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  • Train To Defend
    Train To Defend Individual. Business. School. Church. Community.
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    Train To Defend Individual. Business. School. Church. Community.
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  • Combative Firearms Training
    Combative Firearms Training Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property.
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THE DSI (TIER 4) COMBATIVE RIFLE PROGRAM is a comprehensive course for the serious students of personal protection.

New rifle owners can walk away from this training with extreme confidence in their newfound skills and veteran rifle owners will be able to fill knowledge and skill gaps, will enjoy the challenging drills, appreciate having the skills to maneuver to cover, apply Tactical Combat Casualty Care or "TCCC" (TC3) as well as shooting in low and no light, and learn plenty of new skills along the way.

This program will provide you the experience and education needed to safely and effectively handle and shoot a rifle, as well as give you a base understanding of the combative skills needed to dominate a lethal force confrontation, the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) needed to save lives, as well as how to deal with the legal ramifications of fighting to save innocent lives.

This no-nonsense program will give the novice shooter all the necessary information, stress-resistant gun-handling and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) skills needed to win the fight of their lives and will help veteran shooters hone their skills to a sharp edge.

The program will cover everything you need to know; from wearing your equipment correctly, grip and stance, how to quickly and effectively presenting your rifle from the various ready positions, getting your hits with practical combat accuracy using both intuitive fire and combative sighted fire, learning the most likely needed reloads for a gunfight, preventing and clearing the most likely malfunction clearance you will run into, moving off the line of attack and moving safely to cover, using cover appropriately (yes, there is an appropriate way to use cover), life saving Tactical Combat Casualty Care or TC3, shooting in low/no light, and much more.

Your training takes place in a fast-paced, dynamic, hands-on, and shooting intensive course that is taught entirely on the range (there is NO classroom time during your range training, so you won't be stuck sitting in a chair listening to hours of boring lectures). This is done in order to maximize your gun handling, practical application of skills, and give you plenty of trigger time.

Finally, your training isn't "1 and your done," type of training. Your CFIs will tie you into a much larget community of professional and local operators who have been where you are and will welcome you with open arms and help you refine your skills as you grow. 

WHO this training is for: The Combative Rifle Program has been designed for both new and veteran gun owners who want to learn the gun handling, TC3 skills, and attitudes needed to decisively win the fight of their lives and stay out of jail if you have to use those skills.

WHAT: The Combative Rifle Program is a no-nonsense, gun-handling and shooting intensive course that teaches the necessary skills and techniques needed to safely handle your firearm, effectively maneuver during a lethal force encounter, the strategies and tactics necessary to dominate a fight for life, and how to deal with life-threatening injuries potentially sustained during a lethal force encounter.

HOW you will be trained: Our Combative Rifle Program goes well beyond typical, administrative state licensing courses and basic NRA-type training. We do this by surrounding you with a unique training experience and support system which is administered by DSI certified Combative Firearms Instructors (CFIs) who give you personal attention and help you reach your full potential - before, during, and after your initial training.

Our training methodology is delivered in three phases: pre-course information and guidance, intensive on range gun-handling skills and drills, and a post-course support system delivered by your personable DSI Certified CFI.

  1. Pre-course information/guidance. Curricula, equipment lists, training resources, live online Q&As, etc., are made available to you prior to your course through our online training portal (the DSI Defense Academy),so you can become comfortable with the key concepts and information you will want to know prior to your course, which allows you to have any lingering questions answered directly by a CFI prior to ever stepping foot on the range.
  2. During your range training, you will learn practical gun-handling skills by practicing them under the watchful eyes of your CFI(s), in a safe training environment which will leave you with a solid understanding of how to confidently maneuver with and effectively use your rifle, and how to apply TC3 at the appropriate time. Because all of the "book learning" was done prior to your course (see above under "Pre-course), we can invest much more time letting you handle and train with your firearm so you can gain the confidence and knowledge you need to effectively deploy your rifle under more realistic conditions than typical training allows for.
  3. Post-course, your CFI will continue to help you sharpen your skills by providing you with ongoing services, tie you into your local community of other like-minded professionals, offer training advice, and ongoing training opportunities that will help you achieve your goals more quickly than you thought possible.

Defense Academy Support: Each phase of your training is supported through our online learning portal, the DSI Defense Academy, which houses all the curricula and materials (instructional videos, manuals, photos, customized training plans, white papers, etc.,) which you will need to access in order to quickly progress your training and earn a Graduate level certificate from DSI.

