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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