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  1. EVENTBRITE LINK The Red Dot equipped pistol is becoming more common in the holsters of law enforcement, military and private citizens and this class is designed to quickly develop confidence and proficiency with the platform. Unlike iron sighted pistols Red Dot equipped pistols have a few quirks and idiosyncrasies that need to be accounted for and trained for. The most high tech weapon is worthless without solid skills to operate it to the full potential. This class will help you develop those skills. Some topics include Grip, Draw, Finding the Dot Faster, Acceptable vs perfect sight picture, Target Focus vs Sight Focus, Trigger control, Tracking the dot in recoil, Target transitions, Shooting on the move, Malfunctions (both with pistol and the optic) , Alternative indexing methods and much more. Required Equipment -Reliable Red Dot Pistol and at least 3 magazines, carry gear, Eye and Ear Protection. We have a few loaners if you do not have a Red Dot pistol and want to attend the class. Ammo Count is 600 Rounds. For safety reasons holster must fit the belt you use and must not collapse when the gun is removed. Holster must cover trigger guard. Serpa Holsters strongly discouraged unless that is your issued duty rig . A rain coat/wet weather gear is also a good idea in case of rain. Date: May 6-7 2023 8:30AM to 4:30PM Price is discounted to from $450 to $400 Payments can be made through Eventbrite or by by cash or check or Electronic payment by paypal or venmo (friends and family option) or by credit card (contact Randy by phone 423 827 9133 or by email at randy@harriscombative.com for CC payment). This will also be listed on Eventbrite if you prefer to sign up there but you can save the Eventbrite fees and tax that they charge by paying me directly. Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-5-6-red-dot-pistol-skills-oliver-springs-tn-tickets-523724152037 Paypal – Randy@harriscombative.com Venmo – www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 Location: Windrock Shooting Range & Training Center ( https://windrockshootingrange.com/) 720 Windrock Road, Oliver Springs, TN, 37840 Weather Policy: If weather is such that it jeopardizes the students' safety, the class will be postponed or delayed as appropriate as determined by the instructor. Otherwise, the class will continue as scheduled rain or shine. Randy Harris is a highly accomplished civilian firearms trainer combining both real world experience with interpersonal violence and over 20 years teaching experience as an instructor. He holds a Master Instructor certification from Rangemaster, a Tier 1 Instructor Certification from Suarez International, Pistol Instructor certification from the National Rifle Association, and Handgun Carry Permit Instructor certification State of Tennessee. He has participated in the National Tactical Invitational and is a multi-time presenter at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference. Randy is an IDPA Master Class competitor in six divisions. He won both the Tennessee and Georgia IDPA State Championships in 2022 in the Back Up Gun division and finished 14th in Master Stock Service Pistol at the 2015 IDPA World Championship. He is one of only four people to hold both the Red Pin (Advanced Ranking / Top score in class) from the Rogers Shooting School and a Turbo Pin from Gabe White's Pistol Shooting Solutions class both of which he accomplished shooting from concealment.
  2. TN / GA / AL Training Group Christmas Extravaganza Encore Event! Saturday Jan 21 we will hold an encore presentation of our CHRISTMAS meeting for the TN/GA/AL Training Group! So those of you who missed it in December this is your chance to come shoot all the drills and win your share of Intergalactic Championships. Subject: Shooting , Shooting and more Shooting and the Christmas Death Match for the Intergalactic Championship ! Instructor: Randy Harris Randy's Bio Location: The Ridge Dayton TN 11534 US HWY 27 Dayton, TN 37321 Time: 9AM - 3PM EASTERN time Price: $80 – you can pay through Eventbrite or pay at class by cash or check or Electronic payment by paypal or venmo (friends and family option) or by credit card (contact Randy by phone 423 827 9133 or by email at randy@harriscombative.com for CC payment). Eventbrite - Eventbrite Link Paypal – cruelhandluke2000@yahoo.com Venmo – www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines carry gear and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you like to party like it is 1899. We will shoot several competitive drills and some deviously designed Man vs Man Shoot off drills and test our skills with the weapon we carry most...our pistol. We will also be handing out some cool Christmas door prizes !
