training, which consists of a shotgun, pistol and a rifle.(AR15)

Here’s how they did.

Well they didn’t beat Keanu Reeves time but it looks like they sure learned a lot about guns. The participants was intimidated and excited about the whole experience.

Fast Forward to Now

Sources: TFB, BuzzFeed Blue Youtube, Chris Buckner

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