Philosophy On Training
We believe that fundamentals are
the cornerstone of survival and everything is built on basics.
There are no advanced techniques. The so-called 'advanced'
shooter merely executes the basics a bit better or quicker and
if any shooter wants to improve his shooting, he does so only by
understanding the basics at a deeper level.
'Combat Triad' consisting of Marksmanship,
Gunhandling, and Mindset must run on autopilot in order to
remain mentally engaged with a dynamically changing environment.
When facing a violent attacker, it's safe to assume that the
brain will be in overload mode, and the 'reflex response' must
be programmed through repetition. Ironically, it is usually only
the truly 'advanced' student who fully appreciates the
importance of continuous refocus on the basics.
The novice shooter should not be
intimidated or feel that he or she may not be ready for our
entry level courses. We take great pride in our ability to take
the beginner 'from 0 to 60' in a short period of time. Proper
programming from the beginning can make a huge difference in a
shooter's development. The experienced shooter will gain
benefits from the exposure to a different perspective.
Our courses are
not merely 'basic classes'.
They begin with the fundamentals
and progress to.... reality! The
technical difficulty of each drill
builds in a logical sequence over the duration of the course and
we make every effort to analyze, diagnose, and correct even the
slightest quirk in each individual's shooting technique.
Traditionally, most training has
involved shooting on flat paper targets under static range
conditions. This has little to do with the realities of what may
be expected in lethal encounters occurring in the streets. Our
intent is to help the student apply the basics and become
comfortable with dynamic movement by both the shooter and the
target. We employ a variety of three dimensional target systems
which move in a more realistic manner. The 3-D aspect of the
targets require surgical shooting on vital target areas as they
move, change positions, or charge at the shooter. This is
simultaneous with movement by the shooter as he/she changes the
target angles, attempts to get away from the attacker, or moves
Note: Regardless of prior
experience or level of ability, we strongly advise our Level-1
classes as a prerequisite before signing up for an 'advanced'