Guest Instructors
G.R.A.C.I.E™ Defensive Tactics & Weapon Retention Law Enforcement Course by Royce Gracie
April 27, 2017 | 8am-12pm

G.R.A.C.I.E™ incorporates the most effective, time-tested techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to specifically address the most common situations officers may face – from passive to active aggression. G.R.A.C.I.E™ is based entirely on leverage, timing, and efficient use of energy, so the techniques can be successfully applied by anyone – regardless of age, gender, size, or athletic ability against a larger, stronger subject in a real-world, no holds barred situation. G.R.A.C.I.E™ has been adopted by virtually every federal law enforcement agency, including the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Border Patrol, along with countless state and local law enforcement agencies, and the U.S. military.


Explosive Handlers & Breaching Course by Tactical Energetic Entry Systems (TEES)
August 21-25, 2017

*Law enforcement, military and government agency personnel only

The aim of this 5 day course is to introduce the student to time tested and operationally proven drills and procedures in order to establish or further enhance an existing explosive breaching program within their unit or department.

This course has been designed for non EOD Technicians who have little to no experience in the recognition and safe handling of explosive compounds. Day one will be devoted to the theory and handling of explosives with days two through five focusing on explosive breaching techniques. Upon course completion, the student will possess the necessary skills to safely and confidently employ explosive breaching charges in support of special operation missions.

Topics Covered:

  • Explosive storage and transportation regulations ATF -DOT
  • Theory of explosives and explosions
  • Explosive safety
  • Explosive accessories
  • Recognition of low and high explosive compounds
  • Preparation and firing of charges using non-electric fuse and shock tube initiated blasting caps
  • Misfired charge procedures
  • History and theory of explosive breaching
  • Critical safety issues – calculating net explosive weight, safe stacking distance, and internal overpressure
  • Breaching report documentation
  • Breaching wood and metal doors
  • Breaching windows
  • Defeating barricaded doors
  • Introduction to internal door charges
  • Introduction to charge placement drills
  • Reacting to a misfired charge
  • Multiple breach points
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Target analysis
  • Breacher’s brief back format
  • Breacher’s operational data aide memoir
  • Cover port breaching on dry walls

Required Materials:

  • Ear protection
  • Clear lens Goggles: Eye glasses or Oakley type sunglasses will not be permitted for any explosive breacher training
  • Range training uniform (long sleeve)
  • Nomex gloves (recommended)
  • Body armor (no plates)
  • Helmet
  • Handgun or carbine (no ammo, blue gun is acceptable)

Rate – $1,450

Visit the TEES website to register.


Pro Series
Practical Shotgun by Sentinel Concepts  |  June 2

 

This is an entry-level course where students are familiarized with their shotguns. This class is geared toward those with training outside the basic classes – from novice to the intermediate shooter, looking to tune up some skills. Even at this early level, we expect students to have an understanding of various methods of reloading, weapon manipulation, and most importantly, muzzle awareness and safety.

This course will be taught by Steve Fisher, the owner and lead instructor for Sentinel Concepts since 2014. He also is a contract instructor for numerous ranges in Michigan and has been a staff instructor for EAG Tactical for the past 5 years. Steve currently serves as a reserve officer with an agency in the southern United States as a firearms trainer for SWAT and patrol divisions.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety Plan & Medical Brief
  • Effective accessories
  • Effective shooting stance
  • Proper weapon grip
  • Recoil control
  • Sight alignment
  • Sight picture using iron sights and electronic optics
  • Proper patterning and confirmation of them
  • Use of the sling
  • Emergency reloads
  • Tactical reloads
  • Malfunctions of the shotgun
  • Different shooting positions
  • Shooting multiple targets
  • Movement drills

Equipment Requirements:

  • A functional and practical shotgun chambered in 12 or 20 gauge
  • Hearing protection (electronic is preferred)
  • Wrap around style eye protection
  • IFAK and/or tourniquet
  • Spare weapon system (if available)
  • A minimum of 350 Rounds Birdshot, 50 rounds Buckshot.
  • A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s)

Visit the Sentinel Concepts website to register.

Rate – $175 * There will be a $25.00 Range Fee the day of the class.


