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    Homicide Rates vs Trauma Care

    Here is a medical study about something I’ve been preaching for years. The actual murder rate would be five times as high as it is without the intervention of modern trauma care. It’s not that people...
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    November Rangemaster Newsletter

    The November issue of the monthly Rangemaster newsletter is now posted at https://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-11_RFTS-Newsletter.pdf .

    As always, there is a Drill of the...
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    Sticky: LOP and buckshot selection

    I wrote this for a student who works for a police agency that he is trying to get to update their shotgun policies. The same info applies to everyone else who uses the scattergun.

    Observations on...
  4. It means you are low on gravy.

    It means you are low on gravy.
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    As of today there are only 18 spots remaining for...

    As of today there are only 18 spots remaining for the Tactical Conference, March 26-28, 2021, at the Dallas Pistol Club in Dallas, Texas. This is the premiere training event of the year, with 40 of...
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    New Rangemaster Course

    I’m excited to announce a new course, to be unveiled in March 2021 at Boondocks in Mississippi.

    Practical Tactical, Beyond the Basics
    Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Armed Private...
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    That is essentially Low Ready, or Guard.

    That is essentially Low Ready, or Guard.
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    Research on Ready Positions

    For the “low ready is no ready” crowd, here is some new research on how low ready can greatly reduce the chances of mistake of fact shootings.
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    October Rangemaster Newsletter

    The October issue of Rangemaster’s monthly newsletter is available at


    https://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-10_RFTS-Newsletter.pdf

    This edition is over 3,500 words and is...
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    Rangemaster 2021 Courses

    I know some of you have to plan pretty far in advance. Here are some of the open enrollment courses we have scheduled for the first half of 2021.

    2021Training Dates 2021...
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    Weekend Knowledge Dump

    As always, Greg Ellifritz has assembled a wealth of personal security information into one set of links. Highly recommended reading.
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    Rangemaster Tactical Conference, March 26-28,...

    Rangemaster Tactical Conference, March 26-28, 2021, Dallas, Texas, Dallas Pistol Club

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tactical-conference-2021-dallas-tickets-100629329032

    The annual Tactical...
  13. Only one spot left in this class.

    Only one spot left in this class.
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    Information about burglars

    https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/understanding-decisions-to-burglarize-from-the-offenders-perspective?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ActiveResponseTraining+%28Active...
  15. Sold out. Thanks!

    Sold out. Thanks!
  16. We have our last class out West this year coming...

    We have our last class out West this year coming up on Nov 13-15 in Casa Grande, Arizona. This will be a Three-Day Firearms Instructor Development Course at a very nice police range. In 2021 we...
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    I really strongly recommend Greg Ellifritz’s...

    I really strongly recommend Greg Ellifritz’s Weekend Knowledge Dump. This week’s edition has a ton of very useful and timely information.
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  18. Rangemaster Pistol Instructor, Georgia, October

    We have a Three Day Firearms Instructor Development Course coming up in October in north Georgia. Weather should be perfect for training, and the facility is a very nice private range. See
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    September Rangemaster Newsletter

    The September issue of Rangemaster’s monthly newsletter is now available at
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  20. In October, we’ll be in South Carolina for the...

    In October, we’ll be in South Carolina for the only courses in that state this year. We’ll be using a very nice Sheriff’s Office range, with a modern classroom and a spiffy outdoor range, near...
  21. Rangemaster Pistol Instructor, Nashville, TN

    On October 9-11 we will be conducting a Three Day Firearms Instructor Development Course at the fabulous Royal Range in Nashville, TN. This is a very modern indoor training complex, with multiple...
  22. Rangemaster Intensive Pistol Skills, South Carolina

    On October 16-17 we will be conducting an Intensive Pistol Skills Course in Florence, SC, at a nice, modern police range. A detailed course description follows. For more info, see
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    With shock and profound sadness I learned today...

    With shock and profound sadness I learned today of the loss of my good friend, William Aprill. The training community has lost a great mind and a true friend.

    I first met William well over 20...
  24. Last call! Our last Advanced Firearms Instructor...

    Last call! Our last Advanced Firearms Instructor Development Course for 2020 will take place on August 29-30 in scenic Custer, South Dakota. I’ll be assisted by Lee Weems and this is a great place...
  25. Our Firearms Instructor Development Courses in...

    Our Firearms Instructor Development Courses in August are both sold out. However, we have one in Indiana in September that still has a few spaces left. We will be using a comfortable meeting room at...
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