Courses


      Gunfight Concepts - Pistol
          -- For the shooter looking to move beyond static target shooting. Will introduce the shooter to advanced weapon manipulation drills while under duress. Shooting while on the move, target discrimination, dealing with injuries in the middle of a fight and stress inoculation drills. This training is designed to get you way outside your "comfort zone" and exercise those critical skills needed to prevail in a lethal encounter.

     Gear Required:
* Semi-auto pistol (at least .380cal or greater)
* Three or more magazines
* Duty belt / Holster and at least two mag pouches
* Eye and ear protection
* Comfortable, durable clothing, change of clothes, towel
* Jacket and/or cover shirt
* Firearm maintenance gear (lube, tools, etc)
* Optional gear.....dump pouches, gloves, armor, knee pads, bandaids)

     Ammo:
* 400 rds (minimum)

     Cost:
* 200 a training day

     Location & Time:
* NW US



      Gunfight Concepts - Carbine
          -- My goal with this course is to push the principals of Marksmanship, Manipulation and Maintenance mastery. We will work on proper equipment setup and applying marksmanship fundamentals while under stress. We will push outside the comfort zone and deal with some worst case scenarios. This is intended to be a very challenging course.

     Gear Requirements:
* AR/M4 style carbine (AK style is okay as well) w/optic and/or iron sights
* Six carbine mags
* Semi-auto pistol (.380cal or larger)
* Three pistol mags (or more)
* Plate carrier w/ at least three mag pouches, or Rhodesian style vest, or carbine mag pouches for belt rig
* Duty belt / holster w/ at least three pistol mag pouches
* Carbine sling (single point or double point)
* Eye and ear protection
* Firearm maintenance gear ( lube, tools, spare parts)
* Comfortable, durable clothing, change of clothes, towel
* Optional gear.....dump pouches, goggles, knee pads, gloves, etc

     Ammo:
* 500 rds carbine
* 100 rds pistol

     Cost:
* 200  a training day

     Location & Time:
* NW US




      Vehicle Defense
          -- Not a driving course, but deals with vehicle ambush, counter carjacking, escaping a vehicle under fire, escaping to a vehicle under fire, shooting under/around vehicles and variations of vehicle defense problems. Working with your passenger in team based shoot & move scenarios. Whether you are driving the family around or part of a PSD team moving a package, this is an invaluable course.

     Gear Requirements:
* Same as Gunfight Concepts above

     Cost:
*225  a training day

     Location & Time:
* NW US





     Kidnap Defense/ E&E ******updated*****
          -- So there you are, one minute enjoying the night life on the Vegas strip, the next.....waking up in the trunk of a car zip-tied, blind and in pain. This course will cover several aspects of recognizing and avoiding trouble before you step into it's clutches; and will further cover a multitude of techniques on escaping criminal custody and evading if you are pursued. This is not a shooting course....but teaches you to survive and ultimately prevail when everything possible has gone wrong. A must for anyone who travels and /or has concerns over their safety.
Due to overwhelming requests I am expanding this course to cover these additional topics:

* Anonymous communication techniques 
* Secure data storage and transmission
* Rule of Three's as it applies to SERE
* Computer and phone hardening
* Secure phones
* Basics of cryptography 
* Urban route planning
* Cache and Go-bag setup and utilization


     Gear Requirements:
* Weather appropriate clothing, change of clothes, towel
* Notepad, pen
* Go-Bag
* Large trash bags
* Laptop
* Cheap thumbdrive (4gb) and MicroSD card
* Multi-tool/Leatherman
* The more various duffel bags, backpacks and changes of clothes - the better
* A good attitude........this can be a very stressful course.

     Cost:
*200  a training day

     Location & Time:
* NW US




      TCCC & Austere Medicine
             -- This course will cover the Tactical Combat Casualty Care curriculum through lecture and practical exercise. This has become the military's gold standard of Pre-Hospital Care over the last several years of ongoing combat operations. We will also address aspects of ongoing care (for when there is no hospital) such as wound management and alternative therapies. This is a three day course.

       Gear Requirements:
* Note taking materials
* Weather appropriate clothing for outdoor exercises
* IFAK/BOK
* Water & snacks

       Cost:
* 500

      Location & Time:
* TBA

   




    Home Defense Solutions / CQB   ***NEW***



One of the very few courses out there that will offer this level of information and force on force training to civilians. This course covers the following:


* Building a proper static defense around your home

* Close Quarters Battle fundamentals

* Making entry as a lone operator or as part of a small team

* Dealing with interior geometry problems

* Methods of approach

* Target discrimination under stress

* Low light clearing

* Force on force exercises

* TCCC/ medical issues

Three day course (Two without live fire)


      Gear Requirements
* Note taking material
* Ballistic goggles & glasses
* Gloves
* IFAK/BOK
* Large cover shirt (should fit over armor or mag pouches)
* AR/M4 style carbine (AK style is okay as well) w/optic and/or iron sights
* Six carbine mags
* Semi-auto pistol (.380cal or larger)
* Three pistol mags (or more)
* Plate carrier w/ at least three mag pouches, or Rhodesian style vest, or carbine mag pouches for belt rig
* Duty belt / holster w/ at least three pistol mag pouches
* Carbine sling (single point or double point)
* Eye and ear protection
* Firearm maintenance gear ( lube, tools, spare parts)
* Comfortable, durable clothing, change of clothes, towel
* Optional gear.....dump pouches, goggles, knee pads, gloves, etc

      Cost
$ 500 (three day with LF), $400 (two day SIMs only)
     
      Location
TBA - Host must provide training area with buildings suitable for training or area for us to set up mobile shoot house. Must also provide suitable range area if conducting live fire portion.





GroundRod Primer  -  Internet and digital tradecraft

GroundRod Primer is designed to address the fundamental concerns of journalists, concerned citizens, activists, whistle blowers, missionaries and liberty lovers in general, with regard to digital security. Whether hackers, governments, criminals or acts of espionage; our privacy is in serious jeopardy.

You will learn to secure your devices and communications in the following ways:

Properly employ symmetric and asymmetric encryption
Create and safely store powerful passwords
Guard against common criminal and state level intrusion techniques
Recognize unsafe software you are using now and explore safe replacements
Surf the web anonymously
Explore the deep web
Transfer files safely
Communicate securely and privately
Understand and deal with malicious firmware
Properly employ "burner" phones

GroundRod Primer is meant to take the uncertainty and guesswork out of digital security, give you a fundamental base of knowledge to grow from and get you up and running with the highest levels of security available TODAY.

Follow on courses will delve deeper into these subjects and address escape and evasion techniques and other tradecraft.

Gear Requirments

* Laptop
* Three USB thumbdrives (4-8 GB)
* Note taking materials
* extension cord

Cost

$ 400
    
Location

USA


 In order to facilitate student schedules and finances, I have most courses broken up into one day segments, as most of the courses actually cover two or three training days. Based on student request, the courses can be run consecutively or in a modular fashion.

*** Email me for course reservations or to request a custom course ***