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USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals

The "Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Course," is a comprehensive seminar for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self defense. The class is a non-shooting class and is approx 8 hours long. In this seminar you will learn conflict avoidance, situational awareness; handgun, shotgun & AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

This mid level Course uses curriculum developed by renowned Firearms Trainer and USCCA Vice President, Michael Martin. This multi-faceted course includes training from Michael Martin's 'Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals'. This course advances the mindset for the responsible defensive firearms owner by focusing on and understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; handgun & shotgun basics; shooting fundamentals; the Physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of the use of deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath; and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

USCCA Instructors $150 Course fee includes: 8 hours of Classroom Instruction, Course materials including a copy of Michael Martin's 200+ page training manual "Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals" (a $31.95 Value!). A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course. Please note this course has no live shooting component.

Topics include developing your own personal and home protection plan, firearm basics, shooting fundamentals, legal use of force, physiology of violent encounters, dealing with the aftermath, and gear selection.


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Lesson Topics Include:


   » Why is Conflict Avoidance so Important?
   » Situational Awareness
   » The Color Codes of Awareness
   » Observing our Environments
   » More on Conflict Avoidance
   » Planning for Home Defense
   » Mental Exercises

Lesson Two

   » Four Universal Safety Rules
   » Properly Clearing Semi-Automatics and Revolvers
   » Additional Safety Considerations
   » Double Action versus Single Action
   » Revolver and Semi-Automatic Examples
   » Other Considerations
   » Ammunition Malfunctions
   » Understanding Ammunition, Ballistics, Take Down Factor, Gauge & Calibers
   » An Introduction to Home Defense Shotguns, and the AR-15 Platform
   » Tasers and Pepper Spray

Lesson Three

   » Muscle Memory
   » Proper Grip
   » Stance: Body and Arm Positions
   » Point Shooting
   » Sight Shooting
   » Flash Sight Picture
   » Trigger Control

Lesson Four
:  The Legal Use of Force

   » Legal Definitions of Reasonable Force and Deadly Force
   » Understanding the Use of Force Continuum
   » The Legal Use of Deadly Force
   » Defense in the Home
   » Defending Property

Lesson Five
:  Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath

   » Understanding Fight or Flight
   » The Physiological Reactions Associated with Extreme Stress
   » When We’re Left with No Other Choice
   » When the Right to use Deadly Force Ends
   » The Immediate Aftermath
   » Dealing with the Police

Lesson Six
:  Gear and Gadgets

   » Explaining Holster Retention
   » Types of Holsters
   » Other Gear Including Belts, Lights and Lasers

Lesson Seven
:  Basic and Advanced Skills

   » Properly and Safely Conducting Dry Fire Exercises
   » Self-Led and Instructor-Led Range Exercises from Beginner to Expert
   » What’s Next?


April 6, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $150 per student

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road - 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH 03102

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