Cutting Edge Training

America’s Combatives and Liability Trainer Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

("I will either find a way or make one.")

Rifle Combatives

Rifle Combatives

Focus:  Any person who legally possesses a rifle and handgun.

Length:  8-hours

If you know you are going into a gunfight, you want to take a rifle... and a handgun with extra ammo for each.  And, if you can, similarly armed friends who are willing to press a trigger.

Rifles are for fighting, and this course teaches you how to fight with one and win.  While rifles are capable of hitting out to the practical edge of sight, it is much more likely that you will respond to an imminent threat at distances more commonly associated with handgun fights--where the threat will be faster, closer, and exponentially more intense.  This course provides anyone armed with a rifle with the skills and tactics to effectively and reasonably respond to a deadly threat at every range, from contact to extended ranges.

Like all CUTTING EDGE TRAINING skills training courses, this seminar takes a practical and honest look at the needs of shooters when employing a firearm. This program was developed with fighting in mind, and has shown over the years its effectiveness in keeping police officers, military personnel, and civilians alive in the worst situations possible.  It remains the only program of its kind that was “reverse-engineered” to achieve survival goals.  We studied how police officers and civilians are actually murdered and assaulted in the real-world.  Then we put that knowledge together with how the human being actually reacts in that pressure-filled life and death environment, and created a training system that has literally changed the training community’s understanding of how to put bullets on-target in-time in order to survive.  There are no "game philosophies" designed to speed up your firing rate at the expense of life-saving tactics and hit accuracy.  The emphasis is solely on your gunfight:  recognizing the Threat early enough to make a difference, reacting tactically to avoid being hit--while hitting a Threat with combat accuracy.  Finally, this course also emphasizes your very real need to defend your actions in the inevitable post-shooting aftermath.

Sudden assault response is key to effectively and reasonably responding with the rifle.  In addition to live-fire drills with your live-fire weapon, we provide reactive drills with Systema Professional Training Weapon System "Airsoft" rifles.  These drills benefit anyone requiring reactive hitting skills, but where the live-fire environment prevents these skills from being practiced due to safety concerns.  The intrinsic safety of the Systema Airsoft rifles provides perfect practice in a perfectly safe manner.  This Airsoft training system permits our participants to fire "live" against live-opponents without the risks of "live-fire" drills.  We safely employ these realistic rifles in reaction drills that amp up your ability to react and respond to the threats you face today.

Course Topics Include:

  • Laws and Articulation of Deadly Force
  • Movement and Hitting
  • Hitting at Distance Utilizing Cover
  • Sudden Combatives with the Rifle
  • Retention of the Rifle
  • Rapidly Evolving Multiple Targets
  • Threats at the Barricade
  • Transitioning to the Handgun
  • Malfunction Drills

Developed from the street "in," NOT from the live-fire range "out."

This is contextually-correct training at its highest--without gaming and wishful thinking.  This is about hitting people with bullets who need to be hit RIGHT NOW, while avoiding being shot yourself.  If you do it in your home or on the street, then it must be practiced in training.  If it is too dangerous to do in training, then you shouldn't do it anywhere.  We bring street reality and functionality "in" to the live-fire range training for your benefit.

Zero dogma is taught or expected.  There are no “do-it-my-way-because-I'm-the-expert” arguments.  Instead, we concentrate on the areas where you have a real need for training to survive: Hitting the Imminent Threat up close.  This is the future of all rifle training--training to fight in your real-world against real-world Imminent Threats.  You can experience it today.