Practically Tactical 2018 Listener Classes

Any questions, please contact nick@practicallytactical.com

 

Handgun Diagnostic - Joe Weyer of Alliance Police Training

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $300 

Date: March 10 & 11, 2018

This class diagnosis draw stroke and shooting utilizing coaches eye and slow motion for recording. The goal of this class is to increase speed of draw stroke, improved accuracy, and recoil mitigation. There will be a ton of dry fire in this class. Notes are highly recommended and there will be some downtime during class while students are reviewed on video.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP


Partner Shoot House - Joe Weyer of Alliance Police Training

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $300 

Date: March 16,17 & 18, 2018

This is a live fire shoot house class. The goal of this class is to establish CQB fundamentals. You will be running with a partner during the shoot house class. Friday consists of a 3 to 4 hour block of square range handgun work, 3 - 4 hour block of square range carbine work. This time is used to verify students ability to work a firearm safety, allow the student to test/tweak gear setup, and any other instruction needed for students. After Friday square range work, we will then start learning CQB tactics and SOPs, and then start dry running shoot house. Depending on class's comprehension of basic, one to two runs may happen day one. Day 2 and 3 are all live fire with additional dry if needed.

Armor: Ballistic Helmet is required when shooting a carbine or your partner is shooting a carbine. Body armor must be able to stop what you are shooting. If you are shooting handgun, no helmet is needed. If you are shooting rifle, a ballistic helmet is required for you and your partner.

Ammo: 500 Pistol & Rifle Rounds Required

NOTES:
It is up to each student to know and be able to apply the basic FOUR firearms safety rules. This is a life fire shoot house and unsafe practices could result in dismissal from class.

Limited Armor Loaners Available, Must Contact APD Ahead Of Time To Borrow. Very Limited and Available On A First Come/First Serve Basis.

Flash Light on Rifle and/or Handheld Light at minimum is required.
Chem Light/PID Light is required.
Notebook and Pen for note taking isn't required but you should bring them and use them.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP


The Human Element - Force on Force Class with MDFI

Location: Muncie, Indiana (MTAC)

Cost: $500 

Date: March 26 & 27, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

THIS IS A PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY INTENSIVE CLASS

Day 1 / 8:00 am - 11:00pm
Day 2 / 9:00 am- 5:00pm

We train and train and train for what will hopefully never happen. As we live and work to enjoy our life of liberty and freedom, there is always someone who is willing to try and take that from us.

That being said, life is not all about worrying about all of the bad, but it does warrant the conscious thought that bad things can occur and that being as prepared as possible is far better than never readying ourselves.

MDFI’s The Human Element will put you, your training, life experiences, and the way you interact with others and your environment all to the test.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS:

The ultimate problem-solving class. There are no more paper targets. You and your actions will determine the outcome of this class. This is the class for the person who wants a litmus test of their place as a responsibly-armed citizen. You will test your use of verbal skills, intermediate force and lethal force skills, articulation and understanding of constitutional use of force. This class is about a desire for feedback and improving yourself as a responsible member of society. 

WHAT THIS CLASS IS NOT:

This is not paintball. This is not time to play shoot ‘em up with UTMs for fun. If you are an unsafe gun handler, lack a proper skills foundation, or have poor emotional control don’t even hover near the register button. This is for the serious student looking to better themselves.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • You
  • Others
  • Life
  • The way you interact in your environment.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS UTM/SIM ONLY AT AN INDOOR SHOOTHOUSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE COMMON OCCUPIED STRUCTURES. LIVE WEAPONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED* (*Please carry to class as legally warranted. Cadre will notify students of proper range-safety procedures prior to training)

THIS IS A FORCE-ON-FORCE CLASS. YOU MAY BE PUT INTO SITUATIONS WHERE YOU ARE SHOT AT BY UTM (ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITION) PROJECTILES WHILE WEARING ISSUED SAFETY GEAR. SEE: THEY HURT (STING)

REQUIREMENTS:

UTM Handguns Are Included With Cost of Class

Magazines + Magazine Carriers Are Included With Cost of Class

Ballistic Eyewear Required

Come as you normally are in public

Note Taking Materials / Laptop would be ideal

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Clothing You Don't Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged

Appropriate Clothing for Climate (Indoors)

Knee Pads

Flashlight w/Extra Batteries

Snacks + Drink for 2 Days of Training (Electrolyte Drinks/Powder)

Any and all gear you carry on your person day to day

Thin gloves. UTM gloves are available for purchase at class

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP


Handgun Refresher Class

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $100 

Date: March 31, 2018

This class will be a handgun fresher course, however, the class will end up curtailing to the attending students level.
Ammo: 500 Handgun Rounds
NOTES:
It is up to each student to know and be able to apply the basic FOUR firearms safety rules. This is a life fire class and unsafe practices could result in dismissal from class.


