Training Manuals

Pulse O2DA Defense Series” includes seven training manuals describing the strategy, tactics, and techniques necessary to defend home, business and community.   The Tactical Medicine manual is currently under development.

The manuals are available for sale individually, or in bundled sets from the Pulse O2DA web site or Toledo Tactical. The entire series encompasses more than 1500 pages of content including 300 plus diagrams and 400 photos.

Sold individually, each manual retails for $24.95. Bundled sets are available for any three manuals at $59.95 (save $14.90) and for the complete set of seven manuals at $119.95 (save $54.70).  It is required to purchase and read the following 3 manuals prior to participating in the combative handgun classes: Strategy, Individual Tactics and Handgun Techniques.  Contact Toledo Tactical to order at 419-913-2715 or by email at sales@toledotactical.com.

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STRATEGY: For The Defense Of Home, Business, And Community

Contents – 125 Pages

1.0 SHOULD HE STAY OR SHOULD HE FLEE? 1.1 The Schmitts – A case study. 1.2 Self-reliance is the foundation. 2.0 DEPENDENCE IS NOT A STRATEGY. 2.1 Socialization. 2.2 Violence is golden. 2.3 The Tools of Violence 3.0 STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS. 3.1 The emotions of violence. 3.2 Mass media and violence. 3.3 When violence is the answer. 3.4 Flipping the switch. 3.5 Ethics and morals. 3.5 Ability, opportunity, intent. 4.0 APPLYING MILITARY THEORY. 4.1 1st Generation warfare. 4.2 2nd Generation warfare. 4.3 3rd Generation warfare. 4.4 4th Generation warfare. 4.4 Maneuver Theory 4.6 OODA Loop and gunfights. 5.0 THE STRATEGY FOR DEFENSE. 5.1 Personal defense networks. 5.2 Strategic blueprint. 5.3 Case study epilogue. Selected Readings

Overview

The purpose of this strategy manual is to develop the ideas and concepts leading to the creation of a strategy necessary to defend family, business and community from violent threat. The Strategy manual employs a literary device in order to help explain and bring to life the concepts and issues addressed herein. This “device” is a case study; that is a composite construction of actual events and relationships experienced by the authors. Names and locations have been changed, and the resulting study, while the work of fiction, is representable of the realities facing many individuals, businesses and communities today.

The case study is presented in chapter one – “Should He Fight Or Should He Flee?”. Chapters two and three provide a situation analysis describing major issues and themes that impact the creation of a defense strategy. Chapter four provides a brief history of military theory relative to the construct of a civilian defense strategy including and explanation of the types of threats that individuals, businesses and communities might be subjected to in the near future. Chapter five describes the strategy for defense via a strategic blueprint.

The ideas, theories and concepts addressed in this strategy manual are part of a large body of work created over many centuries by a distinguished group of strategists, theorists, philosophers, policy-makers and academics. We introduce several of these topics at a summary level. Those readers interested in a more detailed study can find further reference materials and source documents at the Pulse O2DA Armory. We also include a short reading list at the end of this manual.

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INDIVIDUAL TACTICS: Individual Tactics Necessary To Defend In The Home And On The Street

Contents – 227 Pages

1.0 WHAT IS TACTICS? 1.1 What is the strategy for winning a gunfight? 1.2 Tactical definitions. 1.3 Introducing the OODA Loop. 2.0 TACTICAL PRINCIPLES 2.1 Basic principles.2.2 Target indicators. 2.3 Boost your observation skills. 3.0 INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES. 3.1 Basic footwork concepts. 3.2 Distance and spalling. 3.3 The sphere of influence. 3.4 The proper use of cover and concealment. 3.5 A closer look indoors. 3.6 Slicing the pie. 3.7 The terminal angle. 3.8 The imaginary plane. 3.9 A closer look at what can be seen. 3.10 Presenting a smaller target. 3.11 The roll out. 3.12 Bore-sight relationship. 3.13 Clearing the corner. 4.0 BASIC CLEARING TECHNIQUES. 4.1 The “T” intersection. 4.2 Clearing the terminal angles with the shock triad. 4.3 Clearing a four way intersection. 4.4 Making entry and clearing. 4.5 Room nomenclature. 4.6 Doors. 4.7 Clearing rooms. 4.8 Searching rooms. 4.9 Stairs. 5.0 TAKING IT OUTSIDE. 5.1 Personal security bubble. 5.2 Urban scenario. 6.0 TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE 6.1 Train the way you will fight 6.2 A caveat for the competitive shooters 6.3 Real life high stress events 7.0 Surviving the “litigation landmines” after the gunfight 7.1 Definitions 7.2 Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy 7.3 Nightmares on top of nightmares.

