This is a special combo class designed to prepare you for a worst case scenario. Not only will you learn how to use your handgun for personal defense, you will learn the fundamental medical skills needed to survive a traumatic event and potentially save lives.
The class consists of two days of training with two experienced instructors: Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense and Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics. Both instructors are Personal Defense Network contributors.
Day 1 (Saturday):
Day 1 will be spent on the range learning the Fundamentals of Defensive Focus® Shooting. This course is an intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more Efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a fight.
The course will cover the following topics:
-Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting & Intuitive Skill Development
-The Balance of Speed & Precision
-Presentation from the Holster
-The Critical Incident Reload
-Multiple Target Engagement
-Volume of Fire
What to Bring:
Handgun (9mm minimum, no pocket guns), 600 rounds of ammunition, Reliable Holster, 3-4 Spare magazines, 2 mag pouches, Water source, Eye and Ear protection, Sack Lunch, Weather appropriate attire, Camp chair (optional), Pen and small notebook
Day 2 (Sunday):
Day 2 will be spent in the classroom learning the Tac Med EDC skills and learning to apply them in context.
Winning the fight is just the beginning; especially if you’ve sustained injuries. Tac Med EDC is specifically designed to teach the legally armed civilian or the armed professional, how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries as a result of a violent attack. Most EMS agencies’ policies for responding to violent calls or events require all responding units to stage at a safe location, far enough away from danger so that the police can secure the scene first. During that time you will need to employ the tactical medical skills learned in this course in order to increase your chances of survival.
Throughout this course students will learn via hands-on skills practice, scenario-based training, and minimal lectures. Scenarios will be conducted using inert training aids such as “blue guns”, SIRT training pistol, or airsoft pistols. Students are encouraged to bring their own inert training aids. Each student will be exposed to several different tactical medical manufacturers’ products to use in class. This helps students become educated consumers and allows for unbiased opinions on which medical gear best suits their needs.
Some of the subjects covered in class:
Medical and legal issues
Tactical medicine principles
Patient drags and carries
Patient assessment techniques
Hemorrhage control techniques
Identify and treat penetrating chest trauma
Identify and treat for shock
Active killer and mass casualty considerations
Medical equipment selection and carry techniques for EDC
What to Bring: *Pen & paper for notes, *Sturdy footwear (NO OPEN-TOED FOOTWEAR, FLIPFLOPS, OR SANDALS ALLOWED! Running shoes or hiking boots are highly recommended.)*Canteen or refillable water bottle of some sorts; for staying properly hydrated throughout class *Long Pants for both men and women. No shorts, skirts, or dresses. (We’re going to be down on the ground and outside for skills practice and scnearios so dress appropreiately.)*Inert training device; BlueGun, SIRT, airsoft, or similar. Some will be provided. *Concealed carry holster; desinged specifically for the inert training device that you are using during class. NO SERPA HOLSTERS ALLOWED!, Knee pads (optional), Med kit if you have one *We provide all medical equipment and supplies for training in class. If you don’t have one, don’t worry; we’ll have plenty for you to use.Bring your own if you want it evaluated by one of our cadre or if you want to use it in training.* Sack Lunch