  3. On Saturday Jan 14 we will be at Windrock Shooting Range & Training Center in Oliver Springs TN ! Subject: Pistol Skills and Drills. This will be a training event based on improving your overall performance and specifically your draw to first shot times, recoil management and target transitions using times drills from various sources. Whether you shoot for self defense or competitively this will help your overall performance. Instructor: Randy Harris - Randy's Bio Location: Windrock Shooting Range & Training Center 720 Windrock Road Oliver Springs, TN 37840 https://windrockshootingrange.com/ Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm EASTERN Price: $80 – you can pay through Eventbrite or pay at class by cash or check (Please RSVP to let me know you are planning to attend ) or Electronic payment by paypal or venmo (friends and family option) or by credit card (contact Randy by phone 423 827 9133 or by email at randy@harriscombative.com for CC payment). Eventbrite - Eventbrite Link Paypal – cruelhandluke2000@yahoo.com Venmo – www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines carry gear and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you like to party like it is 1899.
  4. Harris Combative Strategies Low Light Rifle ! Date: Saturday October 29 Time: 5:30PM - 11pm Eastern Time Location: The Ridge Dayton TN. (http://www.theridgeshooting.com/) Price $150 Instructor: Randy Harris Instructor BIO THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER CLASS . Students should be able to safely load, unload, and safely handle their rifle in close proximity to other people. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PLEASE CONTACT RANDY AND DISCUSS YOUR PREVIOUS SHOOTING EXPERIENCE. This class will cover some critical skills which include shooting with and without the help of flashlights in low or no light. We will work both proactively challenging unknown potential threats and also reacting to unexpected close range attacks in low light settings. You will see just how much light you really need to accurately shoot by and how much light you actually need to ID targets. We will load , unload and clear malfunctions in reduced lighting. Range Gear and requirements : Rifle with weapon mounted light. Hand held flashlight. Extra batteries. Pistol and holster designed to be worn on the belt. Two spare rifle mags. Range Safety gear (eye and ear protection) . Clothing appropriate for weather. Snacks and drinks. You are welcome to bring something to eat for dinner. There are also several close fast food places like Taco Bell or Subway to grab something if you chose to do that during our dinner break. Ammo: Approximately 150 rifle rounds. Approximately 25 pistol rounds. If you want to shoot more you are certainly welcome to bring more and shoot more but we will be focusing on shooting with accountability not mag dumps. Eventbrite-https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-light-rifle-tickets-411256498257 Credit Card payments accepted (contact Randy for info) Venmo at www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 Paypal at Cruelhandluke2000@yahoo.com (+3% or use friends & family option with no fee)
  5. TN/GA/AL Training Group – “How Qualified Are You?” October 1 we will be at the "usual location" the Phillips/Edwards farm in Pisgah AL (actually it is Ider with a Pisgah mailing address) for a meeting of the TN/GA/AL training group. Everyone is welcome! No prerequisites and no prior experience required ! Subject: HOW QUALIFIED ARE YOU ? (Pistol and Rifle) Instructor: Randy Harris Randy’s Bio Location: Phillips /Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 (about 35 min SW of Chattanooga) Date : Saturday October 1 Time: 9AM - 3:00PM CENTRAL Price: $80 – you can pay through Eventbrite or pay at class by cash or check or Electronic payment by paypal or venmo (friends and family option) or by credit card (contact Randy by phone 423 827 9133 or by email at randy@harriscombative.com for CC payment). Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent/411297641317/invite-and-promote/?showSuccessAlert=1 Paypal – cruelhandluke2000@yahoo.com Venmo – www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 What you need to bring: Pistol, at least 2 pistol magazines and at least 150 rounds of pistol ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. A Rifle and 50 rounds of rifle ammo. As far as the courts are concerned if it isn’t documented it didn’t happen so this is an opportunity to get some official scores on paper in case you ever need them . Not only that but it will be a good day of shooting some somewhat challenging and well known courses of fire. We will be shooting some challenging warm up drills and then the Air Marshal , FBI pistol AND RIFLE qualification courses and many others. I will also keep records of these (if you are happy with your scores) for future reference and use . This will serve to get your shooting prowess on record by a third party in case it is ever needed in the future in some legal matter. This is also something your church might like to have for their records if you are a member of a church security team. This is an EXCELLENT chance to bring someone you know who might need a “reality check” on where their skills actually are. We all know people who are gun owners who keep threatening to get some training. The training days (especially the qualification days) are a great way to get them into that and show them what is possible with some directed practice and see where they REALLY are at their present skill level. And it is a good chance to get to meet people with the same interests that don’t think you are “crazy”. And just a final reminder EVERYONE is welcome ! The TN/GA/AL Training Group started as a way for alumni of classes taught by Randy Harris to get together and stay current on skills and get some coaching in a one day format at a discounted price from what a normal class would cost. As it continued to grow we opened it up to ANYONE who is interested in coming out and learning some skills and just seeing what it is that we do and meet some new people with the same interests. So even if you are not an alum of one of my classes you are welcome to come join us!
