SEMIAUTO AR15 TRAINING – TIC TOC DRILL

A COMMON QUESTION WE RECEIVE IS: WHEN DO I USE MY SAFETY? The general answer is to put the safety “off” when you are going to shoot the firearm, otherwise keep it on. But unless the use of a safety is incorporated into the presentation of a firearm, the shooter can easily forget about the safety, resulting in a miscue. This miscue during competition may can cause a loss of points, however in typical operation or in self-defense scenario it can cost a life. Remember, the operator of a firearm should always know the condition of it. The operator should know and verify by TOUCH whether it’s loaded or unloaded, what position the safety is in, if it’s in battery (a cartridge in the chamber and the slide is locked forward) and have a pretty good idea as to the amount of ammunition is in it. Remember that a safety is a mechanical device and should never be used in place of safe firearms handling.  A nice feature of the AR platform is that when applying the safety, the index finger comes off the trigger as the thumb switches the safety off.

This principle can be applied to other firearms platforms as well.  It’s especially applicable to 1911 types, Browning HiPower types.

The key to proficient firearms handling is use to utilize the sense of touch. The use of firearms is tactile based.

The Tic Toc Drill is a drill designed to help new AR operators manipulate and then identify the location of the safety by touch. Continue reading »

Handgun Home Defense Classes

Handgun home defense classes at Tactical Training Center

So you bought your new handgun and received some basic instruction. You’ve now found a fun hobby, learned something new and gained some confidence thinking that your handgun could help defend you at some possible point. Our handgun home defense classes are a must for you. Before you consider your handgun training complete, consider the

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TESTING TACTICS

So you bought your new handgun and received some basic instruction. You’ve now found a fun hobby, learned something new and gained some confidence thinking that your handgun could help defend you at some possible point. Before you consider your handgun training complete, consider the elements under which you would have to defend yourself or a loved one. It may be dark or dim-light. There will probably be a lot of confusion and chaos. You may have difficulty in determining who the person is and if they’re a threat to your safety. Is it difficult for you to grab and load your handgun in the dark? These are host of questions that we address during our Handgun Home Defense Classes. This video is a simple drill that we use to bring awareness to our students as to how difficult it may be to safely operate and identify a threat in low-light conditions. Our Handgun Home Defense classes provide skills and develops awareness and understanding to better make decisions that could ultimately significantly effect several lives. Proper use of flashlight, proper loading and unloading, proper muzzle control and understanding of ballistics are very important. What is critical is that you continuely test your tactics as well as yourself to make sure that you are fully prepared.

TTC Battle Rifle 101

This is a 1 day class at tactical training center oriented towards the semi-automatic military rifle. These rifles include the M1A/M14 type, the M1 Garand, the AR10, the FN-FAL type. Instruction will be given on the proper method of loading/unloading, reloading, stoppage drills and shooting stance. Instruction will also be given on the utilization of

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HANDGUN 101

Handgun 101 is an introduction to the Basic Function, Operation, and Maintenance for the new handgun owner/user. This course provides the new handgun user with basic information of how handguns function, ballistic information, how they are safely and effectively operated, and how they are maintained. The Course will include classroom demonstration and student  interaction, active

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