Notebook and Pen for note taking isn't required but you should bring them and use them.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP


Carbine Refresher Class

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $100 

Date: April 1, 2018 (Easter)

This class will be a carbine fresher course, however, the class will end up curtailing to the attending students level.
Ammo: 500 Carbine Rounds
NOTES:
It is up to each student to know and be able to apply the basic FOUR firearms safety rules. This is a life fire class and unsafe practices could result in dismissal from class.


Notebook and Pen for note taking isn't required but you should bring them and use them.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP


Partner Shoot House - Joe Weyer of Alliance Police Training

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $300 

Date: July 20, 21 & 22, 2018

This is a live fire shoot house class. The goal of this class is to establish CQB fundamentals. You will be running with a partner during the shoot house class. Friday consists of a 3 to 4 hour block of square range handgun work, 3 - 4 hour block of square range carbine work. This time is used to verify students ability to work a firearm safety, allow the student to test/tweak gear setup, and any other instruction needed for students. After Friday square range work, we will then start learning CQB tactics and SOPs, and then start dry running shoot house. Depending on class's comprehension of basic, one to two runs may happen day one. Day 2 and 3 are all live fire with additional dry if needed.

Armor: Ballistic Helmet is required when shooting a carbine or your partner is shooting a carbine. Body armor must be able to stop what you are shooting. If you are shooting handgun, no helmet is needed. If you are shooting rifle, a ballistic helmet is required for you and your partner.

Ammo: 500 Pistol & Rifle Rounds Required

NOTES:
It is up to each student to know and be able to apply the basic FOUR firearms safety rules. This is a life fire shoot house and unsafe practices could result in dismissal from class.

Limited Armor Loaners Available, Must Contact APD Ahead Of Time To Borrow. Very Limited and Available On A First Come/First Serve Basis.

Flash Light on Rifle and/or Handheld Light at minimum is required.
Chem Light/PID Light is required.
Notebook and Pen for note taking isn't required but you should bring them and use them.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP


Long Gun Cover And Movement with MDFI

Location: Grand Rapid, MI (Caledonia Sportsman Club)

Cost: $175 

Date: July 28, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

THIS IS A PHYSICALLY INTENSIVE CLASS

It would be great if we could always have sure-footing underneath us at all times when we need to make the perfect shot. It would be great if bad guys stood out in the open with Nerf-guns as their only weapons. Real-life isn’t so easy and for that reason, we need to use our environment to our advantage.  This class will prepare students to use make the most of movement and cover while achieving needed hits on target.

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

Long Gun Cover + Movement is designed for the shooter who is confident and competent with shooting fundamentals AND weapon manipulation of their shotgun or rifle and handgun. This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter who understands and applies the four firearm safety rules as a way of life. This class is physically stressful and will test those who attend.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • The Whole Person Concept
  • Movement Techniques
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Movement to Cover
  • Cover / Concealment Discussion
  • Use of Cover
  • Transitions

REQUIREMENTS:

LONG GUN (either a Rifle/Carbine or Shotgun)

Sighted-In Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine
(Rifles that accept AR-15 or AK style magazines are most common, but we can work with you on almost any type)

400 Rounds of Rifle Ammunition

3 Magazines

-- or -- 

Patterned / Sighted-In Pump / Semi-Automatic Shotgun

200 Rounds of Buckshot and/or Slugs

15 Rounds of lead birdshot

Pouch or Carrier for Shotgun Ammo

Eye + Ear Protection

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Knee Pads

Quality Rifle Sling

Clothing You Don't Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Sunscreen / Insect Repellent

Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair

Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION, PREREQUISITES, AND TO SIGN UP


When Things Go Bad with MDFI

Location: Grand Rapid, MI (Caledonia Sportsman Club)

Cost: $175 

Date: July 29, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

THIS IS A PHYSICALLY INTENSIVE CLASS

Life happens. Bad things happen. For this reason we need to train for when things aren’t all rainbows and kittens. When Things Go Bad is built around the fact that in a defensive situation, we may lose the ability to employ the perfect shooting techniques or have the support of both hands by injury or need.  This class is designed to prepare the student to keep their handgun up and running regardless of the situation.