Overview

You’re sleeping. You hear a noise downstairs in the kitchen. Your wife is in bed with you. Your kids are down the hall sleeping in their bedrooms. A handgun is in the nightstand next to the bed. Nobody else should be in the house. What do you do?

You’re returning to your car after late night business meeting with a new associates office. You don’t have far to walk, but you know this part of town is sketchy. You come to the lot where you parked your car, when you notice somebody coming toward you from across the lot. You’re carry a concealed weapon. What do you do?

The Individual Tactics manual explains the tactics needed to defend yourself and other innocents in the home and the street during a high-stress lethal force confrontation. In this manual you will learn how to maneuver in hallways, clear rooms, cross thresholds, work stairwells, and how to properly use cover and concealment to decisively defeat your adversary. Not only will you learn how to dominate a lethal force confrontation, you will also learn about footwork, your spheres of security, what you can do to mitigate the legal challenges that will inevitably follow the use of lethal force.

Individual Tactics should be read prior to our Team and Unit Tactics Manuals, because you need to set a solid foundation for effectively working with teams and larger units. It is also imperative that you read our Handgun Drills Manual and seek firearms instruction prior to attempting to engaging in these tactics in real world environments.

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TEAM TACTICS: Team Tactics Necessary To Defend A Business, Church Or School

Content – 187 Pages

1.0 BUSINESS CASE STUDY 1.1 APD Security Briefing. 2.0 TEAM FUNDAMENTALS. 2.1 The elemental theory. 2.2 The sphere of influence. 2.3 Force multipliers. 2.4 Introducing Micro-teams. 2.5 Division of labor. 2.6 Micro-team roles. 2.7 The EFAS environment. 2.8 Training the micro-team. 2.9 Basic formations. 2.10 Flanking. 2.11 The micro-team wedge. 2.12 The fire team column. 2.13 The staggered file. 2.14 Movement techniques. 3.0 EXTERNAL FACTORS 3.1 Asset evaluation. 3.2 Asset evaluation criteria. 3.2 Threat assessment. 3.3 Priority intelligence requirements. 3.4 Characterizing threats. 3.5 Example: APD’s Graded Threat Matrix 4.0 SITE SURVEY AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS. 4.1 Site survey. 4.2 Vulnerability analysis. 4.3 APD Site survey. 5.0 LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING 5.1 Command and control in micro-team operations. 5.2 Plans, procedures, and immediate action drills 5.211. Example: APD Contingency Plan 5.22 Hasty planning and mission analysis 5.23 Procedures 5.24 Standard operating procedures (SOP) 5.25 Immediate action drills (IAD) or battle drills 5.3 Conducting rehearsals 5.4 Initiative-based tactics. 5.5 Combat orders 5.6 Pre-combat checks and inspections 5.7 Communications. 5.8 Liaison, linkup, and cooperation with friendly forces 6.0 MISSION ESSENTIAL TASK LIST (METL) 6.1 Constructing a METL for your own security organization. 6.2 Example: the APD private security METL 6.3 How to use a METL 7.0 WARGAMING. 7.1 Tactical decision games (TDG) 7.2 APD Wargame – Gang assault. 7.3 Interactive Wargames 7.4 Terrain Walks and Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT) 8.0 After Action Review (AAR) 8.1 An AAR example.

Overview

The Team Tactics manual discusses the tactics necessary for a team to defend a specific physical objective such as a business, school or church.

We loosely quantify a team as a group of 2 to 6 individuals and distinguish teams from units in their organization and objective. A team is a single group tasked with the defense of one objective. A unit consists of several teams charged with defending a territory encompassing many objectives; residences, businesses, schools, and churches.

Small businesses, schools, and churches have always been at a disadvantage when it came to security. In the past,they were limited to two choices, either hire expensive security guards or depend upon local law enforcement to provide for their safety and security. Hiring security guards is not only expensive but questionable as to training and consistency, while law enforcement will never be there when a threat materializes. There is now an alternative; developing a private security force, and Team Tactics discusses the steps necessary to make this happen.

Team Tactics builds on the content offered in Individual Tactics and Strategy manuals. Those readers interested in developing a team to defend a business. school or church will also need to familiarize themselves with the techniques offered in our Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle manuals while pursuing training with Pulse O2DA or other firearms instructors.