PROGRAM PRESENTATION

Depending on range availability, DSI CFIs offer the Tier 4 Combative Rifle Program in three (3) formats: You can train over 2-days (8-hours each), you can take a modular approach which will divide the course up over four 4-hour training sessions (better than the 2-day approach), or you can attend weekly or bi-weekly (ideal training format) 1-hour training sessions for a total of 16-hours of on-range training.

This fast-paced, dynamic, and shooting intensive series of courses are taught entirely on the range in order to maximize your gun handling and trigger time.

WHO is this training for? The Modular Combative Rifle Course has been designed for both new and veteran rifle owners who want to learn the gun handling skills and attitudes needed to decisively win the fight of their lives.

WHAT is the Modular Combative Rifle Course? The Modular Combative Rifle Course is a no-nonsense, gun-handling and shooting intensive course that teaches the necessary skills and techniques needed to safely handle your firearm, effectively maneuver during a lethal force encounter, the strategies and tactics necessary to dominate a fight for life, and how to deal with life-threatening injuries potentially sustained during a lethal force encounter.

HOW you will be trained: Our Combative Rifle Course goes well beyond typical, administrative state licensing courses and basic NRA-type training. We do this by surrounding you with a unique training experience and support system which is administered by DSI certified Combative Firearms Instructors (CFIs) who give you personal attention and help you reach your full potential - before, during, and after your initial training.

Our training methodology is delivered in three phases: pre-course information and guidance, intensive on range gun-handling skills and drills, and a post-course support system delivered by your personable DSI certified CFI.

  1. Pre-course information/guidance. Curricula, equipment lists, training resources, live online Q&As, etc., are made available to you prior to your course through our online training portal (the DSI Defense Academy),so you can become comfortable with the key concepts and information you will want to know prior to your course, which allows you to have any lingering questions answered directly by a CFI prior to ever stepping foot on the range.
  2. During your range training, you will learn practical gun-handling skills by practicing them under the watchful eyes of your CFI(s), in a safe training environment which will leave you with a solid understanding of how to confidently maneuver with and effectively use your shotgun, and how to apply TC3 at the appropriate time. Because all of the "book learning" was done prior to your course (see above under "Pre-course), we can invest much more time letting you handle and train with your firearm so you can gain the confidence and knowledge you need to effectively deploy your shotgun under more realistic conditions than typical training allows for.
  3. Post-course, your CFI will continue to help you sharpen your skills by providing you with ongoing services, tie you into your local community of other like-minded professionals, offer training advice, and ongoing training opportunities that will help you achieve your goals more quickly than you thought possible.

Defense Academy Support: Each phase of your training is supported through our online learning portal, the DSI Defense Academy, which houses all the curricula and materials (instructional videos, manuals, photos, customized training plans, white papers, etc.,) which you will need to access in order to quickly progress your training and earn a Graduate level certificate from DSI.

PROGRAM PRESENTATION

Depending on range availability, DSI CFIs offer the Tier 4 Combative Rifle Program in three (3) formats: You can train over 2-days (8-hours each), you can take a modular approach which will divide the course up over four 4-hour training sessions (better than the 2-day approach - see below for the outline), or you can attend weekly or bi-weekly (ideal training format) 1-hour training sessions for a total of 16-hours of on-range training.

Module-1 - Rifle BASICS: This is a comprehensive combative rifle course for the serious students of personal protection. This no-nonsense course will give the novice shooter all the necessary basic skills needed to win the fight of their lives. From wearing your equipment correctly, proper magazine indexing, grip and stance, how to quickly and effectively present the rifle, getting your hits with practical combat accuracy, learning the most likely reloads you will need, moving off the line of attack, and much more.

This is a 4-hour gun-handling and live fire intensive course that stands traditional classroom focused basic courses on their heads and is backed by all of the pre, post, and concurrent support videos, manuals, etc., found in the DSI online Defense Academy.

Module-2 - Rifle SKILL BUILDING: This pragmatic live fire intensive course starts with testing of those vital combative skills learned in module-1 rifle basics course and then adds more essential skills such as; Battle Sight Zeros at 25-yards, sighted combative fire, tactical reloads, moving to cover, and immediate actions for malfunctions. All of which are wrapped 4-hours of intensive hands-on dry practice and firing drills.

This course, like its predecessor, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the DSI Defense Academy.