  6. SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 we will hold our CHRISTMAS meeting for the TN/GA/AL Training Group! TN / GA / AL Training Group Christmas Extravaganza ! Subject: Shooting , Shooting and more Shooting and the Christmas Death Match for the Intergalactic Championship ! On Saturday Dec 11 we will hold our 2021 Christmas meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Training Group! Instructor: Randy Harris Instructor Bio Location: Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check . If you need to pay with CC I can handle that too. What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines carry gear and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you like to party like it is 1899. We will shoot several competitive qualification drills and some deviously designed Man vs Man Shoot off drills and test our skills with the weapon we carry most...our pistol. We will also be handing out some cool Christmas door prizes ! Looking forward to seeing you there and Happy Holidays to ALL !
  7. TN/GA/AL TRAINING GROUP On Saturday November 20 we will hold our Thanksgiving meeting for the TN/GA/AL Training Group! Subject: BATTLEFIELD PICKUPS - I'm Thankful I know how all these guns work ! Instructor: Randy Harris (Randy's Bio) Location: Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check . If you need to pay with CC I can handle that too. What you need to bring: Pistol, spare pistol magazines, carry gear and at least 200 total rounds of ammo * see note below. Revolvers are always welcome if you like to party like it is 1899. NO MATTER WHAT CALIBER YOU SHOOT YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO BRING ABOUT 100 ROUNDS OF 9mm FOR USE IN MY GUNS and 50 rounds of .45acp for my guns. *So you will need ..... A. Your pistol and at least 50 rounds for it. B. 100 rounds of 9mm for use in my guns. C. 50 rounds of .45acp for use in my guns. D. You are welcome to bring as much extra ammo as you want if you want to shoot more with different guns E. I will also have some ammo available for sale cheaper than what you can buy it in the store. Contact me in advance and let me know if you need ammo. We will be shooting some pistol drills with our carry guns and then familiarize ourselves with some other popular service pistols that you may not have much experience with (Beretta 92 , SIG 226 , CZ75, CZP10, Browning Hi Power , SW M&P , Glock, 1911, Sig 320 , Sig 220, etc) and shoot some more drills with those culminating in a man on man duel with an array of battlefield pick up guns. Hope to see you there!!!