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This class is for the intermediate to experienced shooter who understands and applies the four firearm safety rules as a way of life. Students should be absolutely competent in manipulating a handgun with both hands available. This class is stressful and will test those who attend.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Shooting From Uncommon Positions
  • Engaging Close Proximity Threats
  • Strong-Hand/Support-Hand Only Shooting Techniques
  • Keeping the Gun Fed Strong-Hand/Support-Hand Only
  • Strong-Hand/Support-Hand Only Malfunction Clearing

REQUIREMENTS:

Handgun (we HIGHLY recommend you train with your carry handgun)

400 Rounds of Ammunition

3 Magazines
(You may want more if you magazine capacity is 10 or less)

Quality Holster (See FAQ for allowed types)

Magazine Carrier

Eye + Ear Protection

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Knee Pads / Elbow Pads

Clothing You Don't Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged

Appropriate Clothing for Weather

Sunscreen / Insect Repellent

Folding Canopy, Table and/or Chair

Snacks + Drink for 8 Hours of Training

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION, PREREQUISITES, AND TO SIGN UP


Handgun Diagnostic - Joe Weyer of Alliance Police Training

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $300 

Date: August 11 & 12, 2018

This class diagnosis draw stroke and shooting utilizing coaches eye and slow motion for recording. The goal of this class is to increase speed of draw stroke, improved accuracy, and recoil mitigation. There will be a ton of dry fire in this class. Notes are highly recommended and there will be some downtime during class while students are reviewed on video.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP


Greenside Greenside Training "Weaponize The Senses" Tracker with Greenside Training & MDFI

Location: Grand Rapid, MI (Caledonia Sportsman Club)

Cost: $425 

Date: September 15 & 16, 2018

CLASS COST:
$425

A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold your spot.  
The remaining balance (if not paid in full) plus applicable range fee is due at the start of class via CASH or CHECK. 

CLASS INTRODUCTION:
The esteem of the American Tracker is well known amongst the warriors of our nation. Held in high regard for their ability to see and read tracks and sign that leave most people bewildered.  These Trackers are still among us, within our military, our law enforcement, and hiding within our communities. Ever vigilant should someday our nations people require their service against enemies foreign and domestic. Welcome to Greenside Basic Tracker where you will be taught how to effectively identify, interpret, and follow trails of humans in various environments and conditions. Your Tracking mentor will lead you through a highly effective process designed to instill the fundamentals necessary in creating true hunters of men. Greenside Training teaches material that is not taught by any other tracking school. Our techniques are meant to supplement and enhance those tracking concepts taught by our fellow tracking schools in the United States.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
DAY 1 (8am – Dusk):
Students are immediately evaluated on their current levels of visual detection, tracking, and overall awareness through various exercises that are evaluated by the tracking mentor (instructor). The practical application portion of Day 1 will take place in a sand trap or spoor pit: a 20’x 20’ area where tracks can be easily identified by the whole class. Different types of movement will be analyzed and the students will end the exercise with a team on team contest where they will demonstrate the ability to identify variations of mechanical components.

DAY 2 (8am – 5pm):
The students will be introduced to the skills of interpreting ground sign and aging trails by the tracker identifying marks, impressions and their sources and linking them to personnel, objects, or locations. Aging is taught by collecting information on target indicators (anything which reveals the presence of the enemy) in a controlled environment. This is done in an aging lab, which is a 10x10 boxed off area. Trackers will then learn how to track with 2 people or more during confirmation drill #2. Finally the students will demonstrate that they have earned the Greenside Tracker Patch by attempting to track a subject or subjects during a final scenario.

 

REQUIREMENTS:
A Willingness to Learn

Binoculars

Digital Camera (Cell Phone Camera Works)

Food + Water (Expect Only Snack Breaks All Day)

First Aid / Trauma Kit

Bee Sting Kit (if needed)

Day Pack

Note Taking Materials

Measuring Tape

Pocket Mirror

High Output Flashlight

Handguns are NOT required
(However, they may be carried IAW applicable law).

