This is an intermediate-level defensive handgun class is geared towards the concealed carry license holder or anyone serious about prudently approaching the use of deadly force in self-defense.
Additionally, many of the topics and skills will carry over for the serious competitive shooter as well.
“Training to Live and Win” builds upon the fundamental defensive skill sets.
We teach you how to recognize and avoid potential confrontations. Then we’ll teach you how to de-escalate a situation, safely and effectively without the use of force.
If things go poorly at avoidance and de-escalation, we’ll teach you how to better *fight* with your personal defense handgun. Instruction will include proper draw and presentation of your sidearm, minimizing and eliminating wasted movement, and optimizing speed of draw.
Students will also learn smoother and faster reloading, engaging close-range threats, malfunction clearing, shooting around barricades/cover, proper turns and movement and shooting while moving.
From there, students will learn decision making in high-stress situations and how to articulate dangerous circumstances in explaining their reactions to potentially crippling or lethal threats in post-shooting interrogations. This training will include “shoot – don’t shoot” scenarios on a shooting simulator, including critique.
We will shoot in low-light environments, giving students a chance to experience night-time shooting. Instead of doing it indoors in a tight indoor range, we’ll do it outdoors in the real world.
Training to Live and Win also features a tactical treatment of gunshot wounds until professional EMTs arrive, including practical exercises treating mock wounds.
The “graduation” exercise is to handle a complex active shooter incident with reactive targets that just like real-life bad guys don’t always go down on the first hit. The exercise will require teamwork, good tactics, rapid decision-making and life-saving skills in a complex, confusing and chaotic environment with pyrotechnics and other excitement.
This class isn’t high-speed, low-drag Special Ops training, but it will provide you a very solid foundation to improve your weapon-handling abilities and how to respond to potentially lethal threats. As an added bonus, if you’re a competitive shooter, you’ll be a better after this class with some of the time-saving and accuracy building techniques we’ll share.
PREREQUISITE: This is not entry-level material in this course. If you do not have a good handle on safely handling firearms we’re not going to spend two days teaching you fundamental safety skill sets. You’ll get one warning for gross safety violations, including muzzling your soft body parts or anyone else’s, then you’ll get to watch and learn for the rest of the day.
Minimum age: 16 years.
Course date and location:
Registration includes course materials, drinks, range fees, safety equipment (as needed) and more.
Saturday 9a – ~9:30pm. Dinner provided.
Sunday 9a – no later than 4pm
TUITION: $200 PER PERSON.
Students will need 500 rounds of ammunition (caliber restriction: mimimum .380, maximum .45). No micro-pocket pistols or rimfires (e.g. Kel-Tec P3AT is a no-go, Glock 26 is perfectly acceptable). Please no magnum ammo. You’ll also need eye and ear protection, belt holster, at least two spare magazines / speedloaders and belt carrier(s), tactical flashlight (with spare batteries) and brimmed hat (keeps hot brass from behind your glasses).