A full weekend spent learning Defensive Carbine from Defense Techniques Academy.
This review will be different from most of the other AARs John and I have written. Some backstory: Regular readers of this blog should know by now that I am a special education teacher. The school where I currently work is a non-public special education facility. What this means is that we serve students with […]
In the pantheon of firearms and self-defense instructors who teach classes to the general public, Tom Givens has to rank near the top of anyone’s list. For years I have been reading his writings in magazines and books and listening to podcasts in which he was interviewed. Despite the high regard in which I have […]
This past weekend, both Robert and I had the distinct pleasure of spending three days training with Tom Givens and his Rangemaster staff in Culpeper, VA. Friday was a one day Defensive Shotgun class, and then the weekend proper was devoted to Combative Pistol. Both were hosted by John Murphy of FPF Training at a […]
As I discussed in a recent AAR, at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference, I was able to attend Lee Weems’ block of instruction on the social applications of the lever action rifle. Accordingly, he calls his class “Social Levergun.” At the end of the class, Weems asked us whether we enjoyed the class and found […]
After attending my first Tac Con last year, I had pretty much made up my mind early on that I wanted to attend this year’s 20th Anniversary Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) in Little Rock, AR for the second year in a row. (Check out 2017 AARs here and here.) […]
I continue to view John Murphy of FPF Training as something of a hidden gem in the training industry. My experience in courses I have taken with him to date is that he provides realistic, research-based training. Accordingly, I remain drawn to the menagerie of courses he offers. As it happened, though my plan is, […]