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Gunshot Wound & Trauma First-Aid

$59

with Keith Hanson

Calendar Current session started Aug 14, 2022 at 1 pm

What's worse than a life lost? A life that could have been saved.

This comprehensive training program is designed to equip you with the understanding and knowledge you need to save a life - maybe even your own - in the event of a GSW (gunshot wound) or other types of life-threatening trauma.

While based directly upon updated Co-TCCC (Council on Tactical Combat Casualty Care), TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Services), and TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) standards, this program was developed for use by the medical layman or average person.  This means that NO previous medical knowledge or training is required to learn, understand, and apply these life-saving techniques!

In this 4½-hour training program, you will learn:

  • What items your IFAK (individual first-aid kit) and go-bag should contain
  • Understanding 'Good Samaritan' laws
  • Safety & security concerns regarding care under fire
  • How to properly stage and use a combat application tourniquet (CAT)
  • Treatment of massive hemorrhaging
  • Understanding and using hemostatic agents & anti-hemorrhagics
  • Treatment, dressing, and stabilization of a penetrating chest wound
  • Recognizing and treating a "sucking chest wound"
  • Differentiating open versus tension pneumothorax indications
  • Understanding and using vented and non-vented chest seals
  • Controlling shock
  • Airway maintenance
  • Treatment of evisceration injuries
  • Effects of hypothermia on massive hemorrhaging and how to prevent it using passive and active warming
  • Recovery positions and patient reassessments
  • and much more!

Students will get hands-on training with several of the techniques taught in this program.

Would you like to help others attend this life-saving training? Consider purchasing a full-sponsorship or partial-sponsorship ticket. By purchasing a full or partial sponsorship ticket, others on fixed or reduced incomes may attend this training.

Tuition dollars collected go directly to cover venue fees, licensing fees, training materials, fuel costs, and ongoing training and in-services for the instructors, as well as to offset program delivery costs to low-income participants.

 

PREREQUISITES:

None

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

If you have a trauma kit/gunshot wound kit/IFAK, please feel free to bring it.  All training materials will be provided as part of the program.

Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen.

 

FAQS:

Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to participate?

A: This training program takes a very frank approach to the treatment of life-threatening injuries, and requires that participants remain focused and attentive for approximately five hours.  The modules presented, however, are easy to learn, understand, and practice. 

This program has been presented to Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, sports teams, and various other extra-curricular student groups.  It is recommended (although not required) that participants be twelve (12) years of age or older and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Q: Is ID required?

A: No.  

Q: Can I update my registration information?

A: You may update your registration information directly through our registration portal.

Q: What do I need to bring to this training?

A: Please see "Equipment Requirements" above.  

Q: If I have any questions that are not answered on this page, who can I contact?

A: Please feel free to contact the training team directly by calling (877) 4486-8724 (877-GUN-TRAIN) with any questions you may have regarding this program.

 

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #6: Non-Conventional Shooting Positions (CCSSEF-NH)

$60
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 16, 2022 at 4 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules which will teach the students a variety of shooting positions beyond the standard "combat isosceles" and "field interview" stances, including supine, prone, high kneel, low kneeling, seated, and others.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Non-Conventional Shooting Positions Skill Builder Intensive Clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. 

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Snap-Caps/Dummy Rounds: Students should bring a MINIMUM of four (4) snap-caps or dummy rounds PER MAGAZINE. (2 magazines = 8 snap-caps, 3 magazines = 12 snap-caps, etc.) These may be purchased from retail outlets like Bass Pro Shops or your local firearms retailerNOTE: Snap caps may be purchased directly from Critical Dynamics at significant savings (approximately 50%) under retail pricing. You will be given an option to purchase directly from Critical Dynamics at the time you register for this class.)

7. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

8. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

9. Ground Covering or Shooting Mat

10. Knee pads and elbow pads are highly recommended!

11. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #6: Non-Conventional Shooting Positions (LFR-VT)

$55
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 17, 2022 at 4 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules which will teach the students a variety of shooting positions beyond the standard "combat isosceles" and "field interview" stances, including supine, prone, high kneel, low kneeling, seated, and others.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Non-Conventional Shooting Positions Skill Builder Intensive Clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. 