  8. Harris Combative Strategies Defensive Concepts for Low Light Environments Date: Friday October 22 Time: 5:30PM - 12AM Eastern Time Location: The Ridge Dayton TN. (http://www.theridgeshooting.com/) Price $160 ($50 Deposit to hold spot - See details below). Instructor: Randy Harris Instructor BIO THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER CLASS . Students should be able to safely load, unload, draw from a holster and safely handle their pistol in close proximity to other people. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PLEASE CONTACT RANDY AND DISCUSS YOUR PREVIOUS SHOOTING EXPERIENCE. This class will cover some critical skills which include shooting with and without the help of flashlights in low or no light. We will work both proactively challenging unknown potential threats and also reacting to unexpected close range attacks in low light settings. You will see just how much light you really need to accurately shoot by and how much light you actually need to ID targets. We will also cover manipulating the pistol in the dark both with and without a light in our hands. We will load , unload and clear malfunctions with and without flashlights. A fair amount of time will also be devoted to using the flashlight as a tool to help you get deselected in the "pre fight interview" , use the light as a distraction device and impact weapon, and as a bridge from less lethal to lethal force. Range Gear and requirements : Handheld flashlight (Surefire 6P, G2, Streamlight Scorpion or similar). Extra batteries. Pistol and holster designed to be worn on the belt. Two spare mags (3 total minimum) and a mag pouch. Range Safety gear (eye and ear protection) . Clothing appropriate for weather. Snacks and drinks. You are welcome to bring something to eat for dinner. There are also several close fast food places like Taco Bell or Subway to grab something if you chose to do that during our dinner break. Ammo: Approximately 150 rounds. If you want to shoot more you are certainly welcome to bring more and shoot more but we will be focusing on shooting with accountability not mag dumps. If you have a weapon mounted light for your pistol and want to use it for some drills then please bring it too. If your carry pistol has a light that is fine too just make sure it fits your holster. If you have a "blue gun" or airsoft gun and training knife or inert "trainer" pepper spray you want to bring feel free to do so. We will be doing some interactive exercises where students will play the role of both good guys and bad guys to get a better feel for just what each experiences when the techniques are applied in low light. If you don't see it from both sides you only know about half of what is going on.  I can take a $50 deposit through either Venmo, Paypal or by check mailed to me or over the phone with a CC (+3%). A $50 deposit will hold a spot for you in this class. Balance due at class. You are also welcome to pay in full in advance too. We are limiting it to 16 students. To register or for more info either PM me here at TGO or email me at Randy@harriscombative.com. Deposit Payments can be made with a check (contact Randy for details) or through... Credit Card payments accepted (contact Randy for info) Venmo at www.venmo.com/Randy-Harris-47 Paypal at Cruelhandluke2000@yahoo.com (+3% or use friends & family option with no fee)
  9. TN/GA/AL TRAINING GROUP On Saturday October 2 we will hold our next meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group! Instructor: Randy Harris (Randy's Bio) Location: Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check . If you need to pay with CC I can handle that too. What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines, carry gear and at least 200 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are always welcome if you like to party like it is 1899. We will shoot "Randy's Redneck Rogers Course" where you will shoot some of the same type drills as the Rogers Shooting School , just without the moving target system. We will then do some shooting on the move and then finish up with some deviously designed Man on Man Duels as we test our skills with the weapon we carry most...our pistol.
  10. On Sunday May 16th I will be offering the Harris Combative Strategies Real World Shotgun class. This class is designed as a primer in defensive use of the shotgun. It is not how to win a 3 Gun or sporting clays match class, instead it is all about running your defensive shotgun as an individual in a combative environment from home or business defense to natural disaster. How to set up your shotgun, Ballistics, Fight stopping hits, Use of cover and concealment, Proactive and reactive reloads, Transition to pistol and much more is covered. Date: Sunday May 16th Instructor: Randy Harris (Randy's Bio) Price: $150 ($50 Deposit will hold a spot in class can be paid by paypal or check) Location : The Ridge - Dayton TN http://www.theridgeshooting.com/index.html Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM EASTERN For more info and to sign up email Randy@Harriscombative.com or call 423 827 9133 Required Equipment: Defensive Shotgun Pistol and at least 2 magazines Carry gear Eye and Ear Protection Ammo Count: 75 Rounds Birdshot 25 Rounds Buckshot 10 Slugs 20 rounds for pistol Tuition: $150 I will try to have some 12 gauge ammo available for people who need ammo for the class. See also the Saturday May 15 Snub Nose Seminar Class
  11. I will be offering the Harris Combative Strategies Snub Nose Seminar one day class on Saturday May 15th at the Ridge in Dayton TN. Date: Saturday May 15th Instructor: Randy Harris (Randy's Bio) Price: $150 ($50 Deposit will hold a spot in class can be paid by paypal or check) Location : The Ridge - Dayton TN http://www.theridgeshooting.com/index.html Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM EASTERN For more info and to sign up email Randy@Harriscombative.com or call 423 827 9133 One of the most commonly carried (and most misunderstood) pistols for self defense is the snub nose revolver. This class is all about the combative use of the Snubby. We cover History, Carry methods, Deployment, Accurate shot placement, Reload methods and strategies. Whether you carry a small revolver as your primary or as a backup this class will bring you up to speed on running this pistol. Equipment Required: Snubby Revolver and at least 2 speed loaders (or speed strips ) Carry gear Eye and Ear Protection Ammo Count: 150 rounds Tuition: $150 I will try to have some 38 Special practice ammo available for people who need ammo for the class. See also the Sunday May 16th Real World Shotgun Class
  12. This one will be a combo pistol and shotgun day culminating in a two gun man vs man (or woman) battle for intergalactic domination ! After a quick "pulse check" shooting drill to see where your cold skills are we will work on shooting on the move with pistols and work on shotgun skills and then finally test your skills in a 2 gun intergalactic death match shoot off. Also I will do my best to bring some ammo for you to be able to replenish what you shoot. Hope to see you there!
