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Training Opportunities

Shortly after I began this blog, I was asked by numerous parties to begin offering specific training classes in relevant subjects discussed herein, in order to provide a more realistic frame of reference for concerned citizens in regards to the hard skills required in small-unit tactical operations.

While there are Occupied Territories I refuse to enter, if you have are interested in hosting a class, please see the tab at the top of the main page entitled, “Host a Class.” The class titles and descriptions below are the content matter I currently offer. If you are seeking something specific that is not covered here, email me and let me know (Do NOT be a fucking idiot though. I’m not teaching classes on the construction or employment of IEDs, or anything else so patently illegal that it will get me put in a cage for ten years. If you email me asking for instruction on such topics, I WILL publicly post your email address and any other relevant information I can find, for all to see. I’m a Luddite, knuckle-dragging gunslinger, but do not think, for one second, that I don’t know people in the computer security field who will very professionally perform a technological rectal exam. Don’t be THAT guy).

Classes Offered:

Combat Rifle: This is a THREE-DAY class intended to teach you the realities of fighting with a modern fighting rifle or carbine at realistic combat ranges from 0-300+meters, under combative conditions. You will learn to run your weapon with or without optics, how to perform common combat weaponscraft tasks under stress, and how to keep your gun running in field environments. This is NOT the typical “I want to be a JSOC Jedi” carbine course. We will not expend 2000+ rounds performing mag dumps at 10 meters.

Equipment Requirements
Students should arrive with an absolute minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition. While a .22LR conversion is acceptable for a limited number of drills, a majority of drills will be fired between 50 and 100 meters.
A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle, chambered in a fighting caliber, with a mounted white light. A cleaning kit and tools compatible to your weapon are a must. A minimum of 5 working magazines for the weapon are also required.

Additionally,
note pad and pens or pencils (take notes. Take lots of notes
).
clothing suitable to strenuous activity that is seasonally appropriate.
rain gear/cold weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
electronic (preferred) hearing protection and eye protection are required
baseball cap or boonie type hat, unless seasonal requirements demand a stocking cap.
suitable fighting load-bearing equipment (do not ask me how to set up your fighting load. Run what you brung, or read my previous articles on the subject to get ideas)
some sort of hydration system. Camelback or water bottles
knee and elbow pads are optional but recommended
gloves
an open mind is absolutely essential, especially if you’ve received a great deal of traditional competition marksmanship-based training.

Insurgent Pistol
While this class will NOT be accepted by any state for CCW requirements, this THREE DAY class is focused on the concealed carry applications of your sidearm. It’s focus is on the use of the pistol for immediate personal self-defense, and combative applications in which a rifle is unsuitable or unavailable.

Students should arrive with an absolute minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition.
A functional and practical handgun, whether revolver or semi-automatic is required. This may be anything from a .22LR to a .44MAG, although a modern semi-automatic pistol in a caliber between 9mm and .45ACP is recommended. A cleaning kit and tools compatible to your weapon are a must. A minimum of 5 working magazines for the weapon are also required.

Additionally,
note pad and pens or pencils (take notes. Take lots of notes
).
clothing suitable to strenuous activity that is seasonally appropriate.
rain gear/cold weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
electronic (preferred) hearing protection and eye protection are required
baseball cap or boonie type hat, unless seasonal requirements demand a stocking cap.
stout belt capable of holding a holstered sidearm and a minimum of one spare magazine.
holster suitable for concealed carry of your weapon, and at least one spare magazine pouch.
some sort of hydration system. Camelback or water bottles
knee and elbow pads are optional but recommended
gloves
an open mind is absolutely essential, especially if you’ve received a great deal of traditional competition marksmanship-based training.

Unconventional Warfare Security Patrolling Fundamentals
This is a THREE-DAY class that serves as a practical and theoretical introduction to the role of the fundamental individual and collective common task skills and small-unit tactics applied by light infantry in an unconventional warfare environment in both rural and urban environments, with a solid focus on the basic battle drills. The focus of this class is the hard skills necessary to effectively conduct security patrols to protect a retreat location or neighborhood.
Equipment requirements include your fighting rifle and load-out (whatever that may be), and your sustainment load/bug-out bag. This will be a field-environment class, so expect to be living in the field for the duration, with little sleep.
Students should arrive with an absolute minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition. While a .22LR conversion is acceptable for a limited number of drills, a majority of drills will be fired between 50 and 100 meters.
A functional and practical carbine or battle rifle, chambered in a fighting caliber, with a mounted white light. A cleaning kit and tools compatible to your weapon are a must. A minimum of 5 working magazines for the weapon are also required.

