There is no better way to train for real world armed self defense than force-on-force training. No amount of shooting at paper or steel can compare to directly facing a two-legged, thinking, reactive threat. You learn from your mistakes: tactical and practical. And how. The adrenalin rush inspired by the “pain penalty” keeps the training party real. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed the life-long-not-to-say-preserving benefits of force-on-force training. So when Plano Texas’ Patriot Protection contacted TTAG to talk about their UTM Man-Marker round I arranged a day’s FoF for myself and nine of my ballistic BFFs. The concentrated course (for experienced shooters) will run from 10am to 4pm. Course work will include . . .
. Drawing from Concealment
. Stress Reload
. Move & Shoot
. Multiple Threat Engagement
. Intro to Room Clearing
. Shooting from Cover
. Combat / Survival Mindset
Again this is a practical, TTAG-specific course for experienced shooters. Classroom time will be minimal. Participants will use their own [UTM modified] weapons for real world shoot/no shoot scenarios with flesh-and-blood bad guys. All scenarios will be videotaped for analysis.
The course will be held at Patriot Protection’s air conditioned facility in Plano, outside of Dallas, Texas. There are currently seven spaces available. The cost is $300 minus a TTAG ten-percent discount ($290 all in). Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the words I’M IN (all caps) with your phone number and I’ll call you back. First come, first served.
We will, of course, give remote readers a first-hand account of the training. Meanwhile, if those of you who have done force-on-force training in the past could leave a little testimonial below, I’d be much obliged.