Concealed Carry: Foundation Skills

This ten-hour Concealed Carry: Foundation Skills class is intended for near novice and experienced shooters alike seeking to acquire the basic skills required for carrying and legally employing a concealed handgun in self-defense.

The class consists of an extensive read ahead email, multi-media classroom presentation and defensive marksmanship training drills. These live fire training emphasize safety, pistol manipulation (load, unload, reload, reduce malfunctions, perform a concealed draw stroke), practical marksmanship and the legal considerations of employing deadly force.  Students will also receive practical exercises in basic trauma aid in the application of tourniquets and pressure dressings. Students of all experience levels, from novice to experienced, are welcome and will benefit greatly from this course. Please note that THIS IS NOT A “BASIC” pistol class, rather is an introduction to the choices and consequences of the concealed carry lifestyle. Cost is $175, 300 rounds required.
Please email with any questions.

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Concealed Carry: Advanced Skills & Tactics

Concealed Carry: Advanced Skills and Tactics is a 2 day, 20-hour course designed to inform and instruct lawfully armed citizens in their defensive decisions and equip them with realistic skills that enable an effective and lawful approach to personal security concerns. Employing a highly dynamic combination of lecture, demonstration, and practical application, the course goes past the concentration on shooting skills that most concealed carry classes focus on and provides a combination of “hard” and “soft” skills and strategies “Beyond the Gun” that opens minds and options for armed citizens. The class consists of four hours of video “view ahead”, four hours of lecture and practical application on Saturday from 0800-1200, and six hours of intensive pistol skills. Sunday is 100% range time incorporating those lessons in a challenging and PRACTICAL live fire environment. Your mind will be educated on how to use your mouth, your feet and situationally appropriate levels of force. Cost is $425, with 800 rounds required for the class.

Specific course content and methodology relies heavily on incorporating the science of “Recognition Primed Decisions”, deriving lessons from security videos of actual events and honing the skills most needed by ordinary people that find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.
Topics Include:
-Developing the defensive mindset and decision-making process
-Tactics and techniques to support the Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, Evasion paradigm
-Conflict Communications
-Pre-Incident criminal behavior, Managing Unknown Contacts (Credit to Craig Douglas)
-Employing pepper spray
-Stopping bleeding with pressure dressing and tourniquets
- Shooting in 3D: Pistol ballistics and human anatomy
-Shooting drills and skills derived from incidents involving armed citizens
-Decisive Movement
-Much more that you won’t see in other classes!

Requirements: 800 rounds of ball ammunition (factory is preferred), the pistol you carry, a QUALITY holster (No SERPA type or floppy nylon!) 4 magazines, eye and ear protection, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, bug repellent, notepad and pen…the usual stuff you need on the range. Student must have had prior formal training in safety, marksmanship and presenting the pistol from concealment. All shooting will be conducted from concealment!

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Vehicle Environment Skills

Americans are in love with their cars, and many of us spend hours every day in our vehicles commuting and interacting with society at 60 mph. The criminal and anti-social element is mobile as well, and consequently we may find ourselves in an encounter “in and around” our cars.

This Concealed Carry: Vehicle Environment Skills course look at self-defense from the “vehicle environment” standpoint, and illustrates manners and methods by which we can be deselected, deter or, if necessary, prevail in a criminal encounter in and around our cars. Students will engage in both “dry” and “live” fire exercises and engage in scenario based work around their own vehicles.

Course Pre-requisite:

Concealed Carry: Foundation Skills or other recognized training. Please contact us to verify eligibility. (NOTE: There will be an inventory skills test prior to any work around the vehicles in the class. If you are unable to demonstrate a safe draw stroke, you’ll be removed from the course and your fee applied to another FPF Training class or sponsored event.) 

  • You’ll Need: Eye protection, ear protection, food, water, sunblock, insect repellent, long-sleeved shirt, gloves (optional)

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Two Person Tactics

People who are serious about self-defense tend to associate with like-minded individuals. Consequently, they may encounter situations where working a problem together can exponentially increase their chances for a successful outcome. This ten-hour Concealed Carry: Two Person Tactics course develops the skills and tactics required for individuals that possess self-defense skills to function as a team across the spectrum of street situations they are likely to encounter with techniques for cooperative communication, movement and the application of appropriate force.

Alternatively, some spouses/significant others decline to prepare for violence, yet may still be present during an event. This course will provide them basic pepper spray and 1st aid skills, as well as enable them to act in concert with their partner

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Concealed Carry: Pepper Spray

This five hour course is designed to integrate pepper spray into our array of self-defense measures or as an option for people that choose not to be armed with a pistol. Topics include:

  • Capabilities and Limitations

  • Selection and Carry

  • Presentation and Application

  • Consequences and Contingencies

  • Pre-Incident Indicators and Street Encounter Skills

  • Post-Incident Actions

  • Transition to lethal force will be discussed

NOTES:  Students will NOT be exposed to live agent during this course, but will participate in role playing exercises using inert trainers which will be provided. Students will be required to bring and wear eye protection during the practical exercises.

Transitioning from pepper spray to lethal force will exercised in this class.  Students will be required to download their pistols and will be subjected to a search prior to this evolution. Pistols will be deactivated by being “roped.”

Course cost ($200) includes 1 MK6 pepper spray trainers and 1 Sabre Red MK6 live agent dispenser, which will be issued at the end of the class.

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