Randy Smith of Defensive Training Concepts, Inc. will be conducting a 30 hour Intermediate Level Defensive Handgun course May 25th through the 27th at the Blue Ridge Shooter's Club near Lexington, Va.
This course is designed for the person who already possess safe firearm handling skills, can apply the fundamentals of marksmanship, and is ready to learn how to use the handgun for self defense. In other words, this is NOT a basic marksmanship or "introduction to handguns" type of course.
Approximately 6 hours will be spent in the classroom covering the following topics: Survival Mindset, Conflict Avoidance, Color Codes of Awareness, The Affects of Survival Stress, Identifying and using Cover and Concealment, Force Continuum / Ladder / Wheel, Boyd's (OODA) Loop, Legalities of using Force, Ballistic Wounding, Affects of Low Light on the Eye, Equipment - Holsters, Mag Carriers, etc.
The remaining 24 hours will be spent on the range covering the following topics and skill building exercises: Review of the Firearm and Range Safety Guidelines, Review of the Fundamentals of Marksmanship, Basic Disarming and Retention Techniques, Drawing from a Concealment Holster, Reloading and Recovering, Trigger Reset and Control, Immediate Action Drills, Scanning, Verbal Commands, Safety Circle, Position Shooting (standing, kneeling-one and both knees, sitting, prone, rollover prone, supine), Tactical Movement, Searching, Flashlight Techniques, Shooting in Subdued Light, Blinding Drill, Pivots and Turns, Tactical Use of Cover and/or Concealment (all positions and approaching), Reactionary Gap / Tueller Drill (with sims), Decision Making, Incapacitation Drills, Shooting with one Hand, Transition to and Support Side Shooting, Shooting while Moving (advancing, retreating, laterally, diagonally), Contact Distance Shoot and Evade, Contact Distance Shoot and Evade while Protecting a Family Member, Engaging Multiple Threats, Moving Threats, Close Quarters Fighting Techniques, Unconventional Shooting Positions (chair drills, ground drills, shooting from a vehicle - range permitting), Charging Dog Drill, and more.
Participants should bring at least 1200 rounds of ammunition, a reliable handgun and a backup, at least 3 magazines for each handgun (5 or more for reduced capacity 7 - 9 round mags), a hip or IWB holster, belt style magazine carriers, a folding chair, clothing suitable for range work, etc... (please see the course announcement for more details).
The cost for all three days is $325.
If you do not already have a concealed carry permit, this course is recognized by VA, NC, UT, and a number of other states that require proof of compentency with a handgun.
Please see the course announcement
or contact me for additional information and registration.
Class size will be limited.
or by phone at (540) 885-9952.