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Classes in the Spring…and other news.

December 13, 2015

HH6 and I discussed the subject, between ourselves and with some of the students from the run of classes we did in SEP and OCT, and have decided, we will try and continue doing a few open enrollment classes, along the lines of one or two per quarter, until we decide they really will not work, or until we decide they are worth our investment in time and energy to do them more frequently again.

In light of that, we will be returning to Arizona in February.

TC3
On 13-14 FEB 2016, in the vicinity of Prescott, AZ, we will conduct a two-day TC3 and Austere Environment Medical Care course. Yes, I know this is Valentine’s Day. Nothing says “I love you!” like being able to patch your spouse’s/lover’s/partner’s bullet holes and keep them alive, right?

Cost for this class is $500/shooter, but couples that attend together will be discounted, for a price of $800/couple. Being the open-minded fucker that I am, if you say, “This is my ‘partner,’ ‘spouse,’ girlfriend,’ ‘Ranger Buddy,'” etc, that counts as a ‘couple’ in my book.

Clandestine Carry Pistol
The following weekend, 19-21 FEB 2016, we will be offering the revamped Clandestine Carry Pistol coursework. This is a concealed-carry centric course of instruction, focusing on development of effective gun handling, combative marksmanship, and other concealed-carry specific subjects. Cost for this course is $500/shooter.

If you are an individual, rather than a couple, and want to take both courses, I will discount the total cost from $1000 to $900, because I’m a nice guy like that.

I have spent the last month, and the rest of December, revising and rewriting all of my POI. This is not because the POI were somehow flawed. They were not, as I believe anyone who’s been in one of my classes will attest; they were great POI. However, in my never-ending quest to improve everything, I recognized some minor flaws in layout that needed to be fixed. As an example, in the Combat Rifle Course, I might have three or four guys who were ready to move on to more advanced course work, applying the fundamentals, while others were still trying to figure out a) how to shoot a tight group, in order to b) zero their rifle, so they could usefully learn the rest of the course work.

We will now offer two different rifle courses:

Combat Rifle Fundamentals will be functionally the same as the original Combat Rifle Course, but with more time to focus in on mastering the fundamental principles of getting hits on target. This course is for shooters new to rifles, or with no exposure to practical, in-fight gunhandling. It is still a beginner to intermediate level course, and moves on to the introduction of complex decision-making shooting drills.

Combat Rifle Applications is an intermediate to advanced course, focusing on those drills that will both fine-tune your gunhandling and teach specific methods for learning and practicing complex decision-making shooting drills for bridging the gap between basic gunhandling and applying those skills in the real world.

Clandestine Carry Pistol will remain functionally the same, but will include only one day of “fighting to the gun.” This is not because of a lack of importance of those skills, but because of the recognition that there are other people out there teaching that particular set of skills, who are “Mountain Guerrilla friendly” and have a significantly greater level of skill and knowledge in that skill set.

Other course work will remain functionally the same, with only minor changes that will not significantly impact the course from the student’s perspective, except to ensure a more solid grasp on the skills and drills taught in that course work.

Finally:

In the interest of providing good product to readers, we have teamed up with the guys at AMH Tactical to develop some nylon gear specific to the Reluctant Partisan. The first product has been prototyped and developed, and tested, although testing is not yet 100% complete.

It is–for lack of a better term yet–the Underground Partisan chest rig. This is a legitimately low-profile, four magazine chest rig, designed to be worn concealed, under a light jacket or sweatshirt. I managed to wear this, with unloaded magazines, to dinner, in a very public restaurant, with a group of Federal Air Marshals and police officers recently, without drawing attention to myself, under a simple, lightweight, button front cotton shirt. It’s pretty slick.

In the interest of full-disclosure, my agreement with the AMH guys is, they can sell the gear we design cooperatively for whatever price they need to sell it for. As long as the design meets my specifications, they can label it with the Mountain Guerrilla label. My only compensation for this agreement is, I get x2 copies (one for me, one for HH6) of any product, for my own use. I just believe in the products I am designing for them, and recognize the applications for the concerned, prepared citizen.

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21 Comments
  1. Would the TC3 course be good training for a 68W +/- 1 year out of AIT?

    • Possibly. It covers some pretty arcane stuff, and some mindset stuff that I don’t think the Army’s course spends much time on.

  2. Alfred E. Neuman permalink

    Reblogged this on The Dixie Traveler.

  3. Glad to hear.
    Still waiting for word of an open enrollment Small Unit Patrolling class!
    PLEASE keep up the good work.

  4. Andrew E. permalink

    This is good news. Doubly so since I now live a little closer to AZ and may have a chance of attending a course in this lifetime, assuming (yes, I know) that more courses than just the upcoming TC3 happen in that area someday.

  5. Any plans for open enrollment classes around ID, MT, WA for the spring/ early summer?

  6. I’d be down for any of those but most especially a combat patrol.

  7. Ben Church permalink

    I know East is least and West is best and all that but any plans for future courses in the Dirty South?

    • Find me somewhere to do the class, and I’m there. Where in the Dirty South are we talking though?

    • I’m very interested, and depending on dates, in for 2 for a SUT in the SE… if that helps.

  8. SBK permalink

    What are the range requirements for the clandestine pistol class? I may be able to host one in Ohio if you’re up for it.

  9. Taurus permalink

    Would love to see a picture of the chest rig, as I am in the market for two chest rigs now. If they are what I am looking for I will wait until the release.

    • Taurus: Not to be a salesman or anything, but I’d recommend you hold out. This rig is really great (understand it has a specific application: as Mosby stated, Underground Partisan, low profile rig). You’ll be able to see pictures soon at our website:

      http://www.gadsdendynamics.com

      PLEASE NOTE: We were previously AMHTactical and are in the process of changing our company name. It will be a little while before I can get everything updated but as soon as this rig gets put through it’s tests (per Mosby) we will be posting for sale.

      Not sure on price point yet. We are very excited about this rig!!

      • Is the aforesaid rig 5.56 only or will there be a 7.62 version? Or will it be universal?

      • The current design is just for 5.56, but there is definitely potential to offer 7.62. In your particular case, are you referring to 7.62x51mm? If so, the rig would probably be a 3 magazine rig.

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