1-Day Principles & Applications of Deadly Force Engagements

Cost – $247 per person


Most firearms related training focuses on engaging a target and determining pass or fail based on hits on target zones. We have seen many times that scores on target do not always equal success in real life encounters. In this 8-hour course, we will activate the sympathetic nervous system utilizing “force-on-force” training. Additionally, break down the actual engagement through repetition and analyze with videotape review and determine what went well and what could have been done differently. We will focus on learning Engagement principles rather than techniques; through these principles the student can increase his/her overall capabilities exponentially in compressed training times. This will be accomplished through a presentation, introduction to proper movement and force on force on a barricade field.

Topics Covered:

Pillars of Fighting:

  • Maintain proper movement
  • Maintain proper balance
  • Maintain proper posture
  • Maintain relative relaxation or calm
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Maintain proper shooting platform (directly related to posture)
  • Maintain hunter mindset
  • Understanding the OODA Cycle
  • Understanding proper use of barricade
  • Cornering
  • “Riding the Wave” by recognizing & responding to behavioral recoil
  • Proper bi-lateral transitioning
  • Decision making under duress
  • Cross angling principles
  • Working as a team
  • Maintain proper positional relationship to opponent, this is directly tied to timing:
  • Forestall the attack
  • Enter the attach
  • Deflect the attack
  • Retreat from the attack