MAG-40-Armed Citizens' Rules of Engagement+Livefire Course
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 11-14, 2013
About the instructor:
Your own handgun of .380, .38 Special, 9mm caliber or larger.
Three magazines or speedloaders, plus a belt holder or pouch for them.
A belt holster with covered trigger guard (no fanny packs, shoulder holsters, small-of-the-back (SOB) holsters or soft, collapsible inside-the-pants holsters, please).
500 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition.
Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection).
A billed baseball cap.
Push-button activated flashlight.
A pen and notebook.
Your lunch and beverages--we will eat during classroom lecture.
No prerequisite; background check must be presented first morning of class. This is a classroom program; no live fire. See equipment list under Read More link below.
2012 Offerings of this class are completed. Please check back for our 2013 schedule.
About the instructor:
For nearly two decades, the Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc. has hosted Massad Ayoob in the Pacific Northwest, making his exceptional training courses accessible to area residents.
Ayoob's qualifications to teach this material is unparalleled--
- Nationally recognized as an authority on use of deadly force
- Sought-after expert court witness
- Fully-sworn police officer, involved in law enforcement since 1972
- Holds numerous state and national titles for pistol competition
- Chairman of firearms training for the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
- Trainer for police and private citizens in variety of skills and topics including use of deadly force, armed and unarmed combat, threat management for police, and advanced officer survival
- Appears selectively as court-appointed expert witness in areas of dynamics of violent encounters, weapons, self defense, police training, and survival and threat management tactics and principles
- Author of many books, monographs and articles too numerous to list; author and key instructor in eight instructional videotapes
Seminar equipment list--
Notetaking materials, pens, notebooks, laptop computer (no recording equipment, please)
Lunches and any beverages you'd like throughout the day
Additional chair cushion or pillows -- though our folding chairs are padded, they can get uncomfortable
Your license to carry a concealed handgun or or other background check to present upon check in first morning of class. You will not be permitted to attend the class without this. If it is a problem, please call us well in advance to discuss background check options.