Critical Carbine Employment by Sentinel Concepts  |  June 3-4

 

Critical Carbine Employment develops an enhanced skill set to maintain a level of control mentally and physically while processing information and making decisions on the move. Low light techniques and other skills including timed and graded drills and performance-based tasks will show you where your training is breaking down. This breakdown will allow you to determine what essential courses you may want to re-take as well as provide guidance for individual practice. This course will also be taught by Steve Fisher.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety brief & Medical plan
  • Proper gear selection and placement
  • Stance
  • Accuracy Drills, recoil control techniques
  • Positional shooting
  • Loading techniques
  • How and why of speed/retention/emergency loading
  • Accuracy and Timed drills performance shooting
  • Working off both sides of the body
  • Sling use supported shooting
  • Use of cover  (range defendant)
  • Movement when to shoot and how
  • Multiple target tracking
  • Movement drills
  • Low light (when and where applicable)

Required Equipment:

  • A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle chambered in 5.56×45, 5.45×39, 300 Blackout, 7.62×39, 7.62×51.
  • Spare weapons systems (if available)
  • A sling for the rifle
  • An appropriate holster for the pistol
  • Hearing protection (electronic is preferred)
  • IFAK and/or tourniquet
  • Wrap around style eye protection
  • A minimum of 1500 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • A cleaning kit and tools that are compatible with the weapon system(s)
  • Minimum of 5 working magazines for the rifle
  • Handheld flashlight and or weapons mounted light

Visit the Sentinel Concepts website to register.

Rate – $450 *There will be a $30.00 Range Fee on the first day of the class.


Weaponize the Senses by Greenside Training  |  July 15-17 Enroll

 

This 2-day course is designed to provide an introduction to tracking as it applies to personal safety, sensory awareness, protection of property and livestock, border ops, search and rescue, fugitive recovery, intelligence collection, anti-poaching/anti-dumping, and recovery of highly evasive individuals who seek escape and refuge in our nation’s wild lands.

This course is presented by Mr. Freddy Osuna, author of Index Tracking: Essential Guide to Trailing Man and Beast 2012. Osuna is a highly sought after Tracking Instructor who has most recently performed as the United States Marine Corps School of Infantry East Combat Tracking Subject Matter Expert, and US Army Combat Tracking Course Lead Instructor. Through his attentive mentorship, you will be outfitted with the knowledge necessary in performing this valuable skill. This course teaches the individual skill sets of the Tracker and each individual will be evaluated and rated amongst their peers. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how focusing our senses can enrich your personal and professional lives.

Topics Covered:

  • How to evaluate tracks and impressions
  •  How to determine precise directions of travel
  • Individual tactical movement
  • Enhanced sensory awareness
  • How to manipulate terrain in your favor

Equipment Requirements:

  • Note taking equipment, camera, and measuring tape
  • Hiking boots & outdoor clothing (pants & long sleeves recommended), gloves and eye protection
  • Day pack, 100oz water capacity, and snacks

For additional information, please visit Greenside Training’s website.

*Note: Food and lodging are not included in tuition cost. Please contact info@88tactical.com for available plans.

Rate – $400


Red Dot Combat Pistol School  |  August 4-6

A few years ago, Suarez International began experimenting with the addition of a mini-red dot sight on a Glock 17 slide. That research culminated in the current system which opened a new door to combat shooting skills. These pistols are in the holsters of Special Forces operators, of SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams, and of discerning performance-seeking private citizens. They have all benefited from the real and tangible skill enhancing characteristics of this system

In this class you will learn not only the theory and concept of the red dot system on handguns, but you will experience firsthand the improved shooting ability and speed. Head shots at 25 yards, body shots out into rifle distances and an increased speed and surgical accuracy at room distances are just a few of the benefits. You will learn all the shortcuts and training, skill-development tips we have developed through our research into this exciting new realm of pistol fighting.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Approx. 500-1000 rounds of ammo
  • Red dot pistol **If you don’t have one, there are a limited number of Suarez red dot pistols available for rent ($50). Please call in advance to arrange the rental.
  • Belt and holster
  • Spare mags
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Spare weather-appropriate clothing
  • Lunch, water (1 gallon per person) and snacks
  • Note taking supplies
  • First aid supplies
  • Chair (optional)
  • Knee pads, elbow pads and gloves (optional)

To enroll, please visit Suarez International’s website.

Rate – $500