  13. TN / GA / AL Training Group On Saturday February 27 we will hold our 1st meeting for the TN/GA/AL Training Group for 2021 ! Instructor: Randy Harris (http://harriscombative.com/about/) Location: The usual place- Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check. What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines and 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. We will work on smoothing out our pistol skills and will shoot several new and challenging drills that we have not done before and work to be more competent and confident with the weapon we carry most...our pistol. The pistol is far more likely to be the weapon you will have at hand when trouble starts be it robbery, terrorism or whatever. This will give participants a chance to shoot some timed and scored drills and get a feel for where their skill level is and see where they can improve . Also I will be making some 9mm ammo available so you can replenish some of what you shoot. So bring some extra cash (or check or paypal or whatever) if you want some ammo. Looking forward to seeing you there! For those wondering what the TN/GA/AL Training Group is all about....., the TN/GA/AL training group was first started as a regular opportunity for alumni of both Suarez International classes and any other classes taught by Randy Harris to gather and practice the various skills they had learned in class . As time has gone on it is open to all interested even if you have never trained with Randy before. It is not as much a structured class as it is a casual, low stress, "semi private coaching session" where Randy devises drills to work the specific skills that are the subject of the day. It is a "One room schoolhouse" where all levels of skill are invited and welcome. Randy has the ability to challenge the more advanced student while not making the less experienced students feel overwhelmed and to help the less experienced students along without making things boring for the more advanced students. And it is also a chance to meet some really good people who share the same interests. It is open to all, so come on out and see what we are about !
  14. SATURDAY DECEMBER 19 2020 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TN / GA / AL Training Group Christmas Extravaganza ! Subject: Shooting , Shooting and more Shooting and the Christmas Death Match for the Intergalactic Championship ! On Saturday Dec 19 we will hold our 2020 Christmas meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group! Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris Instructor Bio Location: Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765 Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check . What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines carry gear and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you like to party like it is 1899. We will shoot several competitive drills and some deviously designed Man on Man Shoot offs and test our skills with the weapon we carry most...our pistol. This one will be structured a little different than normal. We usually spend the morning working technique and skills and then shoot in the afternoon. NOT this time. This will be a full day of shooting so we can get all the drills in! We will also be handing out some cool Christmas door prizes ! Looking forward to seeing you there!
  15. Saturday NOVEMBER 21 will be the next meeting of the TN/GA/AL Training Group. Subject: Practical Application of Medical Skills in a Team Environment. Shoot, Move ,Communicate and Plug Holes. Date : Saturday November 21, 2020 Location: 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL (35 min from downtown Chattanooga) Time : 9AM- 3PM Central Time Price : $100 Pay at class check or cash. This meeting of the training group will cover both shooting skills and basic tac med skills in a team environment . Guest lecturer will be Jeff Bishop ( USMC, Louisville KY Fire, Police and EMS) What to bring: Rifle (or PCC ) and at least 2 mags and 60 rounds for it. Pistol and at least 2 mags and 75 rounds for it. In fact, in light of the current ammo situation if you want to run a .22 rifle and / or pistol feel free to do so. Bring as many mags as you want and as much gear and ammo as you want to carry. If you want to run this class with chest rig and armor then that is fine. If you want to run it in CCW street clothes and just a rifle with spare mag in your pocket that is fine too. Up to you. This material is not gear dependent. Also bring any med gear you normally carry. We will take a look at and discuss items and options. If you do not already have any gear then we can show you what to get and where to get it. Bring something to write with and note taking material.
