Concealed Carry: Advanced Tactics & Techniques, Double Oak, Texas

19 May, 2019

Through a series of shooting drills and exercises Concealed Carry: Advanced Tactics and Techniques, hones the hard skills necessary to be successful in a self-defense encounter the requires lethal force. Expanding upon lessons from Skills Beyond the Gun and other FPF courses, students will be educated to recognize impending violence and then rehearse scenario-driven tactics to counter these attacks.  Several "standards" tests will be incorporated in the course to document student performance.   700 rounds required.

Cost:  $ 225.00

​Time: 0745-1700

Previous Instructors:
Southnarc of Shivworks | Hardwired Tactical Shoopting | Tom Givens of Rangemaster | Lone Star Medics | Shooting Performance Institute | Modern Defensive Training Systems | Immediate Action Combatives | Aprill Risk Consulting | Sharp Defense I Brad Scott Jiu Jitsu


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Red Zone Prime and Knife Defense Integrated Course

The focus of this course is to give an overview of two of Red Zone Threat Management’s core foundational courses. The context of all of the material is a weapons based environment where awareness of our own and our adversaries weapons is of paramount importance.

RED ZONE PRIME is the base line empty hand foundation that places an emphasis on positional dominance and prioritizing tactics depending on the scenario. This gives a strong and adaptable platform for scaling violence from verbal deescalation to restrain and control, to lethal force and weapons. Much of this program can be seen the the book Red Zone Prime: A Foundation for Personal Protection but there is a big difference between reading the info and getting hands on training. Material covered includes:

* Pre-Contact threat awareness and avoidance
* Managing pre-physical interaction
* Surviving the "sucker punch"
* Weapons awareness
* T-shirt chokes
* Positional dominance
*Multiple threat awareness
*Red Zone Knife Defense

Our approach to edged weapons defense focuses much more on depth of knowledge than accumulation of techniques. All of the techniques employed are gross motor which helps to make them more easily accessible in the heat of a confrontation. If we try to rely too heavily on fine or complex motor skills we will be in trouble when things go bad.

The goal in any weapons defense program that has any connection to reality is to exit the situation as soon as possible. In many cases, those who claim to teach edged weapon defense pay lip service to avoidance and escape and then spend an inordinate amount of time showing intricate (and highly inappropriate) disarms and counters. In the Red Zone program escape is not an afterthought, it is the entire focus. This means that all of our techniques and training methods revolve around creating a window of escape at the earliest opportunity. Having said that, there are definite hands on skills that can greatly reduce the amount of damage we suffer should we have to go hands on. The focus of this workshop will be to focus on the most important skill sets we need to survive an edged weapon encounter.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. (Just get here and learn some skills that could save your life or the life of someone you care about)

* Pre-contact strategies and avoiding “dead zones”
* Setting a strong foundational understanding of an actual edged weapon assault
* Bull rush attacks and ambushes
* Fouling the draw and nullifying the initial attack
* Having a technical “default” program
* The role of equalizers
* Fundamental control positions
* Ballistic counter attack strategies
* Strategic disengagement
* Realistic disarms
* Introduction to surviving a grounded assault
* Getting up from the “bottom"



April 27&28, 2019

COST: $450 for both days or $225 for either day. 
Minimum of 16 students. Maximum of 24. 
a $100.00 deposit will reserve your spot.


Back for 2019 is a joint course of instruction offered by ShivWorks Cartel members

Paul Sharp of Sharp Defense

William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting

The program of instruction is comprised of two one-day courses which may be taken individually (8+ hours each) or back-to-back (totaling 16+ hours).

The Pistol Intensive Weekend is designed for individuals who are interested in dramatically increasing their pistol skills and performance a brief, concentrated timeframe. PIW is appropriate for student shooters in any chosen context: private-citizen concealed carry, home defense, law-enforcement/duty purposes, and the shooting sports. 

