For many if not most people, obtaining a Concealed Carry permit or license and carrying a firearm for self-protection is done because frankly, they cannot afford the significant expense of hiring a 24 X 7 close protection team to ensure the safety of themselves and their loved ones. By carrying that firearm they are (whether they've realized it or not) essentially taking on the role of a key member of the close protection team, the personal bodyguard.
I'm sure you'll agree that you and your loved ones fully deserve the best personal protection available. Towards that end, and over and above our advanced firearms training, our advanced courses include much of the pertinent knowledge and many of the skills necessary to provide that high level of protection as depicted below.
The absolute key to being effective at securing the safety of your VIP clients (yourself and your loved ones) is a full understanding of the philosophy, prime directive and goals of the close protection bodyguard. You'll learn how this person's responsibilities are significantly different from other members of a close protection team. Additionally you'll learn the key elements of achieving the mindset that is required.
The APCS (Advanced Personal Combat System) shooting style that you will be taught will probably be significantly different from the tried and true (and old) shooting style you've been taught. Our APCS is a civilian subset of the Center Axis Relock (CAR) shooting style taught to and utilized by special operations personnel in government, military and civialian security organizations around the world including the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. It has also been recently featured in a movie, a video game and in a popular techo-thriller novel.
This style was developed specifically for close quarters combat, and lends itself particulary well to the kinds and type of situations most commonly encountered by individuals in personal defense. It works particulary well when the body is undergoing the stress of the Body Alarm Response, virtually eliminates felt recoil and muzzle flip (thus allowing faster and more accurate shooting), offers excellent weapon retention in close quarters and more.
Your home is your castle, and we provide you with a security specialist's checklist of items and procedures to insure your home is as secure as possible. We'll also discuss your safe room and what should be kept there including items many people forget.
We'll also be discussing things like a very simple way to tell if your home has been entered while you were out before re-entering it and wichout having an alarm system.
We'll cover the areas in which you need to brief your family in order to maintain security in your home, including procedures for:
Here we discuss the maintenance of situational awareness in your everyday life by using Jeff Cooper's color coded levels of awareness. For those that already carry a firearm for personal protection, this part should be a review. However, past that we'll be discussing:
No, we won't be going out and teaching you to do J-turns and "Rockfords" (but we can arrange a field trip to where an ex Navy SEAL will teach you those and more). We will teach you methods and techniques that will significantly upgrade your driving and increase your security.
I'll go through each of the items I carry with me every day and explain the importance of each. I'll also give you a short list of optional items that you may wish to consider depending upon where you will be going or what you will be doing.
I'll show you the items that you should normally keep within reach in your briefcase, computer bag, purse, fanny pack, etc. and the use of each.
There should be three distinct types of gear in your vehicle at all times and I'll show you what should be in each.
What you should know about surveillance and counter surveillance techniques.
Are you being "eyed"? How to tell if someone might be targeting you, and what to do about it.
Is someone watching you? Whether you are walking or driving, I'll show you simple methods to find out, and tell you what to do about them.
What exactly is an ambush, and what you should know to survive the encounter.
Learn the methods and techniques that can keep you from becoming a carjacking victim.
One of the things that is rarely taught in firearms classes is what to do with non-lethal threats. Learn why it is critical for you to have a means for countering or defending against these threats if you carry a firearm, and how to do that without extensive martial arts or other such training.
You may have occasion to use busses, taxis, trains or airplanes. Learn the security problems associated with them and the means by which you can maintain your security, even on an airplane.
Hotels and motels have a number of security problems associated with them. Learn what they are and how best to avoid or deal with them.
Learn how to escape from common restraints used by criminals such as duct tape, rope, zip ties or handcuffs. Learn how to escape from the trunk of a car even if it does not have an emergency latch release (pre 2000 cars) or the emergency latch release has been disabled.
Maintaining your family's security in a SHTF situation offers a completely new set of challenges, many of which are not thought about by most people. We'll highlight some of these to increase the awareness of folks should the be a situation which causes civil unrest. (Unfortunately for some there are no clear cut answers.)