I used the contact form on rexdefense.org with some questions some time ago and never received a response. Poking about these forums I've noticed they're practically dead, the podcast discontinued, youtube channel light on content heavy on flashlights and merch, and generally a different vibe being emanated when compared to lets say the same time last year. I was quite motivated to move a mountain or two to get my ass out to the June sessions after I realized that even if associating with Rex almost certainly puts one on a very short list of easily rounded up persons of interest, what must be done, must be done, and I will not skirt neither God nor Country. Now, I find myself hesitating. Unduly perhaps. Am I missing something here?
I have not been able to secure training with y'all, and I probably never will. I have three young children, a wife, full time job and a half that requires me to be gone from home for extended periods. I started watching Rex back in late 2013, in my apartment and with zero knowledge of the long range precision shooting craft. I watched that beer can video and was immediately captivated by long range shooting. Since then, I have dumped hundreds of hours into reading literature, watching the sniper 101 series with a pad and pen and wrote down and drew diagrams of everything on the screen while holding a screaming infant in my lap. It wasn't long before I had saved up enough tax returns and bought my first long range rifle. Rex was right, I burned through that barrel before I really understood what the hell I was doing. Over the course of about four years, I became confident out to 1000 yards, then 1400, then my pursuit to 1600-1800-2000 yards and beyond. I became hooked. Bryan Litz' material along with the constant updates from Rex, and hours upon hours of shooting (and tens of thousands of dollars) And although I still have plenty to learn, I am confident that I will take my lessons in stride. I know I never took the rex class, but I want Rex and his students and associates to know that I extracted an unfathomable value from what you guys do. There are many of us who reciprocate the teachings and pass them on, becoming the young men in our kitchens showing our children how to properly mount a scope. I don't want to appear soft or overly emotional, but long range shooting filled a void in my life and gave me something to grab onto while I was struggling with great loss in my family. It was the escape I needed to get out of a dark place, it was something for me to conquer and pursue. Its something I will likely do for the rest of my life. You have converted me to a meditative marksman, satisfaction with every bang of the distant steel. Thanks Everyone! Rex, Alumni, Everyone who has or will be a part of this amazing developmental resource. You are all more special to me than you know.