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This course will provide a foundation of weapon handling skills,
tactics, and combat mindset required to effectively deploy a subgun
in an armed confrontation. Shooters of every skill level will benefit
from this comprehensive course. This two-day course is fast paced
and challenging. For the student who is an experienced military
or law enforcement operator, or a civilian with no previous experience
with automatic weapons, this course has much to offer.
A properly equipped subgun in the hands of a trained
is a formidable defensive tool.
Day one begins with comprehensive
- The definition of a sub-machine gun
- Caliber and ammunition selection
- Accessorizing the weapon and shooter to properly deploy a subgun
- The response of the mind and body to the stress of an armed
- Marksmanship fundamentals
- Combat mindset
The advantages and disadvantages of a pistol caliber
automatic carbine are thoroughly reviewed as is the history and
evolution of the subgun itself.
The class is beginning to get the
feel of fully automatic fire.
The afternoon session begins with familiarization
fire with a variety of semiautomatic and automatic weapons. Then
the art of controlling the trigger to create specific round count
bursts is reviewed and practiced until the student can dispense,
2, 3, 4, or 5 round bursts consistently on command. Day one culminates
on the plate racks; 6 nine inch steel plates on a re-settable platform.
It is here where the students learn to ride with the recoil of the
weapon to mow down all 6 steel plates with a single press of the
trigger. It is as fun as it sounds as well as extremely challenging.
Learning the art of riding the recoil is the key
to effective sustained automatic fire.
Day two begins with an extensive
range session covering shooting on the move, alternative firing
positions, stoppage and immediate actions drills.
The ability to deliver accurate fire
while on the move is
critical to deploying the subgun effectively.
Then it is on to the jungle run. There are few things
more exhilarating than engaging multiple steel pepper poppers lurking
in the shadows along a 300-yard jeep trail. The poppers are placed
with care to challenge both the student’s shooting fundamentals
and tactics. Shots may range from 15 to 100 yards. It is an extraordinarily
intense and stimulating experience that few will soon forget.
The jungle run provides a unique opportunity to test a student’s
This course is ideal for the professional required to carry a subgun
for work. It is equally ideal for anyone who has never handled automatic
weapons and simply seeks the experience.
The debriefings at the end of each jungle run furnishes
immediate feedback and identifies areas of focus for the next run.
Equipment – Tac Pro Shooting Center will
provide loaner Colt SMG 9mms for the class. H&K MP5, Thompson
45ACP, and M1 carbines or any similar quality subgun is acceptable
if you wish to provide your own. Bring a minimum of 5 magazines
and an appropriate pouch/holder to carry them. Please ensure that
the weapon, magazines, and specific ammunition you select for the
course are thoroughly tested and 100% reliable. The course requires
a minimum of 1000 rounds of subgun ammunition.
Equipment – Handgun - New, untested, fresh
from the pistolsmith weapons are not recommend. Bring what you carry.
All weapon types are welcome. We believe that most students are
best served by a standard capacity (13 plus rounds) 9mm pistol.
Fine examples include the Para-Ordinance P18.9, Browning Hi-Power,
Glock models 17, 19, and 34. Loaners are available. Bring a minimum
of 4 hi-cap or 7 single stack magazines. The typical round count
for this class is between 250 and 500 rounds. Be certain that the
ammunition you bring for the course functions well in your weapon
before getting to the class. A sturdy gun belt, kydex or leather
outside the waistband holster, and a double magazine pouch are required.
The weather in north Texas can be extreme. The temperature in the
summer months can exceed 100 degrees. Dress in loose light colored
clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat. During the cooler months the
temperature can range from the low 90s to well below freezing. Be
prepared for anything. We suggest dressing in layers. We shoot rain-or-shine
so bring rain gear. Bring two pair of comfortable shoes in case
one is soaked by rain, mud, or sweat. Kneepads and shooting gloves
will contribute to your comfort. Eye and ear protection are required.
Suntan lotion, Ibuprofen, band-aides, first aide tape, and a lawn
chair are a good idea.