ADVANCED CONCEALED CARRY
BEYOND
THE PERMIT

The permit is useless in a deadly encounter

Let that sink in for a minute...

Hopefully the headline grabbed your attention.  If it did, good!  It means you're probably switched on and now you're trying to understand why the heck I wrote that.  It's not a gimmick or a fancy hook.  It's not meant to be sensational.  And, hopefully it's not something that needs a lot of explanation!  If you need to test the above statements - Imagine throwing your permit at someone who's trying to car jack you with your family in the backseat, or throw it at them when they're kicking in your front door while your family is sleeping?  The permit is useless in the context of a deadly encounter.  

Prioritize your training,
not the permit...

The information I'm sharing right now has absolutely nothing to do with your skill level.  It applies to new shooters, those with some experience and maybe even taken a class or two, as well as those that have been shooting for years.  The reason is historically most firearms instruction is geared toward the flat range, basic functionality and safety and minimum standards for a permit.  And, while that's great, of the less than 60% of gun owners take the basic class, less than 20% take a second, or advance class to teach the skills that are needed. 

The CWP certifies you've done the bare minimum to meet the standard...That's not the same as preparing to survive a deadly threat!

Please don't misunderstand what I'm saying here - permits and complying with local, state, and federal law is absolutely important.  But, keep their purpose and application in context.  When all hell breaks loose and you're in the fight of your life for your life or the life of your children, or spouse, how much is your permit going to help?  If you're legally carrying, perfect!  What else?

Let me be even more direct, look at the graphic below and you'll see the conditions in which most permit classes are conducted.  In reality, a deadly encounter will be incredibly violent, dynamic, disorienting, incredibly fast, and depending on the scenario you may be negotiating with vehicles, objects, and other people at the same time.  Does your typical range session indoors, or prepare you for what's coming in reality if the worst comes your way?

Concealed Carry Trap

We get it!  You want the permit to carry legally! And, that's exactly the right thing to do if your city, county, or state requires it.  But, a permit in it of itself certifies you've done the absolute minimum required to carry legally.  Is that what's required to survive a deadly threat?  Years of training and studying encounters and threats and acts of violence provides the student with a resoundingly clear answer to that question - Absolutely Not!!  

Interested in learning by watching how quickly these events can start and end?  John Correia the founder/owner of Active Self Protection does an amazing job capturing, cataloging and breaking down these events in his YouTube Channel.  

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Checking in...
Are you tracking with me?

Before we go any further let's do a quick check in.  At this point you're hopefully understand that deadly encounters are extremely violent, dynamic, confusing, adrenalin pumped, and stressful events. And you understanding that permits are important, but; when it actually comes to winning the fight, a permit is useless.  And, while many have shot before with family, friends, and even in basic classes, those experiences are insufficient for the context and preparation of being a defensive pistol practitioner.

If you're tracking with me... Awesome!  Read on!  If not, feel free to bug out.  But, please don't let your false sense of readiness put you or your family in danger... you owe it to yourself and them!

What do I need?
How do I make sure I'm ready?

Before we go any further let's do a quick check in.  At this point you're hopefully understand that deadly encounters are extremely violent, dynamic, confusing, adrenalin pumped, and stressful events. And you understanding that permits are important, but; when it actually comes to winning the fight, a permit is useless.  And, while many have shot before with family, friends, and even in basic classes, those experiences are insufficient for the context and preparation of being a defensive pistol practitioner.

If you're tracking with me... Awesome!  Read on!  If not, feel free to bug out.  But, please don't let your false sense of readiness put you or your family in danger... you owe it to yourself and them!

The first thing you need is absolutely free but critical. You must have a no BS intellectually and emotionally honest conversation with yourself about your current status and readiness.  Raising your hand and saying, I get it, that's me, I'm absolutely not ready is the best place to start if that's you.  How do you know if this is you, answer these questions as true or false:

  1. You study violent crimes and assaults and have a solid understand of how, when, and what happens?

  2. You train physically on a regular basis with weight resistance, and cardio for endurance?

  3. You have a basic understanding and skillset to defend yourself with open hands, no weapons?

  4. Your firearms training is at least quarterly with a minimum of  100-200 rounds per session?

  5. Your firearms training includes stress, movement, decision making, and shoot/don't shoot targets?

  6. You actively train drawing from concealment, in vehicles, and around your home?

  7. You understand the difference between concealment and cover and know  how to use them effectively?

  8. You train at least once a year in low light, or no light environments?

  9. You've prepared yourself mentally, emotionally, and structurally for a fight and have developed the mindset to fight and win?

