I will be debuting my integrated live fire and standing clinch course, Contact Pistol in OKC in February. We will cover proper compressed drawstroke and shooting methods and getting plenty of repetitions live fire, and then we will plug that into understanding how to dominate the standing entanglement.

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Effective Handgun Use in the Clinch
Ideally, should we have to use our Defensive Handgun to protect ourselves or our loved ones, we will be able to use it at an extended range, in the way it is designed to be used. Unfortunately, ideal and the real world rarely meet up. Oftentimes, we will be in contact or extremely close to being in contact with our assailant, and we will need supporting hand-to-hand skills to allow us to use our pistol. The Contact Pistol course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case combined handgun and H2H scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer or MMA competitor. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within.

These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition young, old, male, female, athlete or not You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
Requirements: loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind. One duty/carry appropriate handgun, good belt and holster, one spare mag carrier, at least 3 spare magazines, and all needed eye and ear protection. Boxing or MMA gloves are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory. An inert handgun trainer is also strongly suggested.
Among the topics covered by the modules include:
Why & How to use clinch skills in a WBE
Underlying Concepts and Mindset for use
Dealing with the Sucker Punch / Ambush
The Default Cover
Transitioning to and Regaining the Initiative
Fundamentals of the Clinch/Safely Entering
Controlling the Entanglement
Individual & Partner Drills
Gradual introduction and immersion into sparring
Fighting at Close Quarters; attached and unattached
Retention Shooting, pistol drawstroke optimized for both distance and compressed space conditions, shooting through an appropriate line of extension/compression based on proximity of threat
Disengaging from the clinch
Safely gaining distance for escape, weapons access, or orientation reset
Keeping the Fight standing, realistically defending the takedown
Performance Coaching and Troubleshooting
Insights and Suggestions for Solo Training
Tips and pointers on how to train the material with the limitations of a real world lifestyle