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Tom Givens
April 6, 2010, 02:11 PM
Massad Ayoob, MAG 40, Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement

Massad Ayoob is one of the best known writers and lecturers on self defense subjects in the United States, as well as one of the country’s most respected expert witnesses. For 28 years he has offered this immersion level, 40 hour course in managing lethal threats and the legal ramifications of the use of force. This four-day, ten hour per day course includes both in-depth classroom training, and live fire training, with documented qualification firing on several law enforcement handgun courses.

The classroom training will include an emphasis on legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, and responding officers…threat recognition and mindset… management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered. Two full days are devoted to these critical issues in the classroom.

The live fire portion of the training will take place over two full days of training on the spacious ranges of the Memphis Police Department training academy. This is a 20 hour immersion level course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Draw from concealment, two handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count- 500 rounds.

All of this training will take place at the Memphis Police Academy Firearms Trainining Unit, one of the most modern, well equipped, and up to date training academies in the South. We will be using their modern classrooms, and a spacious outdoor range with modern target systems. Advance registration is required.

DATES: 28-31 August 2010, Saturday through Tuesday, 8am-6pm each day.

TUITION: $789.00 A deposit of $200 will hold a space, balance due no later than 13 August 2010. Deposits or tuition become non-refundable after 13 Aug 2010. If for some reason the class is cancelled, students receive a 100% deposit refund.

REGISTRATION: Call 901-370-5600 to register, or mail a check to Rangemaster, 2611 S. Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN, 38115. All registration will be handled through Rangemaster. For further information, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

April 6, 2010, 06:53 PM
Courses like these are worth every penny !! You'll be amazed how much you don't know ! Attend if you can !

Frank Ettin
April 6, 2010, 08:25 PM
Having taken Mas' class when it was called LFI-I, I heartily recommend this class for anyone who carries a gun or keeps a gun at home for self defense. IMHO it is well worth the time and money.

Marty Hayes
April 18, 2010, 09:46 PM
I am pleased to see you teaming up with Mas to offer this course, Tom. Also, look forward to seeing you next weekend.


Tom Givens
April 19, 2010, 10:39 AM

We have the best and most diverse line-up of trainers ever for the Tactical Conference this weekend. See you in Tulsa.

April 19, 2010, 01:29 PM
I'd love to attend one sometime, but that price tag is over half a paycheck, :(, so it won't happen in the foreseeable future.

Glenn E. Meyer
April 19, 2010, 01:46 PM
Well, if you do - you can see me talk! :D It's a great event!

The classes are really awesome. It's also amazing how much modern psych and physiology is on the program. Firearms usage is becoming an empirical field with conjecture being replaced by testing and experimentation.


Lee Lapin
April 19, 2010, 05:27 PM
Firearms usage is becoming an empirical field with conjecture being replaced by testing and experimentation.

And may it continue thus! Thanks to the efforts of a number of professionals in the field, as well as dedicated defensive firearms users, some real strides have already taken place. I wish there were Study Groups or the equivalent in every region of the nation at least, if not in every state.