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UNIT TACTICS: Unit Tactics Necessary To Defend A Neighborhood Or Community

Content – 185 Pages

1.0 COMMUNITY DEFENSE IN CRISIS 1.1 The Social Milieu. 1.2 A Word of Caution 1.3 The Politics of Community Defense 1.4 A Case Study – The Schmitt Family. 2.0 AREA STUDY
3.0 EXTERNAL FACTORS 3.1 Threat Assessment 3.2 Vulnerability Analysis 3.3 Example 3.4 Assets Evaluation 4.0 SUSTAINABLE SECURITY 4.1 Illustrative Scenarios 4.2 Maintaining Security Over the Long Term 5.0 OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 5.1 Militia 5.2 Operational Perspectives 5.3 The Art of the Possible 5.4 Organizing Concepts 6.0 CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 6.1 Definition 6.2 Process 6.3 Example 7.0 COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 7.1 E Pluribus Unum 7.2 Command or Consensus 7.3 Command and Control 7.4 Mission Analysis 7.5 Intuitive and Recognition-Primed Decision Making 7.6 The Limitations of Relying on Procedure 7.7 Communications 7.8 Implicit Command, Implicit Communications, and Commander’s Intent 8.0 WARGAMING COMMUNITY DEFENSE 8.1 Wargame Selection, Adaptation, and Design 8.2 Regulating Movement 8.3 Regulating Combat 8.4 Aggregation 8.5 Tabletop Tactical Wargaming 8.6 Tactical Decision Games 8.7 Terrain Walks and Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT) 9.0 TACTICS FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 9.1 Adapt Individual and Small Team Tactics 9.2 Upgrade Physical Security 9.3 Anticipate, Detect, Report, and Coordinate Response to Threats 9.4 Learn from the Past: Protected Locales and Consolidation Under Threat 9.5 Reaction Teams. 9.6 Roles and Responsibilities of Unit Members.

Overview

Addressing Community Defense and Unit Tactics from a civilian perspective is an admission of civilizational decline. After all, as the Founders of the American republic said, “governments are instituted among men . . . to secure these rights . . . (to) Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” We now recognize that the ability of our governments to secure these inalienable rights is rapidly diminishing. We do not celebrate this fact but we have no choice but to recognize it.

We live in a densely populated, networked society sustained by a vast, interconnected infrastructure that provides a means of exchange, delivers power, transports goods and services, enables communication, and maintains the thin and comforting veneer of civil order. It is no apocalyptic fantasy to recognize that in this second decade of the 21st Century, the foundations of that infrastructure are weakened – that its links and dependencies and complexity are now as much weakness as they once were sources of synergy, leverage, and strength.

When this system encounters sudden and abnormal stress – whether a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake, or the wickedly complex man-caused calamities that follow these events or arise on their own from social, economic and political conflict – the sanctuary of normalcy in which we have lived and thrived can be ripped open swiftly and brutally.

This Manual will discuss the short term and long term perturbations that can threaten our security, and how we can anticipate these events and manage the transition from normal to off-normal (or new-normal). We start from the observation that these are not challenges that can be met by individuals acting alone: they require community and cooperation.

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HANDGUN: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Handgun

Content – 192 Pages

This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every HANDGUN owner needs to master. From proper stance and grip, to loading and unloading your weapon, to drawing and positions out of the holster, this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 190 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence. 

Overview

HANDGUN DRILLS – 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES Defining and demonstrating the difference between shooting side and support side.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT For the most part, where you prefer to place your equipment is a personal preference and subject to your needs. However; we would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as “five seconds of cheap insurance.” I strongly believe that if you are serious about what you are doing in regards to proper gun handling techniques and being prepared to save your life, then you will conduct a chamber check magazine check whenever you need to in order to ensure you know the condition of the firearm.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Stance and grip are next. I want to make this point perfectly clear: I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance – and the reason for this is because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, because you will most likely be moving.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 05 POSITIONS OUT OF THE HOLSTER At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 06 DRAW/PRESENTATION REHOLSTER Next is a proper draw and re-holstering or as it is sometimes called the “presentation”. This is a 5-count (step) draw and if you perform the draw as shown it will aid you in shooting quickly and accurately against multiple adversaries.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your handgun safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 08 MAGAZINE INDEX In my opinion, one of the most overlooked and underestimated gun-handling skills out there is – the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 09 LOADING Next is loading your handgun. While this sounds like a mundane subject, it’s important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced gun-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 10 UNLOADING Okay, so now you have loaded and probably done some shooting. What I am now going to talk about unloading your firearm.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 11 TACTICAL RELOAD Next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal. Keep in mind that the only purpose of any reload is to keep your firearm loaded with ammunition so that you can continue to fight and not run empty at an inconvenient time, or, if you do run empty at an inconvenient time, you will be able to get back in the fight as quickly as possible.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 12 SPEED RELOAD So now that you know about the tactical reload, the next type of reload I would like to talk about is the speed reload.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 13 IMMEDIATE ACTION What we are going to start covering now are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, in the here and now – without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.

