Combative Pistol

Combative Pistol is a dynamic class that teaches students how to manage their pistol while under stress. Students will learn how to properly draw from different positions, how to shoot while moving, how to transition properly from one stance to another, reloading drills including reloading while injured, shooting from cover, multiple threats, and more. Approx. 4 hrs.

Gear List:

  • A center-fire pistol
  • 500 center-fire rounds
  • 3 magazines
  • Magazine pouches
  • 5 dummy rounds
  • A good belt and strong-side Kydex type holster (no finger activated retention release holsters allowed)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Knee & elbow pads (highly recommended)

 

BASIC PISTOL

Basic Pistol teaches the beginner the fundamentals of safely handling firearms and basic shooting skills. This class takes the person who seeks to responsibly own firearms and teaches them the basic safety rules, pistol and revolver parts, nomenclature, and operation, basic cleaning, shooting stance, aiming, and what type of ammunition to use with your firearm. This is a great class for those interested in starting to concealed carry. Includes range time for live fire shooting. Approx. 5 hrs.

Gear List:

  • A handgun
  • 100 rounds handgun ammunition
  •  2 magazines
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Combative Rifle

Combative Rifle teaches a student how to manage their rifle while under stress. Students will learn how to shoot from different positions, how to shoot while moving, how to transition properly from one stance to another, reloading drills including reloading while injured, shooting from cover, multiple threats, and more. Approx. 4 hrs.

Gear List:

  • AR-15 type rifle with sling
  • 500 rifle rounds
  • 3 magazines
  • Magazine pouches
  • A center-fire pistol and 100 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • A good belt and strong-side Kydex type holster (no finger activated retention release holsters allowed)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Knee & elbow pads (highly recommended)

Combative Shotgun

Combative Shotgun follows the same curriculum as Defensive Rifle and teaches students how to manage their shotgun while under stress. Students will learn how to shoot from different positions, how to shoot while moving, how to transition properly from one stance to another, reloading drills including reloading while injured, shooting from cover, multiple threats, and more. Approx. 4 hrs.

Gear List:

  • A pump or auto-loading shotgun
  • 250 shotgun shells
  • 10 shotgun slugs
  • A center-fire pistol
  • 50 rounds center-fire ammunition
  • A good belt and strong-side holster
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Knee & elbow pads (highly recommended)

MAG-20 Defensive Pistol

The Massad Ayoob Group MAG-20 Defensive Pistol class is a two day, 20 hour immersion course in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Draw from concealment, two-handed stances, shooting from cover, one-handed stances with either hand, speed reloading, and more are taught with an overall emphasis on fast, accurate shot placement. The course will culminate with a police-style qualification course. Estimated ammo count: 500 rounds. Prerequisite: basic understanding of firearms safety.

Gear List:

  • A center-fire handgun
  • A spare handgun is also recommended
  • A quality strong-side holster
  • A quality belt
  • 4 magazines
  • Magazine pouches
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Baseball cap
  • Knee pads (optional) 
  • 500 rounds of center-fire ammunition (NO RELOADS ALLOWED)
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Notebook and pen

About Massad Ayoob

Massad Ayoob has been handgun editor of GUNS magazine and law enforcement editor of AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals. He is the author of more than a dozen books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics, including “In the Gravest Extreme,” widely considered to be the authoritative text on the topic of the use of lethal force.

Massad Ayoob, Louis Arroyo, David Maglio

The winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award in 1998, Mas has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships. Ayoob is one of the very few Five Gun Masters among the 10,000-member International Defensive Pistol Association, and was the first to earn that title. He served 19 years as chair of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and several years as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. In addition to teaching for those groups, he has also taught for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and the International Homicide Investigators seminars.

Mas has received judicial recognition as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, and has been a fully sworn and empowered, part time police officer for decades. Ayoob founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group. He has appeared on CLE-TV delivering continuing legal education for attorneys, through the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, and has been retained to train attorneys to handle deadly force cases through the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. Ayoob served for two years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also appears in each episode of Personal Defense TV (Sportsman’s Channel).

  • Nationally recognized as an authority on use of deadly force
  • Sought-after expert court witness
  • Fully-sworn police officer, involved in law enforcement since 1972
  • Holds numerous state and national titles for pistol competition
  • Chairman of firearms training for the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
  • Trainer for police and private citizens in variety of skills and topics including use of deadly force, armed and unarmed combat, threat management for police, and advanced officer survival
  • Appears selectively as court-appointed expert witness in areas of dynamics of violent encounters, weapons, self defense, police training, and survival and threat management tactics and principles
  • Author of many books, monographs and articles too numerous to list; author and key instructor in eight instructional videotapes 

Force on Force

You've obtained your CCW permit. You’ve taken shooting classes and you understand basic firearms knowledge and safety, and you’re familiar with self-defense laws; but you haven’t tested yourself. You haven’t tested your muscle memory, your awareness, or how quick you can think and move on your feet while under stress. Take your training to the next level with this class. This class allows a student to go through live-action reality based scenarios. We use airsoft guns that are modeled after modern firearms. Why do we use airsoft?

  • Training with airsoft is MUCH cheaper than paintball or simunitions. You’re average person can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars on conversion kits and simunitions ammo
  • Airsoft can be done anywhere; indoors or outdoors (airsoft BBs also come biodegradable)
  • Airsoft can be fired safely at close range and far distances but still punch holes in paper/cardboard  targets
  • There is no mess with paint markers/ammo
  • You can never chamber a live round by accident
  • Less chance of harm to a student
  • Airsoft guns, ammo, and equipment can be purchased and are readily available at local stores like Wal-Mart, Gander Mountain, and other sporting good stores and online
  • Quality gas blow-back airsoft pistols are very realistic and imitate your carry gun almost 100%. (even with slide movement and pistol recoil) They can also fit into your current carry holster; so there’s no need to purchase extra gear

DC recommends airsoft guns that shoot about 300 fps and be gas blow-back operated (green gas or CO2). Approx. 4 hrs.

Gear List: 

  • Paintball style mask or helmet (full-head recommended to protect eyes and head)
  • Two layers of clothing (full-length pants and long sleeves are mandatory)
  • Gloves recommended
  • Quality concealed carry holster or training holster (IWB or OWB)
  • Body armor (optional)
  • Magazine pouch
  • Bag of biodegradable plastic BBs
  • Extra green gas or CO2 cartridges
  • Red or blue plastic training gun that fits your holster