Force on Force Course Description
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Force on Force is probably the most important
training that anyone carrying a handgun for self defense will
receive. This is an opportunity to experience the extraordinary
stress and speed of a gunfight without anyone going to the hospital
or morgue. paint cartridge weapons and ammunition are utilized
to add realism to the training. They function and feel
like a Glock 17. The impact of the paint cartridge round,
although safe, does sting enough to motivate the students
to avoid it. This is the perfect testing ground to validate
your training and mind set in as close to a real gunfight situation
as anyone wants to experience.
Day One will begin in the classroom to discuss
the true nature of gunfights. This includes a detailed review
of how the mind and body operates under stress. Auditory exclusion,
tunnel vision, freezing; all are symptoms that must be dealt
with under stress. Then the class will move to the physical
training area. There the fundamentals of weapon retention and
takeaways are taught and practiced. Most pistol fights occur
at or near contact distance. Knowing how to retain your weapon
and/or taking your opponent’s from him may turn the tide
of the fight. The afternoon will include briefings on paint
cartridges, scenario training safety procedures, and the proper
methods of donning the mandatory safety gear. Then the scenarios
begin. The scenarios are set up on tactical ranges and may utilize
a shoot house with movable walls and operable doors and windows.
The course begins with critical classroom discussions on the true
nature of a gunfight.
Day Two will be focused entirely on various
training scenarios. These may include simulations of a robbery
at a convenience store, a street mugging, or rape attempt of a
student’s loved one, with any number of actors playing hostile
and innocent roles. The scenarios are often taken from police
reports of actual events to keep the situations realistic. It
is up to the individual student to determine how to solve whatever
problem is presented. The best response in some scenarios may
be flight or avoidance. In other cases the threat can only be
overcome with immediate application of deadly force. Life and
death decisions will be made (right or wrong) in milliseconds
under extreme psychological pressure. There is no substitute for
experience and this is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire
Scenarios, like this one that involves the student
(right) encountering felons in the midst of an escalating disagreement,
require judgment and immediate action to survive.
Gunfights often occur at contact distances. Familiarity with countering
gun grabs and edged weapons will enhance your survivability.
Debriefing at the end of each scenario is vital to the learning
Requirements - Prospective students for this
course must attend the Primary and Intermediate Pistol classes
at Tac Pro Shooting Center prior to enrolling in the Force on
Force class. In order to benefit most from the training each student
must have a thorough grounding in the fundamentals as taught by
Tac Pro Shooting Center. This ensures that everyone shares a common
knowledge base and avoids wasting other student’s time teaching
fundamental skills required for entry into the course.
Equipment – All paint cartridge weapons
and ammunition are provided. If you have a favored holster for
a Glock 17 feel free to bring it. Otherwise, one will be provided.
The marking die in the paint cartridge Ammo is machine washable,
but may permanently stain clothing. Choose you clothing accordingly.
Long sleeves and pants are recommended. Bullet resistant vests
are not permitted.
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. Although this
is not an athletic event the course is physical. Kneepads and
shooting gloves will contribute to your comfort. Bring paper and
pens for taking notes. Eye and ear protection are required. Suntan
lotion, Ibuprofen, band-aides, first aide tape, and a lawn chair
are a good idea.