Training-Tile-Handgun

Letter of Instruction for all CCW and Tier 4 classes.  Please download and read prior to registering for a class.


 



CCW Training

Pulse Ohio Defense Academy offers CCW training that is recognized in both Ohio and Michigan.  Our training is unique and unlike any other CCW courses offered in the state.  We provide all of the training required by Ohio and Michigan.  In addition, our course includes  Bleeding Control or B-CON training.  The class is designed around Distributed Security, Inc’s (DSI) Combative Firearm training and provides a basic foundation in combative shooting.  Also, although this class will allow you to apply and obtain your CCW, it in no way will make you proficient or provide all of the skills that you need.

Our class is unique in several ways.  First, we have a required online portion that will fulfill the 6 hour classroom requirement.  It covers gun safety and gun handling, legal considerations, tactical medicine and much more.  In addition, you will have access to our Defense Academy and our encouraged to take any of the on-line training courses that you are interested in.  We also give you access to out training manuals.  The on-range portion consist of 5 hours of training and includes our Tier 4, Mod 1 class.  Two hours will be devoted to dry practice drills followed by 3 hours of live fire training.  Our classes are limited in size to 6 students with 2 and often more instructors.

In order to take our CCW class you will be required to have the following “gear”.  Should you not have something, contact your instructor and we can make arrangements to rent you any missing items.  If you need to purchase items, such as a holster, please talk to your instructor first.  Our Mod 2-4 classes require a light, and it is helpful to purchase the correct gear the first time.

  • CC Training Notebook
  • Firearm
  • Holster
  • Magazines (a minimum of 3)
  • Magazine holster
  • Ear and eye protection

While you will be learning state of the art stress resistant skills and tactics in this class, regardless of how good this or any other course is, the fact of the matter is that there is no 8 hour training event held anywhere in the world by any instructor that will make a difference in your life if you are not deliberately practicing what you learn at your course.  This course is designed to be supplemented by our online learning system, DSI’s Defense Academy, DSI’s printed manuals and our entire training system.  We hope that you continue our training by enrolling in our Tier 4, Modules 2-4 Combative Firearms courses.  Please download our CCW Training Notebook, read through and develop your own personal training plan.

I can’t stress enough that if you are NOT using these skills you WILL lose them. I strongly encourage you to use DSI’s Defense Academy for your post course training after you leave us here this afternoon.

If you have not been using the Defense Academy you really need to, as it will help you master this material more quickly than you ever believed possible, with the least amount of stress, and the maximum fun.

Fee: $185.00


Combative Handgun BASICS Module 1

BASICS: This is a comprehensive combative handgun course for the serious students of personal protection. This no-nonsense course will give the novice shooter all the necessary basic skills needed to win the fight of their lives. From wearing your equipment correctly, grip and stance, how to quickly and effectively draw, getting your hits with practical combat accuracy using reflexive fire, to learning the most likely needed reload for a gunfight, preventing and clearing the most likely malfunction clearance you will run into, moving off the line of attack and safely to cover, and much more.

This is a 4-hour gun-handling and live fire intensive course that stands traditional classroom focused basic courses on their heads and is backed by all of the pre, post, and concurrent support videos, manuals, etc., found in the Distributed Security Inc. Defense Academy.



Combative Handgun SKILL BUILDER Module 2

Handgun SKILL BUILDIER: This pragmatic live fire intensive course starts with testing of those vital combative skills learned in the Module-1 Handgun Basics course and then adds more essential skills such as; sighted combative fire, the correct reload to use if you are worried about going empty, shooting with a concealment garment, moving to cover diagonally, remedial actions for malfunctions, and learning how to shoot your handgun in a low/reduced light environment.

This course, like its predecessor is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the Distributed Security Inc. Defense Academy.


Combative Handgun SKILL MASTERY Module 3Handgun SKILL MASTERY: This shooting intensive course begins with the testing of important basics learned in modules 1 and 2. We will introduce to you more reloading options, you will learn what to do when your adversary isn’t reacting the way you want him to, teaches you how to deal with multiple adversaries, we will continue to sharpening your ability to shoot quickly and accurately at practical combat distances now under reduced lights/no lights – utilizing a tactical light when needed, moving to cover laterally as well as attacking to the rear. At the end of this course you will have learned almost all of the basic gun-handling techniques needed to protect yourself in a lethal force environment.

This course, like it’s predecessors, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the Distributed Security Inc. Defense Academy.


Combative Handgun COMBATIVES Module 4

 Handgun COMBATIVES: The final course of the basic handgun series completes the basic gun-handling techniques you will need in a fight for life and prepares you for the more realistic elements you can face as a lone operator. The course starts with testing of the previous important combative skills learned through modules 1-3 and then teaches you how to engage close contact targets, introduces improvised shooting positions, affords you ample opportunity to appropriately utilize you tactical light in numerous low/no light environment.

This course, like it’s predecessors, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the DSI Defense Academy. This course will put a sharp edge on your ability to shoot quickly and accurately leaving you confident in your ability to safely and effectively utilize your handgun during a lethal force encounter, regardless of the situation.


