I’ll be teaching in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday March 2nd at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference.
The Conference looks to be a great learning opportunity and runs from March 1st to March 3rd in conjunction with a low light shooting match.
The class I’m teaching is called:
“Responding to the Close Range Handgun Threat…Empty Hand Skills for Gunfighters”
In a close range gunfight, a seamless transition between handgun skills and empty hand tactics is necessary. Unfortunately, many accomplished pistol shooters don’t have a background in unarmed fighting and for whatever reason (time, health, fitness, lack of desire) won’t seek additional empty hand training.
This class is designed to bridge the gap between unarmed fighting and pistol shooting for the person with limited empty hand combative skills. We will cover simple, easy to retain movements that work well under stress. In the two-hour block we will discuss and practice how to stop an opponent’s draw, how to draw your own weapon while fighting, how to deflect or disarm your opponent’s weapon, and the mechanics of making a successful contact shot from retention. Simple lethal force hand strikes will also be practiced.
In addition to my class, there are numerous classes taught by some of the best in the business. Here are the rest of the classes:
Tactical Conference 2013, 1-3 March 2013, Memphis, Tennessee
Presenters and Topics
Dr. Gary K. Roberts (Doc GKR on the forums)
Basic Wound Ballistics Overview,
Dr. Troy Miller (MD)
Immediate Trauma Care for Fight Injuries (gunshot, stab wounds and similar trauma)
Craig Douglas, “Southnarc”-Two Blocks
Managing Unknown Contacts (MUC): interactive session, open training area. Deals with the criminal paradigm, pre-fight indicators, positioning, and verbal skills when dealing with unknown contacts on the street.
ShivWorks Experiential Learning Lab: An individual problem solving exercise involving role players and an oppositional component that will test decision making and appropriate application of force. Marking cartridges will be supplied to each attendee. This exercise has a maximum of 12 enrollees and no more, so that each participant may receive maximum training value. The exercise will be video- taped for debriefing.
Bluff Dale Academy
Setting Up a Church Security Detail
Chuck Haggard-Two Topics
Topeka Police Department
Face Eaters, Zombies and Excited Delirium
Response to Active Shooters
Wayne Dobbs and Darryl Boltke
Handheld and WML Techniques: The Realities and Cautions. This is a critical topic, addressed by two retired LEO’s with actual field experience using lights in shootings.
Refining the Drawstroke: Demonstration, explanation and practical exercise with red guns, hands on training area.
“Fatal Choices: Some of What We Know About Violent Criminal Actors and Victim Selection”
In this fast-paced and wide-ranging presentation, participants will review the means and methods by which citizens are selected for unlawful, violent encounter by VCA’s. Over-selected traits in victims, both physical and psychological will be covered in depth along with multiple victimization data, assessment strategies for self and protected others, and implications for training and skill development. Please note that multiple presentations of the material have proven that engaged adult learners would rather be overwhelmed than bored and, accordingly, both the tempo and amount of data covered are considerable.
Performance Under Fire: Myths, Realities, and Optimization
This course will offer an overview of the most current research into
human performance while under life and death stress. Particular
attention will be paid to dispelling popular misconceptions based on
outdated information. Suggestions for training in light of current
research will also be provided.
Leslie Buck, Jr.
Edged Weapon Awareness
“Modifications in Current Training Methods and Curricula, in View of World Events?”
“Lessons Learned from Recent Cases”
Karl Rehn and Caleb Causey
Force on Force Exercises Utilizing AirSoft Munitions
Disarming/Retention Techniques for Handguns in CQB
Defining the Threat
How to determine what our students need, given the differences in mission and environment among military, law enforcement and private citizen students.
Protecting Your Family
Combat Trauma Care for First Responders, by a serving US Special Forces medic
Instructor Training/Program Development
Nighthawk Custom Training
Using Modern Technology to Enhance Personal Security
American Tactical Shooting Association
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Inspection and Maintenance, Weapons and Support Gear
Marty Hayes & Kathy Jackson
“Establishing Protocols for Safe Range Training”
Marty Hayes, Director of the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. and President of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network
Kathy Jackson, Cornered Cat Training Company
They will lead a discussion session on “Establishing Protocols for Safe Range Training.” As more and more people get into the business of conducting defensive firearms training, the need to establish some industry standards on how to conduct safe range training is becoming increasingly important. Here is why. In any lawsuit for negligence (or worse) the plaintiffs will first get the opportunity to proffer their experts on range safety protocols, and educate the jury as to what they believe is the industry standard on operating safe range training. In essence, THEY get to establish the industry standard, and then explain to the jury how the respondent (instructor or shooting school director) violated those standards. The instructor will of course have his or her own experts to counter the plaintiff’s assertion, but it will be difficult to accomplish, given the injury to the plaintiff. Consequently, we professional instructors need to establish an industry standard which we can operate under, and then if an incident occurs, we will then have much more power with which to argue our non-culpability. Give it some thought, jot down some notes and let’s have a serious discussion and see where this leads to.
As you can see, this is an amazing opportunity to train with the top folks in the business. For registration details, go to the Rangemaster web site. Register quickly! There are only a few spots remaining!
I look forward to seeing some of you there!