Bitter Clinger wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:32 am
May I ask you to share with us what class you took and your impression / opinion of the instructor and his curriculum? Thanks!!
Of course you may.....
The instructor was John Murphy of FPF Training fpftraining.com
, he came all the way from Culpeper VA. First, he is my wife's cousin and I have wanted to take his classes, but is hard to get to where he is due to my work. You can see is bio on his site and training calendar (I believe he will be in OK City in October). He also hosts several other trainers throughout the year in Culpeper.
His class was "Concealed Carry: Advanced Skill's and Tactics (ASAT)", two days 8-4 on Saturday and 8-3:30 on Sunday, we started a little later on Sunday and wanted to complete before the heat of day was highest.
Day 1: "Skills beyond the gun" - he used a ton of video of self defense shootings, road rage encounters and basically we discussed the outcomes from the example incidents and also used laser training guns, pepper spray trainers (water filled) and learned about MUC (managing unknown contacts) doing role play exercises.
Day 2: range day - started the day with draw stroke evaluation and drills, with a progressive format going from simple to complex shooting exercises throughout the day. We utilized the "MUC" role play as well in different scenarios given to us, some shoot no-shoot drills, shooting "hearts and mind" drills and later incorporating simulated target head movement by John pointing (with a laser) to one of the 3 heads on the target after the center mass hits (yes 3 headed targets - his genius). We also used movement - right to left, using a buddy to conceal a draw and engaging the target and "getting out of the hole" utilizing shooting from retention and backward movement on 3 attackers. There are other drills that I won't go into here. My brain was fried at the end of the day and had to sit out on one of the "blind" drills (taking you to the target without seeing it and having you turn around to a scenario and making a decision about it). There was one more drill after that I did complete and then we went home.
I learned a lot of new skills and confidence, I know that I had the least amount of formal training, but was pretty on par with several after this class. I highly recommend this course and hope to get him back for his "Concealed Carry: Vehicle Environment Skills" course.