Tier 4 Combative Firearms Instructor (CFI) Training

Candidates for DSI’s CFI program must have significant firearms training experience and above average gun handling skills. Tier 4 candidates must have military or LEO background with solid weapons skills, or be a current NRA instructor with a solid firearms background, who are (ideally) already established in their community.

Basics of Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle

  • Cost: $1,195 Handgun (Rifle + Shotgun add-ons after Tier 4 benchmarks have been reached)
  • Duration: 3 Range days, 40+ hours of online study and testing, and a 90 day preheat.
  • Experience: Must possess a military or LEO background or a current instructor (NRA or equivalent) with significant training experience.


Tactical Combat Casualty Care – Medical Personnel (TCCC-MP)

The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. DSI offers TCCC conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of the NAEMT and its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education.

DSI’s TCCC courses use the PHTLS Military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

The TCCC-MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) course is designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations.  It is also an excellent course for civilain medical personnel that have their CCW or carry a gun.  DSI’s NAEMT TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).  This is a sixteen hour, 2 day course.  The fee is $600.00.

 


Tactical Combat Casualty Care – All Combatants (TCCC-AC)

The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. DSI offers TCCC conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of the NAEMT and its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education.

DSI’s TCCC courses use the PHTLS Military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

The TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) course is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines or any non-medical individual that carries a weapon.  This includes anyone with a CCW.

This is an 8 hour course.  The fee is $300.00

 


 TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE (TECC)

DSI offers TECC which was developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee. The TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.

This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.  Topics include: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows.

● Direct Threat Care: Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
● Indirect Threat Care: Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
● Evacuation: Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.

TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

The fee for this course is $600.00

 


Course Information 

  • DATES: See Schedule
  • TIME: Course dependant
  • LOCATION: Various locations in the Midwest
  • COURSE DOCUMENTS: – Please download and read prior to your course
  • REGISTRATION FORM: Please download, fill out, and email back to us
  • PREREQUISITES: Combative Firearm modules must be taken in sequential order however, they do not have to be taken on consecutive nights. You can register and pay for each module as your schedule permits.  TCCC-AC and B-CON are open to anyone without a medical background.  TCCC-MP and TECC are designed for students with a medical background (EMT, paramedic, nurse or physician).  TCCC-AC and TCCC-MP are for those individuals that carry a weapon, such as a CCW holder or military personnel.  B-CON and TECC are for those that do not carry a weapon or do not plan too.

COMBATIVE FIREARMS COURSE CONTENT AND SCHEDULE

Range Lectures

Review and practical hands on of:

  • Proper practice and new motor skills
  • Proper wearing of equipment for fighting
  • Equipment adjustment and setup
  • Proper magazine indexing
  • Review the four universal safety habits
  • Firearms nomenclature
  • Definitions of anatomic directions specific to fighting
  • Definitions of range commands

Range Training

Lectures, demonstrations, dry, and live practice of:

  • Weapons conditions check
  • Firearms personal workspace
  • Natural stance conducive to moving
  • Grip with control
  • Fighting from the ready position
  • Using the ready to your benefit
  • Weapons retention position and the proper use of
  • Close contact position and proper the proper use of
  • Proper draw/presentation from the holster
  • Controlling the SNS response through combative breathing
  • Mastering combative sighted fire
  • Keeping yourself safe with contact drills
  • Defining and using cover and concealment correctly
  • Situational awareness and its role in safe movement
  • Safely moving forward to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving diagonally to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving laterally to seek cover/concealment
  • Safely moving up-range to seek cover/concealment
  • Safe retrograde movement to seek cover/concealment
  • Safe and dynamic yet sure movements to and from cover
  • Loading and unloading of firearms
  • Proper filling of magazines
  • Wearing hearing protection properly
  • Diagnostic trigger drills
  • Assembly drills
  • Balance of speed, accuracy, and its relationship to power
  • Mastering reflexive fire
  • Integrating combat breathing
  • Tactical reloads and their proper niche
  • Speed reloads and their tactical niche
  • Empty gun reloads
  • Fixing a malfunction with immediate action
  • Drawing from the concealed garment
  • Fast and effective remedial actions
  • Failure to stop drills
  • Low/no light shooting
  • How to handle multiple adversaries
  • Extensive firing drills at 3, 5, 7, and 10+ yards (range dependent)
  • How to continually improve with dry practice

Pre, concurrent, and post course supporting material

(Manuals, articles, videos, and web-based content via the DSI online Defense Academy)

    • Mastering your mind for combat
    • Concealed carry practical advice and techniques
    • Recognizing reality and learning to operate in it
    • How to operate in and master the chaos of a fight
    • Understanding violence, becoming comfortable with it, and using it to your advantage
    • Psychology of fighting and steeling your mind for the fight
    • Quickly mastering combative sighted and never doubting your ability again
    • Avoiding the litigation landmines after a lethal force encounter
    • Tactical fundamentals and adapting them for the situation
    • Tactics vs. techniques
    • Tactical principles
    • Individual movement techniques
    • Basic area clearing techniques
    • Room entry and clearing
    • How to handle doors
    • How to clear stairs
    • How the decision making process relates to tactics
    • The color code of mental awareness
    • Drills to develop observation and situational awareness skills
    • How the color code relates to Boyd’s decision-making process
    • Detailed dry practice guides