02.11.17 Are you willing to do what it takes to save your life or your loved ones?
Most people answer yes, of course. Of course most people also say they want to to get more firearms training or to go the gym or to lose weight. How many New Year’s resolutions have been made and are already broken? If you are one of those people, don’t feel bad. More often or not you have the wrong goals and you have never been taught how to achieve your goals. There are a lot of organizations, companies, gun shops and programs out there that teach people to shoot a weapon. The Pulse O2DA Defense Academy is different. Our goal is to teach individuals, groups, and businesses the necessary skills to successfully defend life and property. Quite frankly, non of us are very impressed with your ability to put holes in a static paper target at the range. Even if you are an experienced shooter, do you have the knowledge, skills and mindset to win a gunfight?
If you are considering taking the next step in your training or even if you are a new shooter, we can help you to acquire the skills to be a gunfighter and have the ability to win. We can help you to set and achieve your goals if you are willing to put in the time and the effort. We have the system and the resources. We have online material, printed material and manuals, and training protocols that will develop the skills you want, the skills you need. Our training is based on modern neuroscience research which has been pioneered by people like Dustin Salomon. Many schools brag about the number of rounds you shoot. We brag about the skills you acquire and the gunfighter that we will turn you into. As stated in Dustin Salomon’s book, Building Shooters ” The ‘shoot more rounds until you get better’ method is like using a misting sprinkler to fill up a glass of water from ten yards away. It will fill the glass, given enough water and time; however, it is certainly not an optimal use of either resource.”
So you need to take the next step. First, buy With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham and read it. You can find it at you local bookstore or on Amazon. Then sign up with the Pulse O2DA Defense Academy. Then develop you own personal “smartsheet” training plan (STP). Then give us a call. If you don’t take the time and effort to complete these simple task, then you are like the person who buys the gym membership but never goes. The only winner is the gym owner.
12.14.16 Alexandria Gbur becomes first certified woman instructor for Pulse O2DA.
Alexandria “Alex” Gbur recently became the first woman to qualify as a Pulse O2DA certified combative firearms instructor.
Alex comes from the Northern Ohio Gbur dynasty otherwise known as Toledo Tactical. She is a member of the NRA and is a certified NRA instructor. She has taught basic hand gun skills and CCW classes since January of 2013.
Alex recognized the need for practical, real world firearm training and became a CFI in October 2016. Her goal is to encourage and empower women to learn life-saving skills to defend themselves and their families. More information on their courses will be listed here soon.
12.13.16 Should I buy a gun? A primer for the prospective gun buyer.
Americans are unnerved by current events. Political unrest, terrorism, immigration, mob violence, police ambushes dominate their headlines. Gun sales are at all time highs as many Americans consider purchasing a gun in order to defend their life and property. Should you buy a gun? This short primer is designed to help you answer this question, and will describe:
- The critical issues to consider before buying a gun for self-defense.
- The firearms training necessary for self-defense.
- The gun and accessories you should purchase.
Click this link to download the PDF “Should You Buy A Gun”. This PDF includes a free 5-day all-access pass to the O2DA Defense Academy and a specially discounted $19 per month on-going membership. You can find out more information by contacting Toledo Tactical at (419) 913-2715 or visiting our on-line store at toltac.com.
The Pulse O2DA “Training Ladder” is at the core of our training resources. Our training ladder moves a firearms novice through four stages of skill development:
1. Developing basic firearms fundamentals with handgun, shotgun, and rifle.
2. Applying these skills to individual maneuver for self-defense.
3. Developing team tactics necessary to defend business, church, and school.
4. Learning small unit tactics for defense of neighborhoods and communities.
Nowhere is the old adage “you get what you pay for” more appropriate than firearms training. You don’t need to take a second mortgage to pay for good training, but you better be prepared to a least spend what you do on your cable bill each month.
We find it interesting how some people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars each month on cell phone usage, health club memberships, nice restaurants, green fees, etc. Yet bridle at the notion of having to pay for firearms training.
We know where some of this sentiment comes from. Many of us grew up with a father, uncle or family friend showing how to fire a weapon. You went out in a field and learned how to shoot. You didn’t pay them. It was a skill passed down generation to generation.
But there is a difference between learning how to shoot tin cans in a field or static targets on a range, and having the skills and mindset to dominate a lethal force confrontation.
Teaching the firearms skills is actually the easiest thing we do. What sets us apart is we teach basic skills, but we also teach the mindset and the psychology that will allow you to react to a life threatening encounter. And there is so much more that sets us apart.
To be able to defend yourself you need to be killing-enabled, because regardless of your skills, if you haven’t been killing enabled and can’t kill another – you won’t.
One can only make proper decisions in lethal force engagements by way of orientation, and orientation only comes via experience under conditions closely approximating the reality of a lethal force confrontation.
To accomplish proper orientation training, we focus on training to maneuver safely via situational awareness and aggressive actions on contact initially learned on the range with both dry and live-fire drills and then reinforced during progressively more difficult scenarios.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REALITY-BASED TRAINING
We are able to offer reality based training or RBT in partnership with Pulse O2DA. Reality based training is a type of simulation training that better prepares individuals for future performance through experiential learning (learning by experiencing and doing).
Our RBT scenarios will pit you against well-trained role players (trained actors) who painstakingly follow pre-selected scripts crafted to derive specific responses and achieve selected training goals from the scenarios being played out for your benefit.
Because of the immersive nature of the training, the mind and body absorb and process the experience as if it were actually occurring, therefore these realistic scenarios will quickly help you gain the experiences and confidence you need to dominate a lethal force encounter in real life.
RBT is to the gunfighter what Topgun is to fighter pilots; RBT is the apex of firearms training, there is no substitute, and nothing prepares you better for the fight of your life than quality reality-based training.
THE COST OF REAL TRAINING
The reality of firearms training is that like any other critical skill, it requires skilled instructors to train the skill. Just because somebody is on the SWAT team, or a retired Navy SEAL, does not mean that they can instruct and train. Quite often the best practitioners are the the worst instructors.
We train both novices and experienced gun owners, how to win the fight of their life. In order to do this safely and effectively you need skilled instructors supported by a comprehensive curriculum and world-class training resources.
Our curriculum has been developed over the past 10 years at a cost of several million dollars by some of the most experienced military and law enforcement operators in the world. Nobody has more real world experience than our instructors and developers.
PRIVATE DEFENSE NETWORKS
A cornerstone of our training system is the development of Private Defense Networks or PDN’s.
We are in the process of developing PDN’s in the Toledo area. If you have an interest in investing in your security and wish to become part of our PDN, contact Chuck for more information.
“This is the best training system I’ve come across in almost 30 years of training soldiers and civilians.”
Retired Army Drill Sergeant, Tank Commander and M1A1 Master Gunner
“The Pulse O2DA manuals are far better than the outdated doctrine presented in most US military manuals.”
WILLIAM S. LIND
Father of Fourth Generation Warfare