  16. I wanted to share my experience serving as @Cruel Hand Luke 's adequate assistant at this Suarez International one day class. Hosted by Bill at the Ridge out in Dayton. Classroom, bathrooms, range layout works really well for this type of training. This class definitely highlights the critical application of trigger discipline and making a conscious decision to shoot. While sitting in an automobile, if you need to draw your pistol, something will get swept with the muzzle; you, your car floor / dash, windshield, non threats outside your windshield, front seat passenger plus second, maybe third row passengers. Talk to your significant other about the what if plan - discharging a firearm in front or behind your passenger's head, with hot brass flying is disconcerting. After 20+ times, you get innoculated... Morning was lecture, then dry fire on the range from a seated position to mimic sitting in car. Students paired up, dry fire, each person went through the exercises shooting from the driver and passenger position. Appropriate tunes on the radio. Live fire mimicked the dry fire excercises. Then it was time to mount up. Each student had an opportunity to shoot from his or her vehicle, from different points of the clock. Randy kept the traffic flowing pretty well, way better than the drive through at Bojangles in Oolewah. Day finished up with each student engaging a target three times through the passenger window, across an unpaid volunteer and danger seeker. With the current environment and simply transitting larger metro areas for business or personal travel, even from your vehicle you can pay attention and evade / escape. We did discuss what if you have to bail out, if you've got a long gun, do you grab it? Consensus was, it depends. A long gun is conspicuous. AR / AK pistol in a covert backpack has some appeal.
  17. Suarez International Vehicle Gunfighting Fundamentals August 15, 2020 Dayton, Tennessee Price : $200 Instructor: Randy Harris (Randy's BIO) Most of us spend several hours in or around motor vehicles, yet very little time training how to fight in and around them. In this class you will learn how to do just that. We will cover everything from weapon access while seated, shooting from the car, as well as using the car itself as a barrier to attack and for cover. CLASS AND RANGE DETAILS DURATION: 1 day TIME: 8:30AM to 4:30PM AMMUNITION: Approx. 200 rounds (Minimum) RANGE & GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Modern defensive pistol and a holster specifically made for that pistol and designed to be worn on the belt. Three (3) magazines and magazine pouch, a belt of the same width as the belt loops for the holster and magazine pouches, and range safety gear (eye protection, and ear protection). Also Helpful Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that. RANGE: The Ridge 11534 Rhea County Hwy, Hwy 27 Dayton, TN 37321 423-605-4242 http://www.theridgeshooting.com/ For more info and to register......https://suarezinternational.com/vehicle-gunfighting-fundamentals-august-15-2020/#
  18. On Saturday July 18 we will hold our July meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group! Subject : Shotgun and Pistol Skills and Drills ( and to be relevant , recent and realistic there will be a focus on multiple targets...) Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris Location: Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 CR 332 Pisgah Al 35765 ( location is about 35min from where I-24 and I-27 connect in Downtown Chattanooga ) Time: 9AM - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check. What you need to bring:Pistol with at least 3pistol magazines and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers (with 3 speed loaders) are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. Also you will need a SHOTGUN and at least 50 rounds of birdshot.
  19. On Saturday JUNE 27 we will hold our June meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group ! NEW FOLKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ! For those in Knoxville or anywhere north of Chattanooga this will be closer for you than the Ga or AL locations. Subject : Rifle and Pistol Skills and Drills Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris Location: The Ridge 11534 Rhea County Hwy (HWY 27) Dayton TN 37321 (phone #423 605 4242) From downtown Chattanooga it is just straight up hwy 27 through Dayton and look for a big orange Glock on top of a mailbox on the right. It is approximately 2 miles north from the Rhea County Medical Center. Time: 9AM EASTERN time - 3PM EASTERN time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check. What you need to bring: Pistol with at least 3 pistol magazines and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers (with 3 speed loaders) are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. Also you will need a RIFLE with at least 3 rifle magazines, a way to carry the 2 spare rifle mags on your person and bring at least 100 rounds of ammo for the rifle. Hope to see you there!!!
