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10 Aug, 2022
$ 75.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

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Someone that is bleeding excessively from a gunshot or similar wound has as little as 90 seconds to live. Don't just stand there—learn the techniques anyone can use to buy the precious time needed until EMS arrives. No prior first aid or medical training is needed! In this course you will learn some of the following:

  • Situational Safety & Security Considerations
  • Treatment of Massive Bleeding
  • Treatment of Airway Obstructions
  • Treatment of a Tension Pneumothorax
  • Needle Decompression of a Tension Pneumothorax
  • Tourniquet Staging & Use
  • Hemostatic Agents
  • Evisceration Injuries
  • Building your Blowout / IFAK

Attendees will receive live instruction, hands-on demonstrations, and Course Certificate. Register today before seats are sold out. This is NOT a general First-Aid & CPR class, however we highly suggest getting certified in general First-Aid & CPR also. This course specifically covers gunshot wounds and massive bleeding.

Event Capacity22 Open Seats11
13 Aug, 2022
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

rso colorsmThis course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and may include a Range facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form.

PLEASE NOTE: Certs are issued by the NRA training department, therefore there is also additional certification and processing fees payable to the NRA.  ($30.00 for NRA members & $50.00 for non-members) for initial certification as a NRA RSO. All first time instructors, coaches, and range safety officers pay a flat credentialing fee of $50 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $20 per rating. Renewals are $50 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.
NRA Member Benefit: credentialing fees are $30 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $10 per rating. Renewals are $30 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

Event Capacity8 Open Seats4
14 Aug, 2022
$ 100.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Course

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Carry in 37 States

APPROVED COURSE FOR MASSACHUSETTS CLASS A LTC's

Event Capacity22 Open Seats14
20 Aug, 2022
$ 785.00
Londonderry Fish and Game Instructor: Robert Boilard Advanced | Student Level Classes

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN /w John Farnam

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN /w John Farnam

DTI LogobkThis course is designed to prepare the defensive shotgunner for the safe handling and use of this specialized weapon.

Shotguns not only provide an excellent means of self-defense, they are also used for hunting and recreation. Defense Training International focuses on the basic principles of shotgun shooting for defense use but these same skills equally apply to other sporting uses.

You will learn how to safely load and unload a shotgun and how to safely store it for defense use in the home. Our goal is to teach you how to quickly acquire a target and allow you to respond appropriately. In addition, you will learn how to reduce stoppages.

DTI recommends using a twelve gauge but twenty is also acceptable. Nearly any quality shotgun will do, but we would like you to have a good deal of experience handling a suitable defensive shotgun. John recommends the Remington 870 pump and 1187 autoloader, the Beretta 1201 autoloader and the Benelli Super 90 autoloader, and the Mossburg 590 pump, all in the law enforcement version. Barrel length should not exceed twenty inches. We do not recommend the Winchester pump or autoloader or the Ithaca pump or autoloader. Your shotgun should have a stock, either fixed or folding. Shotguns must have slings, as we will be running a hot range.

shotgunYou will need 100 rounds of shotgun ammunition. We recommend 00 buckshot in the standard, nine-pellet load. Federal, Remington, Winchester and other reputable manufacturers produce this load in great abundance, as it is the standard used by most law enforcement departments. Other sizes of buckshot are acceptable, but 00 renders the best performance. We do not recommend any of the magnum shotshell loading, 2 3/4″ or 3″. The magnum loadings are very uncomfortable to shoot and offer little benefit in return. We do not recommend birdshot and other reduced-recoil loadings. You need to practice shooting the real thing!

If you do not have a shotgun and will not be able to acquire or borrow one for the class, let us know.

August 20 & 21, 2022
Cost: $785.00

Register on the DTI site here!

Event Capacity15 Open Seats15
27 Aug, 2022
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Beginner | Student Level Classes

(Basic Handgun) - SAFTEA F.A.S.T. Handgun

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PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Defensive Strategies, LLC has replaced NRA BASIC PISTOL with SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “F.A.S.T Handgun” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun "Fundamentals and Safety Training", a basic understanding of ammunition and how it functions as well as the shooting fundamentals.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the safe use of a firearm – in this case a handgun. F.A.S.T Handgun is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn the basics of operation, cleaning and maintenance, safety and much more in a convenient 4 to 8 hour course. “F.A.S.T Handgun” is also meant as an introductory course for students new to handguns prior to taking SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 or NRA Defensive Pistol.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

Event Capacity22 Open Seats17
28 Aug, 2022

Ladies Only Pistol Class

women onlySorry guys, but this class is all about the Ladies. This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns as well as other women only specific topics. The ladies will learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; two handed standing position; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. The Ladies will receive a course completion certificate after taking a basic Student Examination.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

Event Capacity22 Open Seats19
07 Sep, 2022
Free
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Bass Pro Shops | Student Level Classes

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety (FREE)

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety - FREE

freeclassThis FREE introductory non-shooting course is 2 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety, handling, proper grip, storage and maintenance. Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and operation; ammunition & components; how to load and unload certain action types; shooting fundamentals; primary causes of firearms accidents; and cleaning the firearm. This non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the mindset necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.

This class is open to the general public. Bass Pro Shops & Defensive Strategies, LLC wants everyone to know basic firearm safety.... so come join us on the the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for this class. Registration is require.

Please Note: This is a Non-Shooting Course conducted in the classroom only.

Please Note: If you need a Certificate as proof of attendance for your gun club, the courts or for whatever reason, we are happy to do so for a fee of $25.