Module-3 - Rifle SKILL MASTERY: This shooting intensive course begins with the testing of important basics learned in modules 1 and 2. You will then learn additional malfunction clearances by way of remedial action, speed reloads, teach you what to do when your adversary isn't reacting the way you want him to, zeroing at 100 or 200-yards (range permitting) and we will continue to sharpen your ability to shoot quickly and accurately at practical combat distances. At the end of this course, you will have learned almost all of the basic gun-handling techniques needed to protect yourself in a lethal force environment. 

This course, like it's predecessors, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the DSI Defense Academy.

Module-4 - Rifle COMBATIVES: The final course of the basic rifle series completes the basic gun-handling techniques you will need in a fight for life and prepares you for the more realistic elements you can face as a lone operator. The course starts with testing of the previous important combative skills learned through modules 1-3 and then teaches you how to deal with multiple adversaries, how to appropriately utilize your tactical light in low/no light shooting drills, introduces alternate shooting options, and teaches you what to do when immediate action fails to work. This course is wrapped in an intensive dry-practice and firing-drill training session which will put a sharp edge on your ability to shoot quickly and accurately, leaving you confident in your ability to safely and effectively utilize your rifle during a lethal force encounter.

This course, like it's predecessors, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the DSI Defense Academy. This course will put a sharp edge on your ability to shoot quickly and accurately leaving you confident in your ability to safely and effectively utilize your rifle during a lethal force encounter, regardless of the situation.

COURSE INFORMATION

  • COST: $800.00
  • DATES: See Schedule
  • TIME: 1, 4, or 8-hour blocks
  • LOCATION: Various locations in the Midwest
  • COURSE DOCUMENTS: - Please download and read prior to your course
  • REGISTRATION FORM: Please download, fill out, and email back to your CFI

 COURSE CONTENT AND SCHEDULE

Range Lectures

Review and practical hands-on of:

  • Review, and practical hands-on of:
  • Proper practice and new motor skills
  • Proper wearing of equipment for fighting
  • Equipment adjustment and setup
  • Proper magazine indexing
  • Review the four universal safety habits
  • Rifle nomenclature
  • Definitions of anatomic directions specific to fighting
  • Definitions of range commands

Range Training

Lectures, demonstrations, dry, and live practice of:

  • Weapons conditions check
  • Firearms personal workspace
  • Natural stance conducive to moving
  • Grip with control
  • Fighting from the ready position
  • Using the ready to your benefit
  • Fighting from the high-ready position
  • Using the high-ready to your benefit
  • Fighting from the field-ready position
  • Using the field-ready to your benefit
  • 25-yard zero procedure
  • Controlling the SNS response through combative breathing
  • Mastering combative sighted fire
  • Keeping yourself safe with contact drills
  • Defining and using cover and concealment correctly
  • Situational awareness and its role in safe movement
  • Safely moving forward to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving diagonally to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving laterally to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving up-range to seek cover/concealment
  • Safe retrograde movement to seek cover/concealment
  • Safe and dynamic yet sure movements to and from cover
  • Loading and unloading of firearms
  • Proper filling of magazines
  • Wearing hearing protection properly
  • Diagnostic trigger drills
  • Assembly drills
  • Balance of speed, accuracy, and its relationship to power
  • Mastering reflexive fire
  • Integrating combat breathing
  • Tactical reloads and their proper niche
  • Empty gun reloads
  • Fixing a malfunction with immediate action
  • Fast and effective remedial actions
  • Failure to stop drills
  • 100 or 200-yard zero
  • Low/no light shooting
  • How to handle multiple adversaries
  • Extensive firing drills from 3 to 200-yards+ (range dependent)
  • How to continually improve with dry practice

Pre, concurrent, and post-course supporting material

(Manuals, articles, videos, and web-based content via the DSI Online Defense Academy)

  • Mastering your mind for combat
  • Recognizing reality and learning to operate in it
  • How to operate in and master the chaos of a fight
  • Understanding violence, becoming comfortable with it, and using it to your advantage
  • Psychology of fighting and steeling your mind for the fight
  • Quickly mastering combative sighted fire and never doubting your ability again
  • Avoiding the litigation landmines after a lethal force encounter
  • The color code of mental awareness
  • Drills to develop observation and situational awareness skills
  • How the color code relates to Boyd's decision-making process
  • Detailed dry practice guides

HOW TO REGISTER: Click the course schedule to find the date you would like to attend. Then contact your CFI via email or on our forums. You will need to download and read the course documents, then fill out the one-page registration form and email to him. Once your registration/application is accepted then he will send confirmation and payment instructions.

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