SwampRat and I were discussing how the cost of ammo continually rising is going to force a lot of members to not be able to attend firearms courses offered in the future.
I'd had an idea about using air soft gas guns that shoot 6mm plastic pellets for classes in the event the ammo supply and/or cost got out of control, which at this point it looks like it's happening and not going to get better anytime soon.
Air-soft's that run on green gas or propane are constantly used in Force on Force classes already across the country by several instructors. Force on Force training is something everyone should experience in a training environment as it will show you just what will and won't work in the real world of SD on the streets.
Surviving an event where you need to use your firearm involves tactics, mindset, as well as fast gun handling skills to include moving off line while drawing and using a multitude of skills to be able to survive on the streets, not just pure gun handling skills practiced on a static line range that most only have access to.
What SwampRat and I came up with is offering a class using air-softs and giving the students an opportunity to:
1. Save money
2. Learn 6 life saving threat focused gun handling/shooting skills used from distances ranging from 4-21 feet
3. Gun disarms when threatened from the front, from behind and from either side
4. Learn through Force on Force training how to use those skill to draw while moving and shooting with combat accuracy to put rounds [ COM ] on threat immediately.
5. Learn skills and tactics you can use when confronted with multiple aggressors which increase your chances of surviving in a training environment that's safe and yet as realistic as you can get before you are involved in a gunfight
Here's what SwampRat and I are offering the members of Florida Carry exclusively at this time.
For $500.00 for a full two days, the student will be supplied with a holster [ right or left handed ], an air-soft training pistol, 3 magazines and all the pellets they'll need for the two days.
All the student needs to bring is themselves, eye and ear protection and a loose fitting shirt to be used when we get to the Force on Force training on the second day. I've run Force on Force classes as an adjunct to local events and private training out here in Arizona, but this is the first time I'll be taking this training on the road.
I'll need 10 students to make this happen. SwampRat and I are looking for members who think this is something they'd be interested in. If we get 10 people to commit to this training, we'll schedule a date in Sept or October of this year.
If there is enough interest and we announce the venue in the future, we can accommodate the first 10 people and no more in this type of class based on the amount of air-softs to be supplied.
If you are interested in not spending another $350-500.00 in ammo plus the cost of the course to attend and still get these skills and learn how to move and shoot in a safe environment, learn the tactics used when it's up close and personal to be able to access your own firearm and increase your chances of surviving an encounter, let us know.