The emphasis of the instruction is on increasing applied speed and accuracy with carry guns rather than on tactical or scenario-based exercises. We believe that “running the gun” faster than one thought possible while maintaining life-saving accuracy is achievable for the motivated student and that confidence with one’s pistol comes from the competence this demanding coursework will instill.
Part of our method is that PIW courses are necessarily high round-count training (+/-1250 per day, +/-2500 for both days) in order to ingrain the new technical components, to reveal and highlight performance areas in need of remediation, and to cover the amount of essential material. Please note that this is not a “spray and pray” environment, but rather one of intensive scrutiny and accountability for every round fired, just as is the case in the larger world.

There are no formal prerequisites to attendance other than willingness to learn and absolute commitment to safe gun handling. Please contact either instructor with any questions about individual readiness for the courses.
We will challenge you and make you a better shooter.

Establishing the optimal grip
Leverage and traction
Defining the combative draw stroke 
Building a consistent and repeatable index 
Establishing a shooting position at “The 3” 
Shooting through the process of extension 
Shooting while moving
Addressing multiple targets and opponents
Recoil management in alternate shooting positions 
Individual skills assessment
Future practice planning for continuing development

Defining reactive shooting and precision marksmanship Establishing the value of shooting faster
Parameters of human reaction time and functional speed Recoil mitigation as the portal to speed shooting Identifying “time-traps”
Using recoil control for sight tracking
Sighting at speed
Baseline performance measures and goal states Intensive skill-building drills and exercises
Individual skills assessment
Future practice planning for continuing development
Equipment List:
• A high-quality fighting pistol that works, in a service caliber; a second one just as good is an excellent idea
• 1250 rounds of quality ammunition per day of training you will attend
• A roll of masking tape
• A high-quality holster
• Wrap-around eye protection
• Electronic hearing protection
• Seasonally appropriate clothing
• A sturdy gun belt
• Lots of magazines that work; 6 would seem like a good minimum
• Belt pouches for 2 magazines
• Rain gear (we will shoot rain or shine)
• Sunblock as needed
• Knee pads and shooting gloves, if you like them
• Insect repellent
• A brimmed hat or cap
• Note-taking materials
• Firearms cleaning and lubrication equipment
And last, but not least: an UPLULA Magazine Loader appropriate to your pistol(s). You will regret not bringing this us.

Concealed Carry: Vehicle Environment Skills Double Oak, TX

18 May, 2019

Americans are in love with their cars, and many of us spend hours every day in our vehicles commuting and interacting with society at 60 mph. The criminal and anti-social element is mobile as well, and consequently we may find ourselves in an encounter “in and around” our cars.

This Concealed Carry: Vehicle Environment Skills course look at self-defense from the “vehicle environment” standpoint, and illustrates manners and methods by which we can be deselected, deter or, if necessary, prevail in a criminal encounter in and around our cars. Students will engage in both “dry” and “live” fire exercises and engage in scenario based work around their own vehicles. 

Course Pre-requisite:
(NOTE: There will be an inventory skills test prior to live fire around the vehicles in the class. If you are unable to demonstrate a safe draw stroke, you’ll be removed from the course and your fee applied to another FPF Training class or sponsored event.) 

-Eyes, ears, food, water, sunblock, insect repellant, long-sleeved shirt, gloves (optional)

Cost:  $300.00
Time: 0745-1700
200 rounds required

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OCTOBER 5-6, 2019

COST: $550.00

Topics that will be covered: 
Combat Mindset
Training for performance under stress 
Grip & Stance 
Draw Stroke & Concealed Draw 
Reloads, Emergency and Tactical 
Clearing Malfunctions 
Multiple Target Engagement 
Turn and Shoot Techniques 
Shooting Positions & Use of cover 
Shooting while moving 
One handed shooting 
One handed malfunction clearing (fighting while wounded)

Students will need
High quality Semi Auto Handgun
4 Magazines 
Holster, Magazine Pouch for at least two magazines 
Sturdy belt suitable for Holster and Magazine pouches 
1000 rounds of reliable ammunition 
Eye and Ear Protection 
Rain Gear