Additionally,
note pad and pens or pencils (take notes. Take lots of notes).
clothing suitable to strenuous activity that is seasonally appropriate.
rain gear/cold weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
electronic (preferred) hearing protection and eye protection are required
baseball cap or boonie type hat, unless seasonal requirements demand a stocking cap.
suitable fighting load-bearing equipment (do not ask me how to set up your fighting load. Run what you brung, or read my previous articles on the subject to get ideas
). Your fighting load MUST include an IFAK. Due to the equipment requirements of the TC3 portion of this course, your IFAK must include an 18gauge IV needle catheter, nitrile surgical gloves, a 28Fr Nasopharyngeal airway, compressed gauze or hemostatic control gauze, and a battlefield dressing, at an absolute minimum.
Sustainment patrol pack or BOB. (Do not ask me what to put in this. How to pack a bug-out bag is Prepper 101 knowledge. If you don’t know how, you’re NOT ready for this class.)
some sort of hydration system. Camelback or water bottles
knee and elbow pads are optional but recommended
gloves
an open mind is absolutely essential, especially if you’ve received a great deal of traditional competition marksmanship-based training.
Being a graduate of a fighting rifle course of SOME sort is HIGHLY recommended, but not required for attendance in this course.

Fundamentals of Close-Quarters Combat/CQC: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals skills of close-quarters combat in built-up areas, including mechanical and ballistic breaching, room-clearing, and more.
Vehicle-Based Patrol Operations: This three-day class will cover methods of operating small-unit convoys, equipping and manning vehicles for UW, and basic vehicle-centric battle drills.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3): This is a two-day course on the care-under-fire and tactical-field-care phases of TC3 for the individual warfighter. This course includes graphic visual and physical training aids, and intensive hands-on practice of critical individual skills.
Evasion Fieldcraft and Survival: This 3-4 day course will focus on the hard skills needed to escape and evade in a rural and built-up environment, taught in a hands-on field environment. Conducted in your location any time of the year, and seasonally varied. Also offered in summer and winter in the northern Rockies.
Introduction to Auxiliary and Support Functions
This is a one-day, lecture centric course of instruction describing the details of how to set up auxiliary networks, and the tasks required of those networks, as well as the role non-paramilitary defense force personnel may provide in a survival retreat group. This is generally offered as a one-day adjunct to another course.

31 Comments
  1. Do you have a course outline for the DSM/PR class in Sundance?

  2. Rod permalink

    How does one get in on these classes? I have e-mailed a couple times but have never gotten a response back? Thanks

  3. isaac vildin permalink

    Just emailed you about possible training on the east coast, numbers necessary, etc..

  4. Mike Sheedy permalink

    Any openings for your 9-11 November class still available?

  5. CharginDave permalink

    East Coast classes would be awesome.

    • Set something up….depending on where you’re at, I’m not entirely opposed to the idea, although I’m far from optimistic about the possibilities.

  6. how many “students” do you need to travel to a training? Am interested to try to drum up a class in my area.

  7. Steve permalink

    I can get 4 people including myself to committ to a training course. We are located in the Pacific Northwest. Northern Cascades to be specific.

  8. Josh permalink

    I, and at least one more would be in on a pnw/north cascades sup or efs class. We have been trying to find a way to get over to Idaho but the timing is off. Pretty please!

  9. Josh permalink

    June/july would be perfect for the north cascades.

  10. sabashimon permalink

    “I can get 4 people including myself to committ to a training course. We are located in the Pacific Northwest. Northern Cascades to be specific.”

    I can add two more too that as well……late summer works best for us.

    • Steve permalink

      We’ll have start getting something together. Im currently working on aquiring about 16 acres of heavily wooded and undeveloped land. Its on county property so shooting is permitted as long as its a safe firing range. Would 16 acres be enough to host an SUT? The adjoining properties or mosty state land that connects to a bunch of parks/ forest service land. Late summer works for us too.

  11. Bryan m permalink

    I’d be interested in an East coast class. Don’t have the log requirements (available training site) but would travel east coast up or south.

  12. tom k permalink

    where in w. Va. is it tking place tnks tom k

    • In the part that is not in Old Dominion….? Specific location information only goes out to people enrolled in the class, at the last minute, for security and training purposes. Sorry.

  13. Jody Landis permalink

    thanks for your advice regarding a ruck in jackson wyoming i scored a sweet north face for 70bucks.
    Do you think you might do a class here in idaho fals area if i could get four or five dedicated men in the area to attend? Please let me know when you get a chance work number 1082432699 home cell 2087166654.

    How do good men become part of a regime?
    They don’t believe in RESISTANCE!

  14. John permalink

    looking to do a tC3 in fall in NE Pennsylvania.tentative attendance:6-10 at this time.Please advise.
    John Cavanaugh
    cavanaugh215@comcast.net
    570-575-0181

  15. NathanTX permalink

    Any training out near Texas in the near future??

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  17. mountain guerrilla and its allied fed-pimp orgs is not a guerrilla program at all. It is an agent provocateur program set up by the obama-loyal portion of the US military. The tactics and methods that they pimp are the tired old US military failure tactics that have caused the US ground forces to be easily beaten by rag head irregulars for decades. So go ahead and learn the easily predictable US tactics, and be part of an afrocentric point-pimp program. That’s exactly what we want our enemies to do. Naturally I am speaking only to those men with true Constitutional loyalties that have been enticed by pro-Clintonista tactical crapola and are already wary. Civil War II will be far more bloodier than Civil War I and the casualties will be far higher among our enemies.

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