  20. I wanted to give a shout out to our very own Tiffany, Aqil and Randy for achieving Master Firearms Instructor from Range Master. This final Development and Certification Course is a 3 day seminar with 24 hours of instruction, coaching, gun handling and adult teaching methodologies. For the instructors, it is the culmination of 64 total hours of intensive training. For a little info on Tom Givens and Range Master https://rangemaster.com/ My hat is off to all professional instructors who seek out continuing education and training; they are looking to get better to be better for their students. These are type of teachers I would recommend folks seek out. Of course I will shamelessly plug @Tiffany Johnson @aqil @Cruel Hand Luke but I am biased as I serve as Randy's valet Congratulations Tiffany, Aqil and Randy for conquering this milestone in your training careers!
  21. On Saturday JUNE 27 we will hold our June meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group ! NEW FOLKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ! For those in Knoxville or anywhere north of Chattanooga this will be closer for you than the Ga or AL locations. Subject : Rifle and Pistol Skills and Drills Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris Location: The Ridge 11534 Rhea County Hwy (HWY 27) Dayton TN 37321 (phone #423 605 4242) From downtown Chattanooga it is just straight up hwy 27 through Dayton and look for a big orange Glock on top of a mailbox on the right. It is approximately 2 miles north from the Rhea County Medical Center. Time: 9AM EASTERN time - 3PM EASTERN time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check. What you need to bring: Pistol with at least 3 pistol magazines and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers (with 3 speed loaders) are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. Also you will need a RIFLE with at least 3 rifle magazines, a way to carry the 2 spare rifle mags on your person and bring at least 100 rounds of ammo for the rifle. Hope to see you there!!!
  22. Suarez International Red Dot Combat Pistol School March 13-15, 2020 Dayton, Tennessee Price : $500 Instructor: Randy Harris Instructor Bio THIS IS NOT A "BASIC LEVEL CLASS" PLEASE BRING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKSMANSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING OF FUNDAMENTALS OF SAFE GUN HANDLING. In this class, red dot pistol shooters will learn everything we have learned from running the red dot system since 2009. We will discuss everything from maintenance to carry and of course how to employ the modern combat handgun equipped with a red dot from zero contact to as far as the range will allow. If you are the owner of a red dot-equipped pistol, and carry it for self defense (like we do) this is an event you cannot miss. Each day will end with a debriefing session where any and all questions will be answered to the best of our knowledge and experience. CLASS AND RANGE DETAILS DURATION: 3 days TIME: 8:30AM to 4:30PM AMMUNITION: Approximately 500-1000 rounds (we will shoot as much as you want to shoot), and the usual stuff you bring to a high speed low drag "bitchin guy" class. RANGE & GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Bring your red dot pistol and appropriate belt, holster, spare mags, ear/eye protection etc. If you do not have a red dot pistol we have a limited number of red dot pistols available for rent. The rental cost will be $50, please call in advance to arrange rental. 423 827 9133. Also Helpful Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that. RANGE: The Ridge 11534 Rhea County Hwy, Hwy 27 Dayton, TN 37321 423-605-4242 http://www.theridgeshooting.com/ For more info and to sign up for this class..... https://suarezinternational.com/red-dot-combat-pistol-school-march-13-15-2020-dayton-tn/
  23. On Saturday FEBRUARY 22 we will hold our first meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group for 2020 ! (This was rescheduled to Feb 22 from Feb 8 due to the snow storm) Subject : Getting shot sucks...get off the X !!! Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris Location: The Regular place - 763 CR 332 Pisgah Al Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check. What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines and at least 150-200 rounds of ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. We will work on our pistol skills specifically getting off the X in reactive situations, retaking the initiative and counter attacking. If your skills you learned in Close Range Gunfighting have gotten a little rusty this is the tune up you need! We will also run some "man on man" drills to test skills and add a little motivation. Most ranges don't allow you to just show up and shoot while moving so don't miss out on this opportunity ! Looking forward to seeing you there!
