Yes. It is up to you the student, as to how far you wish to go with training? We encourage ongoing training to some extent as skills can perish, however the program and duration is offered in a no pressure manner.
Yes. For new shooters, a .22 caliber pistol is offered for training to learn new skills as well as other calibers such as 9mm while you decide on what type of firearm best suits you and your situation.
Yes. We specialize in tactical firearms training for all situations and have partners that offer concealed carry courses which is primarily a legal training course as outlined by the State of Illinois.
For pistols and revolvers, we teach new shooters Isosceles which is the most commonly taught shooting platform. We are very specific as to the mechanics of this proven system that will bring your skills to a new level.
Additionally, we teach close quarters methods more suitable for room clearing and vehicle operations, in which a fully extended arm position is not possible or ideal.
Two ways are offered to receive this training.
A thumbs forward grip works well in a range environment with targets at greater than close quarter distances. There are many world class shooters and high level shooters that have proven the thumbs forward (Isosceles) grip. However, at fighting distances where the pistol can become grabbed and the protruding slide becomes a grab handle. Our 360 Gun Grappling Grip (GGG) greatly mitigates the slide being available as a grab handle in disarming situations.
The 360 GGG encircles each palm at the front and backstrap of the pistol. This in turn, directs the muzzle in a lateral direction that is nearly parallel to the chest, resulting in a more bladed stance.
There are several inherent weaknesses with the HCR position, one being the wrists are nearly fully bent. A straight wrist is a strong wrist and a bent wrist is a weak wrist. In our perspective, the protruding slide's left and right side becomes a grab handle for an attacker. The moment force is applied to either side of the slide, the opposing wrist that is already bent, results into a wristlock and the pistol breaks free from the grip for a disarm.
Consistent pistol training using the properly taught 360 GGG is the foundation. Our training drills lead to a highly developed kinesthetic sense of the 'Firing Shoulder' being synced with the muzzle direction on target. We advocate laser training guns to assist with skill building.
No. All are welcome despite experience level. A grappling foundation will make movements on the ground easier to learn and will speed along progress. However, much of the training is moving from one position to another while practicing the gun hold of the 360 GGG in the Center Position.
The 360GGS covers all distances with a strong emphasis on the closest and worst situations being, on the ground deadly impacts and disarm attacks. Training weapons undergoes:
Beyond this, the implementation of force on force and live fire range begins.
This system is designed for contact and close quarters. There are many on the internet showing videos of the CAR (360) method whom are not of high skill or instructor material. Unfortunately, displays of lower skill can cause others to make assumptions of this method. This is no different than assuming, for example Karate, is no good, because they witnessed a green belt show poor skill or ability. There are master levels in any art whether it is shooting, martial arts or combat sports. Here is a video showing accuracy at 100 yards so accuracy is certainly attainable: https://youtu.be/061mBsvLeYs
By attending a course you will receive a completion certificate. Instructor certificates do take more commitment and diligent ongoing training to ensure you meet our standards.