Written by Greg Ellifritz
Curious about what happens in one of my Extreme Close Quarter Gunfighting classes? The guys from the Civilian Gunfighter Blog took my class last weekend in Culpeper, Virginia. Both wrote very extensive after action reviews that you might like to read if you are wondering what my classes are like.
Since many people don’t like to click through, I’ll post some of the author’s thoughts below:
“This was one of the best classes I have taken. John and I had both taken a close range gunfighting class with another school/instructor, and it was amazing the difference in how little instruction we received in that other class regarding how to properly shoot from retention. Greg, on the other hand, though he prefers simple techniques that work very well, knows every subtle nuance that allows the techniques to be successful. At times, there is a fine line between doing things right and wrong (a slight cant to the hips here, shoulders not square to the threat there). He has a keen eye and made subtle corrections to my stance with practiced ease.”
“This course filled an important gap in my knowledge base. I have mentioned numerous times here on the blog about my lack of combatives skills. In fact, even a person who is involved in martial arts or other such skills may not get the chance to integrate such skills into a weapons-based environment unless they take a course like this. I had high hopes for this course and Greg definitely delivered.”
The second review is posted at:AAR: Active Response Training (Greg Ellifritz) “Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting”, Culpeper, VA 10/29/16 – Part II
“Let me sum up this class for you simply. If you carry a handgun every day, or even if you just keep one at home for defense, TAKE THIS CLASS! The material presented is absolutely vital to knowing how to competently fight with a handgun. Ellifritz is a phenomenal instructor, and he utilizes a stair-stepped building block method of teaching simple and effective methods and techniques.”
“The attention to detail and safety in Ellifritz’s curriculum for this class was outstanding and is a testament to his experience as a trainer and to his knowledge base. The techniques he teaches make sense, and he provides the rationale behind each technique that he advocates. I was surprised at just how thorough of a course this was, despite its relatively narrow focus. I’ll say it again, this is information that you NEED to know if you rely on a pistol as part of your defensive plan. Even if you don’t, this class teaches you what to do if you ever have a Saturday night special thrust in your face by a ne’er-do-well.”
Thank to Robert and John for their extremely detailed class reviews. It was great to have them training with me. Check out the rest of their writing at The Civilian Gunfighter Blog.
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