Class Location:

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road
(Above Jacques Flowers)
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

First Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Event Capacity24 Open Seats22
10 Sep, 2022
$ 125.00
Londonderry Fish and Game Instructor: Robert Boilard Advanced | Intermediate | Student Level Classes

3 Gun Dog Fight! The Range Session for Operators!

youtubeheaderEveryone's an Operator until it's time to do Operator stuff! We all know it, we all seen and heard them. Well, here's your chance to prove it. You've got the guns, you've got the ammo and all the fancy accessories, now let's see if you've got the brawn and the skill set to use it. The Dog Fight!, is a full day range session to test your skills and see if you reign victor at the end of the day. Sign up now since we only take 12 people per session.

The session will start with simple drills to eliminate the newbies and facebook warriors, each drill will become increasingly more difficult and complex as the day goes on with multiple threats, positions, mag changes, platform transitions and much more. Try to keep up so you don't get eliminated as there are various reasons that you might (just keep reading......

You will encounter active threats, hostage situations, shoot & no-shoot targets, timed drills, you will also encounter mag changes, gun stoppages, platform transitions and need to make quick decisions in dynamic situations. The question is will you still be standing at the end of the day. This is the time to test your gear, yourself, your skills and decision making in real encounters. You will shoot on the move, behind barricades, standing, kneeling, prone etc. If this all sounds too difficult for you, it probably is, only one way to find out; you can participate or you can continue to be a gun owning couch potato. The decision is yours!

Non-Inclusive list of Elimination Factors:

  • Too many unaccounted rounds.
  • Hitting No-threat targets.
  • Failure to Follow directions.
  • Gear or safeties that do not work. 
        ~  All gear will be checked at the begining of the session.
  • Unsafe holsters or holstering.
  • Killing a Hostage.
  • Elimination by a Range Officer.

Gear Needed:

  • Any Rifle, AK, AR, PC Carbine or AR/AK Pistol with sling. (Slings are not optional).
  • Iron sights, Red Dot or magnified scopes acceptable.
  • 2 magazines with mag carrier or chest rig for Rifle magazines.
  • Semi-auto handgun with strong side or appendix holster.  MOS sights OK - no other carry mode acceptable.
      ~ Note: Appendix carry is not the preferred carry method for slung rifles.
  • 2 magazines & mag carrier for pistol magazines.
  • 200 rounds handgun ammunition. NO remanufactured or reloaded ammunition.
  • 200 rounds rifle ammunition. NO remanufactured or reloaded ammunition.
  • Hydration
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Knee pads optional

This is NOT a competition, this is a skills test, there are no prizes, no atta-boy's or kudos other than the satisfaction that you attended and knowing you can keep up with other operators. Successful attendees still standing at the end of the day will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are in the top 1% of all gun owners. You may fail, you may prevail, but we guarantee you will have a lot of fun and learn a lot!

Note:  All operators will received a "Certificate of Attendance" indicating highest stage achieved. Sorry no participation trophy's today.
Note:  You can change guns at anytime during the session with Range Officer approval after safety check of the gun. Failure to notify range officer will result in dismissal.

Failure to observe the rules of safe firearm handling will result in immediate dismissal from the session. This includes muzzle discipline, trigger finger discipline, flagging anyone or yourself, not using safety on slung rifles, and others as determined by a range officer. If you don't have these basic fundamentals down including working from a holster, you probably should not sign up for this range session.

Event Capacity10 Open Seats5
14 Sep, 2022
$ 75.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes | Law Classes

Gun Law and the Use of Force Seminar

Gun Law and the Use of Force Seminar

with Firearms Attorney Sean List

Come Spend the evening with New Hampshire's Prominent Firearms Attorney Sean List.

 

seanlistThis is the perfect time for you learn the necessary things you need to know about firearms law.  Improper use of your firearm can get you into serious legal trouble if not land you in jail. If you're a gun owner and own a gun for personal or home protection or carry a firearm on a regular basis in New Hampshire or other states; you're going to want to take this class. In this class we will discuss the law aspects of firearms and personal protection, the use of lethal force in and outside the home and how it applies to private citizens, protection of others, selling, buying, concealed vs. open carry and much, much more.  (Course 3-4 Hours). There is a question and answer session after the seminar allowing you ask the questions you've been wanting to ask. Come ask an actual Attorney and get the facts you need to protect yourself.  

Topics in this course:

  • NH Permits & Licensing
  • NH State Law vs. Federal Laws and how they interact.
  • NH RSA:159 Public Safety & Welfare
  • NH RSA:207 Fish & Game
  • NH RSA:627 Criminal Code
  • NH RSA:630 & 650 Criminal Code
  • Traveling with your firearm (Autos, Planes & Trains)
  • When you can Use of Lethal Force and what you ABSOLUTELY need to know.
  • Selling and Buying guns, private sales, interstate & intrastate
  • thelawTransferred Intent
  • Disparity of Force and what it means
  • Defending Life & Property (know the difference)
  • Carrying in Schools and what you need to know.
  • The aftermath of a defensive shooting and Dealing with the Police
  • Legal Defense Insurance
  • Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA)
  • Preemption Laws and How they apply
  • NH Stand your Ground Law
  • The NH Castle Doctrine
  • What is Justifiable Homicide
  • Where you can legally carry and where you can't.
  • How Fish & Game laws also apply to you.
  • Pistols, Shotguns & Rifles
  • And Much More.
Event Capacity22 Open Seats21
24 Sep, 2022

Ladies Only Pistol Class

women onlySorry guys, but this class is all about the Ladies. This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns as well as other women only specific topics. The ladies will learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; two handed standing position; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. The Ladies will receive a course completion certificate after taking a basic Student Examination.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

Event Capacity22 Open Seats20

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