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Surviving an Armed Encounter Live Fire Course

Understanding the dynamics of coming in contact with an Active Shooter, best method to break contact or engagement including being able to deploy combat medicine which is included in the course.

Duration: 10 hours, 1 day



kyle gonzales

Instructor Bio

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Surviving an Armed Encounter: Live Fire Fire Course with Tactical Med and Survivability Training

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Topics Covered

  1. Course Outline
  2. Understanding Performance Based Training
  3. Strict Focus on Accuracy
  4. Methods of exiting shooting positions
  5. Proper entry into shooting positions
  6. How to effectively shoot on the move
  7. Calling your shots
  8. the characteristics of the attacker
  9. Adversary weapons familiarization
  10. Effective response to adversaries wearing ballistic armorer will be shown and perfected
  11. Tactical building movements to be used during escape and evasion
  12. Perfect both defensive armed and unarmed responses and test our level of proficiency in these responses by conducting live fire drills and utilizing force-on-force training methods
  13. Multiple target engagement
  14. Understanding the proper use of a shot timer during training

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Expectations and Outcomes

November 17th, aboard Sentinel LTC Shooting Range in Whitewright, TX. 1 day event, 8 hours plus, cost $200 each, 500 rounds total. Surviving an Armed Encounter: Live Fire Course w/Tactical Med and Survivability Training. Intro into Home Defense which will include a brief overview of M.O.U.T, a USMC program, of what one does leading up to before they breach the doorway and an overview of CQB Training, a USMC program, of what an individual does once they've breached the threshold and are now inside the actual building facing a threat or potential high risk environment. It will all be incorporated into USCCA's Home Defense Course. Both of these courses are the foundation of what lies ahead


This course is designed for shooters that have attended the VDG/Geronimo LTC Training Academy course or equivalent, a less advanced course is also offered upon request. This course is a physically demanding course, requiring students to move rapidly between positions of up to 50 yards. Students must be realistic about their physical condition and gun handling skills if considering attending this course. Background checks are required, unless the student has a permit to carry from his/her state of residency or is a sworn law enforcement officer, corrections officer, private licensed security, or US Military personnel. Documented completion of a basic handgun safety course is required.
Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

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Active Shooter Response Training

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Documentation Requirements

Required documents, the individual must have on them the day of the course.

State Drivers License, Government Issued Military ID, Passport, State issue concealed carry license

The instructor requires a copy of your driver's license once you register.

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  1. 3.)Required Equipment
  2. Handgun, major caliber 9MM, 357 SIG, 40 S&W, 45 ACP
  3. Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster
  4. Magazine pouch
  5. 3 magazines
  6. Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  7. Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  8. Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  9. Hydration system
  10. Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  11. Recommend electronic hearing protection or earmuffs and earplugs
  12. 4.)Ammo
  13. Estimated round count: 500 rounds pistol
  14. Non-toxic, non-jacketed FRANGIBLE ammunition is not required but maybe used. Remember train with what you shoot.
  15. Ammunition is available for purchase from Sentinel LTC Shooting Range or your local sporting good store or ranges.