Does Colion Noir know how to shoot? Anyone who’s seen the gun rights advocate, social media personality and NRA Spokesman handling a gun knows he can. But can he really? You know: multiple takes. Editing. I may be from Israel, but when it comes to shooting, I’m from Missouri (a.k.a., The Show Me State) . . .
I spent a recent weekend shooting a whole “arsenal” of IWI firearms at Texas Defensive Shooting Academy, Colion Noir’s home range in Dallas. And I’m here to report . . .
On the first day, Tom Alibrando and I put Colion through the Level One Tavor Operator course. IWI’s National Law Enforcement Sales Manager and I introduced Colion to the Tavor X95. We quickly moved to a variety of shooting drills at various distances and positions, including magazine reloads and cadence drills
Colion was skeptical about the Tavor platform; he’s an AR guy through and through. Make that was an AR guy. Reloading speed, ease of operation, balance, unique shooting positions — the Tavor soon won a new convert.
On the second day, Tom and I introduced Colion to various variants of the bullpup, such as the IDF issued 13.5 in X95 and full auto variants in 5.56mm and 300BLK.
We continued in full auto with the Galil Ace 21N with a 8.3in barrel. By that time, Colion had a bad case of the full-auto giggles.
To finish with a bang (pun intended) we handed Colion the Negev NG5 (5.56) and NG7 (7.62×51).
The accuracy Colion achieved shooting full auto at a silhouette sized steel target at 100 yards was as good as you’d expect from someone who shoots guns for a living. All two-to-four round bursts smacked the steel with satisfying pings.
Colion Noir is a great shooter. He listen to instructions, learns from his mistakes and maintains focus for long periods of time. He’s also a humble and likable human being. It’s easy to understand how he became a celebrity, and will remain one for years to come.