Training

We have lots of training planned, here are the next classes in the Sioux Falls area.

July 8th with an overflow date of July 9th.

Massad Ayoob has authorized the development of the “Defensive Rifle Skills for the Armed Citizen” course to be added to the Massad Ayoob Group curriculum.

We are pleased to announce the newest Massad Ayoob Group course! This one-day course is specifically designed around the most common rifle platform used by Armed Citizens in the United States, the AR-15 or M4 family. Other rifles are allowed in this course however the Course of Fire revolves around semi-automatic rifles using 30 round magazines.

“Defensive Rifle Skills for the Armed Citizen” is NOT a “Military or SWAT Team” course. This course is for “Armed Citizens” in a defensive roll for beginner – first time users to limited experience rifle owners.

Instruction includes nomenclature, parts, accessories, slings, sights, optics as well as cleaning and maintenance of the AR-15 or M4 rifle family. The Staff will assist each student in performing zeroing (sighting in) the student’s rifle with either iron sights, red dot sights or optics. A detailed explanation and the reasoning for specific distances in zeroing involving the “defensive” use of the rifle with each type sights is also covered.

Each student will then perform several shooting drills including safely operating the rifle, stances to improve accuracy, emergency reloads, engaging multiple targets, grip, trigger cycling and individual and partner movement. Each student will need three magazines and a way to carry those magazines on their body. The Course of Fire includes firing approximately 500 rounds of ammunition from various distances from 4 to 50 yards in a number of shooting positions.

This will be the first of a three-part rifle series which will also include “Intermediate” then “Advanced” Rifle Skills for the Armed Citizen available through the Massad Ayoob Group.

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August 10th – 13th  MAG40

This is an intense, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in the “rules of engagement” for armed law-abiding private citizens.  The course emphasizes legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers, threat recognition and mind-set, and the management of the social and psychological aftermath of having to use lethal force in defense of self or others.  Also covered is preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing your exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered.  Range work will include instruction in the use of the defensive handgun under extreme stress. Drawing 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 written examination covering the classroom topics and a police-style handgun qualification course.

This is a life changing course instructed by Massad Ayoob to reserve your seat in the class email Susan@politicsandguns.com

August 26th – 27th Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced

This is a 16 hour course designed for the Concealed Carrier or someone slightly more advanced than a beginner but had never had any formal training outside of the CCW course. We start with the basics of handgun safety and marksmanship and quickly progress to some basic dynamic movement and defensive scenarios, like shooting from cover, moving and shooting, advancing and retreating, defending hallways, one handed shooting, shooting around barricades, proper use of cover, shooting steel on the move, the art of making hits quickly out of the holster, shooting a hostage taker and more. You will shoot a minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition. Bring a quality handgun, holster, belt and magazine pouches and at least 3 magazines for your pistol. Revolvers and .22 caliber pistols are welcome.

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February 3rd, 2018

Law of Self Defense

This class is an in-depth, professional-level education on the on the law of self-defense, delivered in an informal and accessible manner.  Questions are answered as long as necessary to ensure that every portion is thoroughly understood.

Through this class you will learn how self-defense laws are applied in the real world to real people in real self-defense scenarios.  This class will teach you how prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges view self-defense cases, and in particular what encourages prosecutors to bring charges and seek convictions.

Conversely, you will learn what aspects of a defensive force encounter help your defense build a compelling narrative of innocence, and how to minimize your vulnerability to prosecution and conviction.

The last hour or so of the seminar is devoted to helping you to build your own personal legally-sound self-defense strategy, incorporating your new understanding of self-defense law into your personal defensive tactics.  The goal:  teach how how to stay well within the bounds of the law of self-defense as possible without in any way diminishing your ability to win the physical, and as well as the legal, battle.

The class also allows for plenty of Q&A with Attorney Andrew Branca, an internationally recognized expert in American self-defense law.  His legal practice, writings, and seminars are considered an essential self-defense law resource by many judges, lawyers, and Federal and local law enforcement.

A detailed syllabus and many reviews of past classes can be viewed at the Law of Self Defense Classes page.

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