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  2. ADAPT is proud to support and train with the Las Vegas Pink Pistols. http://video.reviewjournal.com/?ndn.trackingGroup=90277&ndn.siteSection=lvrj&ndn.videoId=31066579
  3. PRIVATE: Custom Introduction to Pistol 101

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  4. PRIVATE: Introduction to Defensive Shotgun.

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  6. In a long-awaited update of the world's most authoritative work on the subject, Massad Ayoob draws from an additional three decades of experience to educate responsible firearms owners about the legal, ethical, and practical use of firearms in self defense--the armed citizens' rules of engagement. Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding use of lethal force by private citizens. Learn about the social and psychological issues surrounding use of lethal force in defense of self or others. Preparation and mitigation--steps the responsible armed citizen can/should take. "After forty years as a practicing criminal defense attorney, I know that what Mas says, teaches, and writes is the best, state-of-the-art knowledge you can get." ~Jeff Weiner, Former President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  7. Think of every assassination you've ever heard about. For most people, a few of these major ones come to mind: Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, John Lennon, Israel's Prime Minister Rabin, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. From start to finish, all of these attacks combined took place in less than one minute. And the hundreds of attacks studied for this book, all of them combined, took place in less than a half-hour. Those thirty minutes, surely the most influential in world history, offer important insights that can help today's protectors defeat tomorrow's attackers.
  8. You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave. You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger, and something stops you. You interview a potential new employee who has the résumé to do the job, but something tells you not to offer the position. These scenarios all represent "left of bang", the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly "gut" feeling about someone? Is there a way not just to listen to your inner protector more but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen? Legendary marine general James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, Left of Bang is the result.
  9. The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so: contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.Upon its first publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent crime rates, suicide bombings, school shootings, and much more. The result is a work that is sure to be relevant and important for decades to come.
  10. On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measures warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America. The authors reveal the nature of the warrior, brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to go to that place from which others flee. After examining the incredible impact of a few true warriors in battle, On Combat presents new and exciting research as to how to train the mind to become inoculated to stress, fear and even pain. Expanding on Lt. Col. Grossman s popular "Bulletproof mind" presentation, the book explores what really happens to the warrior after the battle, and shows how emotions, such as relief and self-blame, are natural and healthy ways to feel about having survived combat. A fresh and highly informative look at post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) details how to prevent it, how to survive it should it happen, how to come out of it stronger, and how to help others who are experiencing it. On Combat looks at the critical importance of the debriefing, when warriors gather after the battle to share what happened, critique, learn from each other and, for some, begin to heal from the horror. The reader will learn a highly effective breathing technique that not only steadies the warrior s mind and body before and during the battle, but can also be used afterwards as a powerful healing device to help separate the emotion from the memory. Concluding chapters discuss the Christian/Judeo view of killing in combat and offers powerful insight that Lt. Col. Grossman has imparted over the years to help thousands of warriors understand and come to terms with their actions in battle. A final chapter encourages warriors to always fight for justice, not vengeance, so that their remaining days will be healthy ones filled with pride for having performed their duty morally and ethically. This information-packed book ploughs new ground in its vision, in its extensive new research and startling findings, and in its powerful, revealing quotes and anecdotes from top people in the warrior community, people who have faced the toxic environment of deadly combat and now share their wisdom to help others. On Combat is easy to read and powerful in scope. It is a true classic that will be read by new and veteran warriors for years to come.
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  12. NV CFP 08/13/2017 170813

    Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Course 08/13/2017
  13. Multi-State Concealed Firearms Permit Course