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION, PREREQUISITES, AND TO SIGN UP


Low Light Force on Force Shoot House - Joe Weyer of Alliance Police Training

Location: Alliance, OH (APD Range)

Cost: $400 

Date: November 9, 10 & 11, 2018 (THIS CLASS IS A REVERSE SCHEDULE. 5PM start time each day until 2/3/4am in the morning). This means this class ends at 2/3/4am on Monday.

This is a performance on demand class. You show up with what Skills you have. This is a Partner class that may involve some solo runs. This class will test your skills of CQB and Use of Force. Coaching and instructing will happen for individual students during and after runs. Shoot House Classes are recommended but not required. 

Ammo: .70 per round for handgun, .80 for carbine. Just pay for what you use, typically a student pays between $30-50.

NOTES:

Flash Light on Rifle and/or Handheld Light at minimum is required.
Chem Light/PID Light is required.
Notebook and Pen for note taking isn't required but you should bring them and use them.


It is up to each student to know and be able to apply the basic FOUR firearms safety rules. Unsafe practices could result in dismissal from class.
UTM Handguns are provided, UTM Bolts are also included for use in carbines. We will have loaner carbines for students who want to use a carbine.
UTM fees will be taken at time of class and are not included in the price of this course
No-PreReq – Must Bring Cup – Eye Pro – Googles & Facemask (Alliance Has Loaners, but they are 5 years old) – Long Sleeve,Gloves (w/ knuckle protectors), and Neck Cover. Can wear helmet if wanted.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP


The Human Element - Force on Force Class with MDFI

Location: Muncie, Indiana (MTAC)

Cost: $500 

Date: November 17-18, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

THIS IS A PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY INTENSIVE CLASS

Day 1 / 8:00 am - 11:00pm
Day 2 / 9:00 am- 5:00pm

We train and train and train for what will hopefully never happen. As we live and work to enjoy our life of liberty and freedom, there is always someone who is willing to try and take that from us.

That being said, life is not all about worrying about all of the bad, but it does warrant the conscious thought that bad things can occur and that being as prepared as possible is far better than never readying ourselves.

MDFI’s The Human Element will put you, your training, life experiences, and the way you interact with others and your environment all to the test.

WHAT THIS CLASS IS:

The ultimate problem-solving class. There are no more paper targets. You and your actions will determine the outcome of this class. This is the class for the person who wants a litmus test of their place as a responsibly-armed citizen. You will test your use of verbal skills, intermediate force and lethal force skills, articulation and understanding of constitutional use of force. This class is about a desire for feedback and improving yourself as a responsible member of society. 

WHAT THIS CLASS IS NOT:

This is not paintball. This is not time to play shoot ‘em up with UTMs for fun. If you are an unsafe gun handler, lack a proper skills foundation, or have poor emotional control don’t even hover near the register button. This is for the serious student looking to better themselves.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • You
  • Others
  • Life
  • The way you interact in your environment.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS UTM/SIM ONLY AT AN INDOOR SHOOTHOUSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE COMMON OCCUPIED STRUCTURES. LIVE WEAPONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED* (*Please carry to class as legally warranted. Cadre will notify students of proper range-safety procedures prior to training)

THIS IS A FORCE-ON-FORCE CLASS. YOU MAY BE PUT INTO SITUATIONS WHERE YOU ARE SHOT AT BY UTM (ULTIMATE TRAINING MUNITION) PROJECTILES WHILE WEARING ISSUED SAFETY GEAR. SEE: THEY HURT (STING)

REQUIREMENTS:

UTM Handguns Are Included With Cost of Class

Magazines + Magazine Carriers Are Included With Cost of Class

Ballistic Eyewear Required

Come as you normally are in public

Note Taking Materials / Laptop would be ideal

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Clothing You Don't Mind Getting Dirty / Damaged

Appropriate Clothing for Climate (Indoors)

Knee Pads

Flashlight w/Extra Batteries

Snacks + Drink for 2 Days of Training (Electrolyte Drinks/Powder)

Any and all gear you carry on your person day to day

Thin gloves. UTM gloves are available for purchase at class

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CLASS INFORMATION WHICH ONLY PRE-REQ IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE, AND TO SIGN UP