There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of violent attacks in America in which the apparent motive of the attackers was to simply injure or kill random strangers for the offense of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unfortunately, concealed carriers who choose to defend themselves often are misrepresented by the press, subject to harassment and threats, and in some areas likely to face criminal charges themselves. Anything that concealed carriers can do to avoid using lethal force should always be the preferred option, and those who plan in advance and train will almost always find that their chances of successfully dealing with Don’t Shoot/Shoot encounters have dramatically improved.
Course objectives include taking immediate actions that can cause potential attackers to decide to break contact or reveal their criminal intent and various immediate-action responses to unarmed and armed attacks. Covered in some detail is why the ability to defensively display a concealed handgun in a manner that does not violate state law may be important, and the dangers of doing so if the situation does not warrant that action. Live-fire exercises include tactics and shooting skills that may prove to be useful if a concealed carrier is targeted by others who have the ability, opportunity, and intent to seriously injure or kill them. The shooting instruction is largely retention and movement-based with the intent of the instructor staff being to introduce the attendees to concepts for dealing with close-range deadly threats that they may not have considered or practiced before.
Standard Class Schedule
All shooting is performed from concealment. 200 rounds of ammunition, holster and spare magazine with pouch, flip-top Pepper Spray (POM brand is preferred), eye and ear protection, and clothing suitable for season and weather conditions that day.