  24. Suarez International CRG-1: PISTOL GUNFIGHTING February 1-2, 2020 Dayton, TN Price: $350 Instructor: Randy Harris ( Instructor Bio ) All training must begin with fundamentals. This comprehensive fundamentals class is designed to prep you for the more advanced courses such as Close Range Gunfighting. Through a carefully designed and detailed curriculum we are able to bring you up to a level of skill in a short two day class that previously would take over 4 or 5 days to achieve at other schools. You will learn a complete presentation of the modern combative technique of the pistol which will put you in good standing for any defensive situations you may encounter in the real world. We will also be incorporating fundamental Point Shooting techniques which will prep you for more advanced courses. You will learn the components of various point shooting methods and integrate them into your existing skill sets. This knowledge will put you in good standing for any defensive situations you may encounter in the real world. No experience or prior training is needed to attend this class and it is specially suitable for beginners, or as a tune-up for accomplished shooters. CLASS AND RANGE DETAILS DURATION: 2 days TIME: 8:30AM to 4:30PM AMMUNITION: Approximately 300 rounds (Minimum) RANGE & GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Modern defensive pistol and a holster specifically made for that pistol and designed to be worn on the belt. Three (3) magazines and magazine pouch, a belt of the same width as the belt loops for the holster and magazine pouches, and range safety gear (eye protection, and ear protection). Also Helpful Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that. RANGE: The Ridge 11534 Rhea County Hwy, Hwy 27 Dayton, TN 37321 423-605-4242 http://www.theridgeshooting.com/ DIRECTIONS: Range is located on HWY 27 just north of Dayton TN Take HWY 27 North from Dayton TN. Go 3.2 miles. Look for mailbox with a glock on it on the right hand side of the road. Take the paved driveway up the hill. For more info and to sign up....https://suarezinternational.com/crg-1-pistol-gunfighting-february-1-2-2020-dayton-tn/?ctk=341c7eaf-81c0-44aa-8b97-b4e5b1e0dc23 ALSO there is a $50 discount if you sign up for both this class and the Shotgun class on Jan 31 ( https://suarezinternational.com/hits-defensive-shotgun-january-31-2019-dayton-tn/ )
  25. Just completed this two day class. It is designed for a newer firearm owner, handgun carrier, or old dog looking for a good refresher. Class room topics included discussions on identifying predator behavior, cues of impending violence, a little brain science revolving around Boyd's OODA, Cooper's Color Code, & Hick's 'Law', Response, and dispelled a little mythology on tactical anatomy, stopping placement, power, and energy. Randy does a great job taking a concept and finding a practical example to illustrate, from driving to sports analogies. It's not all tactics and guns, he is forcing the brain to apply critical thinking, which, for adults, results in up to 70% information retention. One new student to welcome to SI Family. Robert did awesome. Found out at end of class, his first experience shooting a pistol was 7/2019, so even more impressive with how well he responded to Randy's instruction. Thanks to Bill and John from the Ridge in Dayton for hosting and assisting with range valet duties. Day one I shot my CZ 75B Omega. Kept cranking the first DA shot low and right..lack of practice, both live and dry. Ran out of ammo at the end of class, get home, realize I have no target ammo and nowhere to get it at 8 o'clock on Saturday night. I then start looking for what I do have. Aha, can load of .357Sig, P224 is in play. When did I buy all that .38? Sweet, strap on my brace of SP101s. What did I learn? You should stick to one primary pistol. The 224 with 10 round flush mag is a handful, slightly less with the .40 barrel. Using the 12 round 229 mag, it is way more controllable. Used it for drills requiring 6 or more rounds. Carried AIWB, my original carry position, no cover garment, pleased with drawstroke. Shooting the SPs was a reminder that even a 6 shot semi, with extra mags, if you can keep it running, is a better option if your BG brought a plus one (or more) to the party. Consider this drill, 3 targets, 2 shots per, before the time ends. I don't currently have the skill level to fire 4 one handed at 1 and 2, then pull my second pistol and finish off #3 with my non dominant hand. Or 5, then draw, or 3-5 and reload. I can do it, pretty smooth, but not fast enough. I did like the fact my SP groups, while slightly wider, were more centered, with either hand. Did short stroke the trigger, just once, but it still happened. Rotated through four and advising to stick to one... They're all a little different, from POA/POI, pull, reset, grip angle, and sights. The two SPs have wildly different grip angles due to the grips, so I have to adjust between the two. Not optimal for increasing core skills. Not to disappoint, He-who-trains-in-Water conjured up just a little rain on Saturday followed up with glorious weather today. I started training with Randy and Suarez in 2012 and continue to do so because the content and instruction is good. If you would like to be on the email list for future one and two day training events or have a place and interest in hosting, definitely let us know!

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