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Force on Force: Gunfight Survival Training

Force on Force:  Gunfight Survival Training

Focus:  Police officers of any rank, SWAT and narcotics officers, as well as agency and unit firearms instructors.

Length:  8-hours

If you want to learn to survive a fight, you need to get into fights where you can learn from your mistakes and fix them before facing real bullets.

Everyone has punched holes in paper and felt good about themselves.  Problematically, most believe they have prepared themselves to meet the physical, mental, and emotional requirements for surviving a typical police gunfight: sudden, unexpected, in proximity and often lethal.  Like martial artists who punch in the air, the air, (or the paper target) never punches back.  When the fight comes, many martial artists’—and police officers’—assumptions and preparedness is found to be less than desired.  There are many myths that are accepted as fact in police training about "how to survive a police gunfight."  Most are based on shooting games, Hollywood, military firefights, or something a gun-writer dreamed up and has been passed down for years (or even generations).  Some of these myths are simply misunderstandings of valid but context-specific training.  

We to test your survival plan with Airsoft handguns, shooting small plastic BBs, permitting you to refine your survival doctrine, thoughts, and philosophies before real bullets do that for you.  Force-on-force training is the only activity permitting you to actually be in a gunfight with real—though lesser consequences—Airsoft BB hits are uncomfortable, but certainly more uncomfortable than being shot with live ammunition.  Airsoft is much safer than primer-fired FX cartridges at close-range—where you will likely respond in the field to an attempt to murder you.

Rigorous "triple-level safety checks" ensure no-live weapons will be introduced into the sterile training area.  Protective masking and eye-protection ensures no permanent injury.  It is in this environment that you can experience different situations where real officers have been attacked, and where some were murdered.

We begin the day in exercises, letting you experience, perhaps for the first time, someone attempting to "kill" you.  You will learn about your training, gaining all important answers to the question, “Is it sufficient?”  You will find out, often dramatically, what that answer is.
Then we go to the classroom, and examine tactics, objectively reasonable deadly force response standards, "MAPS Pre-Assault Indicators"©, what happens in a gunfight, how to get inside his decision-making ("Applied Combative OODA Theory"©) and "Universal Tactical Principles"© as well.

From there we move into Combatives Drills, where you are afforded an opportunity to work the lessons you have just been presented, building your survival skills.  Once you demonstrate competence, it is time to move into the force-on-force exercises.

These force-on-force exercises are a chance to work against a live-opponent, keying off of his street realistic "MAPS Pre-Assault Indicators"© to initiate your objectively reasonable response.  This is the objective of this class--providing you with the experience of being in dozens of "shootings" and allowing you to work out your solutions pre-event.