  10. You understand the principles of shooting from retention, know when to draw and how to protect the gun throughout to ensure you keep it and threat gets the rounds you fire?

Let's assess your responses to the above? 

 

For every true answers give yourself 10 points, for false no points.  What was your score?  Max possible score is 100...  So, 10 out of 10, or 100 would be 100%.  

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Okay - reality check.  Where did you score?  The color coding of the above graphic should help you get a quick read on your ability to respond to a thread.  I probably don't need to tell you what it means if your score is below 60%.  Because this is a serious topic, I'm going to be direct.  In a deadly encounter having the highest level or preparedness increases your odds of survival.  And while there's no absolutes here, especially in deadly encounters, to the degree you are unprepared, chance, luck, and hope are not on your side.  And, as they say, hope is great, but not a great strategy for war.  And, when it's your families, friends, and your life on the line - believe me you will be in a war to survive.

This is your current state.
It doesn't have to end here...

You have a choice, the ability, and if you've read this far, the motivation to take your training to the next level.  The great new is... You don't need to be a Navy Seal, Ranger, Special Forces, or even military or Law Enforcement to get the training you need.  And, frankly speaking, you're exactly where most of us start our training, and development.  The only question is - will you do it?  Will you make the effort?  Shooting is simple, but it's not easy.  And, like all skills that are performed well, they can be trained, honed, and perfected with consistent focus, and practice.   Are you in?  If so... keep reading.  If not, thanks for making it this far, hit the image below and at get a free guide from the USCCA.

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"Shooting is simple - but it's not easy"

I'm committed and ready...what should I do next?

The act of shooting, sending the round downrange and hitting your target consistently, reliably, in varying conditions, from varying and often uncomfortable positions, under stress is the objective.  The culmination of doing the right things, in the right way at the right time - is the path to proficiency, confidence, and assurance.  To do that, I'm going to provide a list below based on my years of training, studying, and teaching that I believe builds the foundation for success.

We've designed this course for new and returning shooters
We'll get you set up, up and running, and provide
everything you need to win!

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This Advanced Concealed Carry - Beyond the Permit course is your get it done plan. We've tested, experimented, evolved, and created the best format and formula for success.  The training covers everything in the static and dynamic curriculum listed above and stops just short of Force on Force.

In 2.5 days of training you'll put in over 20 hours of the best training we can offer and still get it done within a weekend to maximize your time and training benefit safely.   Here's a few highlights of what's included in the 2.5 Days of training:

  • Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry - Idaho

  • Firearms Safety, Range Safety, and Range Etiquette

  • Gear Evaluation, Set up, and Optimization

  • Firearm Design and Function - Semi Automatic and Revolver

  • Kinesthetic Alignment and Natural Point of Aim

  • Foundations of Stance, Grip, Sight Alignment, and Trigger Manipulation

  • Fundamentals of the perfect draw from the holster

  • Principles of Defensive Pistol - Protecting the gun, presentation, firing, and recovery

  • Sight Picture - Defensive and Marksmanship

  • Carry Optics - Strategy for managing your optic and sight picture

  • Defensive Engagements - Shot Placement at 3, 5, 7, and 10 yards

  • Managing stress and your natural responses to a threat

  • Loading and Reloading to include Admin, Emergency, and Tactical

  • Multiple Threats - Multiple Distances - Managing the hostile environment

  • Understanding the Scene - What's happening and what may happen next

  • Concealment and Cover - Expectations and Management

  • Strong side and weak side - to Include transitioning the firearm

  • Failure that can happen and how to clear them and get the gun up and running

  • Movement - How to move - and shooting solutions with movement

  • Elevation changes - Using them to your advantage

  • Intro to Defending the Draw - Close Engagement - when to draw and how draw

  • Drawing from Concealment, reloads, garment management

  • and much more...

That's an amazing amount of information
with professional instruction with live fire
drills to reinforce the training!

If you're serious about the carrying a firearm as your choice for personal and family protection - then this class is for you!

If you were take each class separately to cover the information, training, and experience you'll gain in this class, you're looking at well over $700 - $800 dollars and about 30 hours of instruction time.  And, if you'd prefer to break up your training, you absolutely can and we'd be happy to get you scheduled for our individual classes.  But, if you decide you want to get this done, with serious focus and commitment and save time while still getting incredible training  - then this class is for you!  

For a limited time we're offering this class at a low rate of $375 and includes:

  • Training guides/Handouts

  • Certificate of Completions

  • Completed Sign Off of Application for Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

  • 2 - 30 Min Zoom Personal Coaching Session, or 1 Private on the Range (1 hour)