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Intended for those who wish to pursue the “Holy Grail” of combat handgunning, this difficult course was created by Chuck Taylor back in 1981 to certify the coveted title of Combat Master™ by successfully completing an extremely difficult shooting/weapon-handling skill evaluation instead of merely proclaiming the title, the ASAA Handgun Combat Master™ course explores the outer limits of the realm of defensive handgunning.

You’ll learn to perform weapon presentations from both open and concealed carry and engage targets from 1 to 50 meters in extremely fast time- frames. In addition, you’ll be able to speed load in less than 1.5 seconds; perform a tactical reload in under 4 seconds, clear stoppages in under 1 second and neutralize up to four assailants in less than 2 seconds! Weak Hand shooting is also covered, as are Hostage Situations, Small Targets at Close Range; Targets At Odd Angles, Partially Obscured Targets and Close Range Emergency Response Drills.

Classes are kept small to insure personal attention to correct deficiencies and maximum skill development and are always taught by an instuctor who is ASAA Handgun Combat Master™ certified. High-speed weapon presentations and Field Position assumption are also emphasized. This is combat handgunning at its very finest -- if you’re ready! If so, train in the techniques of the real and original Handgun Combat Master™ program -- we think you’ll have the time of your life.
Full equipment list under the Read More link.

Class Date: May 15-18, 2014

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About the instructor: 
Taught in person by Massad Ayoob
A high intensity, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Classroom topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or "on the street" will all be covered.

On the range, livefire instruction is based upon Ayoob's  StressFire handgunning techniques.  After interviewing hundreds of officers who had survived gunfights, Ayoob drew on their experiences, combined with his own extensive research to create a powerful combat handgun system, initially known as the StressFire shooting method. Ayoob's research showed that in life threatening situations, human beings experience profound physical and psychological pressures causing deterioration of fine motor skills, and altering perceptions of time and other sensory inputs. Combining proven shooting techniques with principles from various martial arts styles, StressFire is a system that not only works under the enormous stress of violent encounters but actually feeds off it.

 These techniques are designed to bring out the student's maximum potential for shooting a handgun under stress and to achieve the optimum blend of speed and accuracy.  Students will learn drawing from concealment, two-handed shooting stances, one-handed shooting with either hand, shooting from positions that work from behind cover, speed reloading and more with overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. Training includes completion of a police-style qualification. This instruction is ideal for the shooter who wishes to hone and fine-tune their techniques.  This is not a program for beginners or those new to the handgun; we recommend completion of our Defensive Handgun class or equivalent from another reputable firearms training school prior to attending.

Livefire instruction includes--
  • Core Pistol and/or Revolver techniques
  • Emergency reload techniques
  • Several Stances and different grip techniques
  • Shooting with strength and speed
  • Cover positions
  • Shooting at distances from 4 yard to accuracy out to 15 yards
  • Strong hand only as well as weak hand only techniques
  • Alternate sighting techniques for speed and accuracy

Background check must be presented first morning of class.

Prerequisites: Not suitable for beginning shooters; we recommend completion of our Defensive Handgun class or equivalent from reputable instructional resource.

Class Dates: July 24-27, 2014--Sorry, 2014 Class Full!
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About the instructor: 
Guest-instructed by Massad Ayoob.
 An intensive study of defensive firearms that teaches extreme speed for hits, and includes shooting at greater distances, and management of such contingencies as weak hand draws, one-hand only reloads and malfunction clearing if wounded, etc. Students receive several hours of hands-on training in handgun disarming, and in countering attempts by an attacker to disarm them. Shooting while moving, and use of long guns for defense, are among the areas covered.

Prerequisites: MAG-20/Classroom plus MAG-20/Live Fire; MAG-40; LFI-I.

Course Dates: July 28-August 1, 2014 
TUITION: $900 
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About the instructor: See biographical information on Armed Citizens' Rules of Engagement class description. 

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