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On Sunday June 3 we will be offering a special 1 day training event in the Knoxville area. The class is an expanded version of the block of instruction that I presented last month at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference in Little Rock Arkansas. http://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Tac-Con-18-Brochure.pdf  

Point Blank Pistol Skills is a study in the deployment and effective use of the pistol in the 9 feet and closer distance envelope. This is the distance where time (and timing) are paramount. In this critical space there is little time to react and no time to be wasted with misses or ineffective marksmanship. At touching distance empty hand combative skills are often needed to help facilitate a clean unfouled draw stroke and decisive hits. We will focus on improving drawstroke, gaining better position, in fight weapons access, and making fight stopping hits from full extension all the way in to shooting in physical contact with the target. 
Students will need their pistol,  holster, and a minimum of 2 spare magazines, or 3 speed loaders for their revolver if they plan to party like it is 1899. They will need 150-200  rounds of ammo, eye and ear protection. Also a "non live firing" replica (blue gun, red gun, Cert pistol, Sims gun or airsoft gun) that will fit in their holster. We will do some interactive dry work and will use those non firing replicas for that. A few loaners are available if you don't have a blue gun or an airsoft gun. 

This class focuses on shooting solutions 10 feet and closer but as opposed to most "shooting classes" this one has an interactive component so that each technique is also drilled against a live opponent so that there is no question as to the viability and applicability of the techniques and when and where to use each one. The use of Tac Man targets allows the ability to fire in very close proximity to the targets including allowing us to shoot in contact with them unlike paper targets which tend to blow apart. Also the 3 dimensional Tac Man targets provide a much more realistic looking target including it wearing clothing.  

Instructor Bio - 

With over 18 Years of experience in the shooting and training industry, Randy is a staff instructor for Suarez International, an NRA certified Instructor, Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor, Rangemaster certified Instructor (1st in his class) , and Rangemaster Advanced Instructor (1st in his class). Randy has shot in both the IDPA Nationals and IDPA World Championships where in 2015 he finished in the top 20 overall in the Stock Service Pistol division. With a focus on integrating skill sets and interdisciplinary problem solving , his training influences include Suarez International, Rangemaster (Tom Givens) , Shivworks (Craig Douglas) , AMOK (Tom Sotis) , Massad Ayoob, Dave Spaulding , the Rogers Shooting School and many others.
Date: Sunday June 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Subject: Point Blank Pistol Skills 

Price : $100 ( $50 deposit holds your spot )   Contact me through private message here to sign up. Class size is limited so don't wait !

Equipment needed : Pistol and 3 magazines (or 3 speed loaders if you use a revolver) 

Location: 1818 Tarklin Valley Rd Knoxville Tn 37920 

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

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Save a spot for me! I am looking forward to this class. Thank you Randy and GTG!

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5 hours ago, prag said:

Save a spot for me! I am looking forward to this class. Thank you Randy and GTG!

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Tips for a better experience.

Camp chair, plenty of water, pack in lunch and snacks.

I will have one shelter, more is better, zero shade, could get toasty...

Should have good ground grooming, though if it rains, it will be pretty sloppy.

I suggest bringing extra ammo, depending on how quickly we cycle through the drills, there may be time at the end.

Bring an extra gun, if a semi - mags for it just in case your primary goes down.

Bring a pistol you've been meaning to run and add to your EDC rotation.

If you're curious about the limitations of a revolver, bring traditional speed loaders unless you have practice with not so speedy strips.

If anyone can add other best practices or ideas for a great class, please post!


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