HANDGUN DRILLS – 14 REMEDIAL ACTION What we are going to cover next is the remedial action malfunction clearance. Remedial action is that action we take after our immediate action has failed to clear the problem.

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RIFLE: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Rifle

Content – 184 Pages

This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every RIFLE owner needs to master. From chamber check and mag check, and loading and unloading your weapon, to magazine indexing this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 195 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence. 

Overview

RIFLE DRILLS – 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES We would like to begin this manual with a brief discussion of how we at Pulse O2DA refer to our left and right sides.

RIFLE DRILLS – 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT We would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.

RIFLE DRILLS – 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK What we are going to cover now is an administrative action (something we wouldn’t do in the middle of a fight), called a chamber check and magazine check. The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as “five seconds of cheap insurance.”

RIFLE DRILLS – 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Next is the stance and grip for the rifle. Don’t get wrapped around the axle about your stance. I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance – because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, as you will most likely be moving.

RIFLE DRILLS – 05 READY POSITIONS At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them. So lets’ start with some basic ideas.

RIFLE DRILLS – 06 PRESENTATIONS Next is how to properly present your rifle from the carry positions mentioned in the previous chapters, to your target.

RIFLE DRILLS – 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your rifle safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.

RIFLE DRILLS – 08 MAGAZINE INDEXING As I mentioned before, in my opinion one of the most overlooked and underestimated firearms-handling skills out there is the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly. A proper indexing is important because the speed in all your reloads and one malfunction clearance will depend on this often overlooked and underestimated technique.

RIFLE DRILLS – 09 LOADING What we are going to cover next is loading your rifle. While this may sound like a mundane subject, it’s important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced firearms-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.

RIFLE DRILLS – 10 UNLOADING Once you have loaded, you will – at some – point want to unload. So let’s talk about unloading your rifle.

RIFLE DRILLS – 11 TACTICAL RELOAD What I am going to share with you next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal.

RIFLE DRILLS – 12 SPEED RELOAD So now that you know about the tactical reload, the next type of reload I would like to talk about is the speed reload.

RIFLE DRILLS – 13 IMMEDIATE ACTION What we are going to start covering now are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, in the here and now – without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.

RIFLE DRILLS – 14 REMEDIAL ACTION What we are going to cover next is the remedial action malfunction clearance. Remedial action is that action we take after our immediate action has failed to clear the problem.

RIFLE DRILLS – 15 EMPTY GUN RELOAD The next thing we will talk about is the empty gun reload.

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SHOTGUN: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Shotgun

Content – 178 Pages

This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every SHOTGUN owner needs to master. From proper stance and grip, to loading and unloading your weapon, to slug selection and wearing a tactical sling this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 170 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence.

Overview

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES We would like to begin this manual with a brief discussion of how we at Pulse O2DA refer to our left and right sides.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT For the most part, where you prefer to place your equipment is a personal preference and subject to your needs. However; we would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK What we are going to cover now is an administrative action (something we wouldn’t do in the middle of a fight), called a chamber check and magazine check. The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as “five seconds of cheap insurance.”

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Next is the stance and grip for the shotgun. I want to make this point perfectly clear: Don’t get wrapped around the axle about your stance. I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance – because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, as you will most likely be moving.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 05 READY POSITIONS At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 06 PRESENTATIONS What we are going to cover next is how to properly present your shotgun from the carry positions mentioned in the previous chapters, to your target.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your shotgun safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 08 SHOTSHELL INDEXING As I mentioned in the Handgun Drill Manual, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked and underestimated gun-handling skills out there is the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly, and that importance is universal with all firearms, to include your shotgun.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 09 LOADING Next is loading your shotgun. While this may sound like a mundane subject, it’s important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced gun-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 10 UNLOADING Once you have loaded, you will at some point want to unload so let’s talk about unloading your shotgun.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 11 TACTICAL RELOAD Next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 12 IMMEDIATE ACTION Next are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 13 REMEDIAL ACTION Next is the remedial action malfunction clearance for a double feed or feedway stoppage.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 14 EMPTY GUN RELOAD The next thing we will talk about is the empty gun reload.

SHOTGUN DRILLS – 15 SLUG SELECT The shot we shoot from our shotguns are small and round and delivered without spin, therefore they both ballistically inefficient and unstable (due to the lack of rotation).

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