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Close Range Gunfighting – Columbia, SC, March 17-18

Taught by Chris Upchurch and Alex Nieuwland

This is our flagship course and goes as far as you can safely go on a square range with live-fire pistols. The dynamic curriculum surpasses the traditional handgun methods commonly taught in most institutions and focuses of the use of the pistol in aggressive close range applications likely in individual civilian street encounters.

The class begins with a tune-up of the fundamentals, then we progress quickly to new skills such as Proactive and Reactive Manipulations, Shooting While Moving Off The X, Reality-Based Multiple Hostiles Engagement, 360 degree CQB Movement, Danger-Close Fighting, Bilateral Shooting, 360 degree After Action Assessment Methods, and Integrating the Flashlight and Other Tools into the Firing Platform. This is the life-saving material that is often ignored in many other programs. In two days, you will receive more information than most armed professionals ever get!

This course is not for the novice shooter. You don’t need to be a crack shot, but safe, solid gunhandling skills are essential.

Zero to Five Feet Pistol Gunfighting – Columbia, SC, April 14-15

Taught by Randy Harris

When a mugger threatens you over the contents of your wallet, he’s not going to do it at seven yards. It’s going to be up close and personal. In Zero to Five Feet Gunfighting, we’ll teach you to deal with gun and knife armed adversaries within arms reach, where your hands are often a better choice to meet the initial assault than your gun. We cover disarms, jamming his gun in the holster, and fending off knife attacks. When it is time to get your gun out, it probably won’t look anything like a traditional shooting stance. It will be contact shooting, or even shooting from the ground. With both force on force and live fire we’ll teach you what you need to know to prevail at bad breath distance.

To attend this class you must have previously taken a Suarez International intermediate pistol class (Close Range Gunfighting, Extreme Close Range Gunfighting, Force on Force, Point Shooting Progressions, etc.).


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