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Snap-Caps/Dummy Rounds: Students should bring a MINIMUM of four (4) snap-caps or dummy rounds PER MAGAZINE. (2 magazines = 8 snap-caps, 3 magazines = 12 snap-caps, etc.) These may be purchased from retail outlets like Bass Pro Shops or your local firearms retailerNOTE: Snap caps may be purchased directly from Critical Dynamics at significant savings (approximately 50%) under retail pricing. You will be given an option to purchase directly from Critical Dynamics at the time you register for this class.)

7. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

8. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

9. Ground Covering or Shooting Mat

10. Knee pads and elbow pads are highly recommended!

11. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.

Mindset of the Empowered Woman™ - Edgewater, MD

$65

with Keith Hanson

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm

This course will not only educate and empower you, but it might just save your life.

Designed with women's and family safety in mind, The Mindset of the Empowered Woman™ is a women-only seminar that shatters the myth that most acts of violence are random and unpredictable.

This incredibly comprehensive five-hour program empowers students by introducing the concepts of situational awareness and 'Composite Risk Management', explaining the various types of interpersonal violence, diagramming the distinct stages of violent criminal attacks and by breaking down the principles of 'Social Engineering', providing insight and a clear understanding of the tactics and methods of psychological manipulation that criminal predators rely upon to lure potential victims.

This program will also compare and contrast various self-defense system options, including pepper spray, firearms, martial arts, knives, and stun guns to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to make the right personal choice in selecting a weapons system for self-defense.

The threat of violence surrounds us every day.  The Mindset of the Empowered Woman™ teaches students how to recognize the danger signals that are so often missed... or ignored. This course will not only educate and empower you, but it might just save your life.

This program has been delivered to well over 9,000 personal safety-minded individuals in over 25 states since it was first developed in 2012 under the title of Elements of the Defensive Mindset™. Students include scores of law enforcement personnel as well as members of civic groups, womens' leadership organizations, and sororities.

The instructor, Keith Hanson, is a career law enforcement trainer with multiple instructor ratings in Tactical Counterterrorism, Active Shooter Response, Immediate Action/Rapid Deployment, Tactical Firearms, and SWAT Medic disciplines.

This is one program NOT to be missed!

 

PREREQUISITES:

None

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Notebook and pen/pencil, if desired.

No recording devices, please.

Students are welcome to take cameraphone screenshots of selected video slides if they choose.

 

FAQS:

Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to participate?

A: The Mindset of the Empowered Woman™ takes a very frank approach to mature subject matters.  The program includes discussions about acts of violence likely to be directed towards women and includes anecdotal accounts of rape, sexual assault, homicide, and attempted homicide, as well as discussions about the use of both deadly and non-deadly defensive force.  Attendees 13+ are welcome, however, parental discretion is strongly advised. 

Q: Is ID required?

A: No.  

Q: Can I update my registration information?

A: You may update your registration information directly through our registration portal.

Q: What do I need to bring to this training?

A: Please see "Equipment Requirements" above.  

Q: If I have any questions that are not answered on this page, who can I contact?

A: Please feel free to contact the training team directly by calling (877) 486-8724 (877-GUN-TRAIN) with any questions you may have regarding this program.

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #6: Non-Conventional Shooting Positions (NSC-MA)

$50
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 18, 2022 at 6 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules which will teach the students a variety of shooting positions beyond the standard "combat isosceles" and "field interview" stances, including supine, prone, high kneel, low kneeling, seated, and others.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Non-Conventional Shooting Positions Skill Builder Intensive Clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. 

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Snap-Caps/Dummy Rounds: Students should bring a MINIMUM of four (4) snap-caps or dummy rounds PER MAGAZINE. (2 magazines = 8 snap-caps, 3 magazines = 12 snap-caps, etc.) These may be purchased from retail outlets like Bass Pro Shops or your local firearms retailerNOTE: Snap caps may be purchased directly from Critical Dynamics at significant savings (approximately 50%) under retail pricing. You will be given an option to purchase directly from Critical Dynamics at the time you register for this class.)

7. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

8. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

9. Ground Covering or Shooting Mat

10. Knee pads and elbow pads are highly recommended!

11. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #7: Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment (CCSSEF-NH)

$60
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 23, 2022 at 4 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules that compare and contrast the concepts of cover and concealment. Students will learn strategies to make cover work for them, and increase their levels of combat accuracy when shooting from concealment or from behind cover.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment Skill Builder Intensive clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. It is highly recommended that students have a magazine holder or magazine pouch.

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

7. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

8. Knee pads are highly recommended!

9. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #7: Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment (LFR-VT)

$55
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 24, 2022 at 4 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules that compare and contrast the concepts of cover and concealment. Students will learn strategies to make cover work for them, and increase their levels of combat accuracy when shooting from concealment or from behind cover.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment Skill Builder Intensive clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. It is highly recommended that students have a magazine holder or magazine pouch.

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

7. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

8. Knee pads are highly recommended!

9. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.

Pistol Skill-Builder Intensive Clinic #7: Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment (NSC-MA)

$50
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 25, 2022 at 6 pm

This 3-hour intensive skill-builder clinic will bring the students through a ‘basics of safety’ review, then transition into training modules that compare and contrast the concepts of cover and concealment. Students will learn strategies to make cover work for them, and increase their levels of combat accuracy when shooting from concealment or from behind cover.

Tuition includes instruction, all applicable range fees, and targets.

The Tactical Use of Cover and Concealment Skill Builder Intensive clinic is taught by certified and credentialed law-enforcement tactical firearms master instructors.

 

PREREQUISITES:

At a minimum, students must be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic firearms safety and handling concepts. Completion of a basic firearms course (NRA First Steps Pistol, NRA Basic Pistol, or another basic pistol course) is preferred but not required.

This clinic is NOT suited for the novice or beginner shooter.

The training cadre reserves the right to immediately remove from the program any student who lacks sufficient understanding of basic safety practices or basic operational procedures using a semi-automatic pistol.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Semi-automatic Pistol chambered in one of the following calibers: .380acp, 9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, .357SIG, .45acp or .45 GAP. It is HIGHLY recommended that students bring and train with the firearm that they plan to use or carry for defensive purposes. Pocket guns such as Ruger LCP, S&W Shield, Glock Model 43, or other sub-compact guns are highly discouraged.

2. Sturdy Waist Holster is required. External belt-mounted or waistband-mounted holsters are preferred. IWBs (In-waistband holsters) are permitted, provided that they support easy one-handed re-holstering.

For safety reasons on the range, our classes will use strong-side holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix, or small of the back carry).

Don't have a quality holster? Give us a call. We have excellent and affordable options that are available for purchase.

3. Ammunition: 100 rounds.

Ammunition should be factory-manufactured. Reloads are strongly discouraged. Ammunition for class IS available at cost with prior notification.

4. Magazines: Students should bring a MINIMUM of two (2) magazines. Three (3) magazines are preferred. It is highly recommended that students have a magazine holder or magazine pouch.

5. Magazine holder or magazine pouch.  Open, friction-lock-styled single or double holders are recommended over those with velcro or snap closures.

6. Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap: Sunglasses may be worn in conjunction with a baseball cap with the bill worn forward. Safety glasses must be of the wrap-around type or employ side panels. If wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Earplugs or earmuffs (preferred), and it is highly recommended that a baseball cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass be worn.

7. Appropriate Clothing: Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the classroom portion of the training. Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather and temperature conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists. NOTE: Sandals, flip-flops, or any other form of open-toed shoes are NOT range-appropriate.

ABSOLUTELY NO: Camouflage fatigues, flak jackets, tactical vests*, bright red shirts, or bright red outerwear!

*Law enforcement officers and licensed armed private security officers are permitted to wear tactical vests if they are department/agency issued and/or approved. 

8. Knee pads are highly recommended!

9. Note-Taking Material: A pen and a pocket-sized notebook for note-taking is highly recommended.





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