Special Guest Instructors

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Please note, for full refunds you must give written notice of intent to cancel 28 days prior to the course date.
If cancelling 14 days prior to course date you will be entitled to a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 14 days of course date will not be refunded.
No transfers or range credits will be granted with cancellations.


This course will focus on all that is needed to excel in Practical Pistol shooting competition. Fundamentals and techniques will be discussed in great detail and students will not only learn the “how” but also the “why” of certain aspects of shooting. Geared mostly towards competitors in USPSA, IPSC and IDPA the rules, equipment, strategy and nuances of these disciplines will be thoroughly covered. From dryfire to basic classifier drills to shooting actual stages it is all a part of this class. Last but not least match strategy and the all important “mental game” will be talked about as well. Regardless of where you’re at skill wise this course contains what you need to take yourself to the next level.

Materials required to participate:

  • Handgun
  • Holster
  • Minimum of 2 mag pouches
  • Minimum of 4 magazines
  • Ear and Eye Protection
  • 500 Rounds Per Day (1000 Rounds total)


Learn the critical skills for using the fixed or folding blade in self-defense. What’s the best knife for personal carry? What’s the difference between serrated and non-serrated edges? What features should you look for in a folding, fixed or knife? Your fixed, folding or curved blade is useless to you in any self-defense situation if you can’t readily access it, deploy it and be ready to fight for your life. In this course, you will be introduced to effective defensive and rapid deployment of both folding and fixed blades. You will be trained in what to do if you had nothing in your hands and you were attacked by one or more assailants wielding an edged weapon. You will also be introduced to the curve blade – how it is used, its advantages over a straight edge and what makes the curved blade such a unique defensive tool employed at conversational ranges. There is no prerequisite for this course. Instruction includes: Advantages and disadvantages of fixed/ folding/ straight/ curved blades, rapid deployment, weapon handling and unarmed defense against edged weapons, the dynamics of personal defense, the truth about disarming, and wound analysis.


The introduction to tactical carbine and pistol course is designed to significantly increase the skill level of any marksman utilizing a semi-automatic carbine and pistol. The course will consist of approximately 1 hour of instruction on firearm safety, firearm operation, and the safe and correct way to handle and operate both weapon systems on and off the range. The initial instruction will be followed by 13 hours of gradually perplexing drills that involve a variety of shooting positions, distances and speed work. These drills will primarily originate from the standing position and are designed to improve both speed and accuracy. Upon completion of this course the student will have a thorough understanding of firearm safety, firearm operation, and the ability to engage multiple targets with multiple shots.
Course Objective: The student will gain a high level of confidence in the safe handling and operation of an AR-15 type rifle and pistol which will in turn show substantial improvement in accuracy and speed of target engagement.
Enabling Objectives:
  • General firearms safety
  • Verify safe, loading, unloading procedure, and proper clearing of     weapons
  • Operation and manipulation of the AR-15 type rifle and pistol
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques, slings, and equipment placement
  • Reloading and malfunction drills
  • Fundamentals of rifle and Pistol marksmanship
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of firearms safety and operation.
Training schedule: Show time is 8:30 am with instruction starting at 9:00 am and ending at 4 pm. A one hour period is allotted for lunch.
Individual equipment (Student Furnished):
  • Carbine with 3 magazines and sling
  • Optical sight for carbine (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Pistol with 3 magazines and holster
  • Belt, LBE or protective vest
  • Magazine pouches (pistol and rifle)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Hat/Gloves  
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for carbine)  
  • Eye and ear protection  
  • Water/food (1hr lunch break)
  • Sun screen   
  • Rain gear

Ammo requirements (Student Furnished): 900 rounds of rifle, and 800 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.
Course includes: 14 hours of instruction and a Gamut Resolutions certificate of completion.