John Murphy: Concealed Carry Street Encounter Skills and Tactics

Note: Registration is through the instructor's website. A $20 per person, per day, range fee will be due to FAS the morning of the first day of class.

From the instructor:

Concealed Carry: Street Encounter Skills and Tactics is a 2.5 day, 24-hour course designed to inform and instruct lawfully armed citizens in their defensive decisions and equip them with realistic skills that enable an effective and lawful approach to personal security. Employing a highly dynamic combination of lecture, demonstration, and practical application, the course goes past the concentration on shooting skills that most concealed carry classes focus on and provides a combination of “hard” and “soft” skills and strategies “beyond the gun” that opens minds and options for armed citizens.

The class consists of four hours of video “view ahead”, followed by four hours of lecture and practical application on Saturday, and then six hours of intensive pistol skills. Sunday is 100% range time incorporating those lessons in a challenging and PRACTICAL live fire environment. Your mind will be educated on how to use your mind, mouth, your feet to achieve situationally appropriate de-escalation or use of force. Cost is $425, plus applicable range fees. 500 rounds required for the class.

Specific course content and methodology relies heavily on incorporating the science of “Recognition Primed Decisions”, deriving lessons from security videos of actual events and honing the skills most needed by ordinary people that find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.

Topics Include: -Developing the defensive mindset and decision-making process

-Tactics and techniques to support the Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, Evasion paradigm

-Conflict Communications

-Pre-Incident criminal behavior, Managing Unknown Contacts (Credit to Craig Douglas)

-Employing pepper spray (every student will be supplied with two pepper spray trainers)

-Stopping bleeding with pressure dressings and tourniquets

-Shooting in 3D: Pistol ballistics and tactical anatomy considerations

-Shooting drills and skills derived from incidents involving armed citizens

-Decisive Movement

-Much more that you won’t learn in other classes!

Requirements: 500 rounds of ball ammunition (factory is preferred), the pistol you carry, a QUALITY holster (No SERPA type or floppy nylon!) 4 magazines, eye and ear protection, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, bug repellent, notepad and pen…the usual stuff you need on the range. Student must have had prior formal training in safety, marksmanship and presenting the pistol from concealment. All students are expected to arrive at the course with experience and training in drawing from concealment, as well as safe gun handling practices.


Event Date 08-21-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-22-2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $425.00
Location Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

Please note that this is a private range.  There is no public access, other than for scheduled classes / events.  Contact us for driving directions, information about the range, or lodging recommendations.

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