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    Multi-State Concealed Firearms Permit Qualification Course 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM Utah 0800-1300 Nevada 1000-1300 Lunch 1300-1400 Range 1400-`1900 This 1 day 10 hour class meets all requirements to obtain applications for Nevada, Utah, and Florida Concealed Firearms permits. Classroom time: 5 hours Range time: 5 hours (Attention: $20.00 additional "Range Fee" this may be added to your cart prior to checkout, and paid upon arrival to your course date by cash, card or check)(Checks made payable to ADAPT Group LLC) Lunch break: 1 hour (only applies to 9 hour session)(lunch is not provided) Click here to see a map of food vendors in the area. Minimum age for course attendance is 12 years old. Permit applications will only be issued to those over the age of 20. (Course completion certificates are awarded to all individuals under 20. These certificates satisfy most requirements of a "firearms safety class" as they are conducted by a certified NRA Law Enforcement Instructor.) To apply for your Florida permit please follow this link. Download : Application for concealed weapons license for the State of Florida Upon completion of the course, your signed application that must be submitted to the Sheriff's Department in your County and is only valid for 1 year. Eric Loden: NRA Law Enforcement Instructor # 161586983 (Not a NRA approved course. However most states recognize this as a safety course as instructed by a certified NRA Instructor.) Topics include: Firearms safe handling and storage Federal, State, and Local laws (Currently only Nevada Laws are listed on our site, but we are working on Utah.) Prohibited areas (Nevada: Quick reference page, FAQ) Criminal and Civil liability and the aftermath of a shooting incident Basic tactics Situational awareness, De-escalation, and threat avoidance Loading/Unloading, Aiming and Firing Techniques Concealed carry and presentation methods Rules of Engagement (legal and appropriate use of force in response to a violent threat) Defensive marksmanship (the balance between speed and accuracy) Survival Sequence (surviving the initial encounter, and beyond) Required Equipment needed: 100 rounds of ammunition for qualifying weapon. 1 Gun (per attendee) (Effective October 1st, 2013, pursuant to Senate Bill 76 applicants need only to qualify with one weapon in order to carry both semi-automatics and revolvers.) 2 Magazines/ or 2 speed-loaders for the gun A Hat with brim and wrap-around eye and hearing protection Additional Equipment recommended: 1 Holster 1 Magazine Pouch 1 Sturdy Belt 1 Gun 3 Magazines/speed-loaders for the gun If you need to rent a weapon please follow this link. Rental Weapons Packages Rental gear available. Please select your desired weapon type from the drop down menu on the next page once you have added the item to your cart. To view our Approved and Recommended Holster page click here. To view our Recommend Course Gear page click here. Associated documents: Nevada LVMPD CFP Application(New revision with updated fees 06/24/2016) Utah BCI CFP Application (New revision with updated fees 02/01/2015) Florida: Application for concealed weapons license for the State of Florida Nevada Approved Instructors List List of Certified Firearms Instructors (Out of the State of Utah) (Nevada: Listed on pg.21 Eric Loden) Additional fees: $98.25 For Permit Application Filing Fee paid to LVMPD http://lvmpd.com/Permits/ConcealedFirearms/tabid/124/Default.aspx Utah BCI Permit Filing Fees: Utah residents $39.00 Non-residents $49.00 $112.00 Florida Dept of Agriculture Permit Filling Fees Download : Application for concealed weapons license for the State of Florida State Reciprocity Laws change all the time, please check the following sites for the most up to date changes. http://handgunlaw.us or http://www.usafirearmtraining.com/ *Attention: Reservation Rescheduling Fee of $25.00 for any individual that DOES NOT provide us with 48 hour notice that they need to reschedule.* **All courses are subject to cancellation if minimum attendance requirements are not met. All students will be notified of any cancellations as soon as possible.** To view our Course reservation procedure, and Cancellation and Refund Policy please click here.
  14. Private Introduction to Rifle 170729

    Had a great time with two new Students who traveled up from California. One individual former Military wanted to give the gift of education and training to his best friend for his birthday!!! Awesome job gentlemen, thank you for choosing to study with us.
  15. Foundry 7/20/2017

    Topic: Shooting on the move Balance of speed and accuracy at distance while moving Moving to and using positions of advantage (Kneeling, Prone, Supine, etc...) Proper use of cover and concealment
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  17. Original Article Posted on Law Officer Connect: Reply by Eric Loden on April 22, 2009 at 1:08pm I have read all of the following posts and have to agree that there is no reason other than being ( "forced on the ground, sitting or laying down (while wounded) looking for a target.")(Andres A. Escobar-Martinez) to ever use the high ready, we teach the muzzle depressed 45 degrees (or where your adversary has fallen) to facilitate quite a few functions. 1. Lowering the weapon clears your field of vision and allows you to see more of your surroundings. 2. Weapons retention, from the depressed ready if an assailant was to wrestle you for your gun simply pulling straight back or falling to the ground straightens the arms out to your center-line and your adversaries as well. Some agencies teach the "retention ready" we have two variations on that. The first being what we call "close contact" it is actually part of the presentation from the holster called count 3. Some others know this as a speed rock. Bringing the gun level with the ground but indexing it to the side of the body. This allows a very stable platform to shoot from and works in CQB like fighting in a phone booth. The other retention ready or compressed ready is a step past that either in the presentation past count 3 we come to count 4 both hands on the weapon but still indexed with both arms on the body and slightly off to the side. This differs from the weapon being 4 to 5 inches in front of the chest with both hand on. It allows a lower profile for entry and aides in not having the weapon swept down if it breaches the doorway before the shooters body. Everything should go through at the same time. We see a lot of "Hollywood" tactics when you have civilians who may have never handled a weapon before going through a live fire simulator on day 3 of their training. I have had three instances in the time that I have been there, where the individual has received two lectures and practiced with a "red gun" before they go in the live fire exercise and once the stress of the situation hits they end up placing the muzzle under their chin. You will sink to the level of training or lack thereof and do what you have seen when the stress is there. If we were voting to outlaw the high "Charlie's Angels" ready you can count me in. It is of no benefit, and frankly scary. Eric Loden _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (This article was written while instructing at another facility and some comments pertain to that facilities practices and not ADAPT. Additional comments to follow on the above mentioned subject matter.) To expand upon the "Charlie's Angels" ready position, also called the "Temple index or Temple Ready" has it's place. The correct place would be beside the head pointed straight up. When there is a combination of the compressed ready against the chest and the muzzle straight up under the shooters chin is where it gets scary.
  18. Trigger Control

    Pressing and releasing the trigger "consistently" without disturbing the sight alignment or sight picture is a great goal, but some of the finer details of what great "trigger control" might be are often overlooked. First I know there is a lot of debate about trigger finger placement... some say that in the heat of battle or the random chaotic nature of a gun fight you will loose the fine motor skills of placing your finger on the trigger in just the right spot, and that instinct will take over and you will just grab the gun like a baboon and clinch it with your meat hook however you happen to grab it. I disagree. Trigger control starts in the holster. The way you present (or "draw" for some of you) your weapon, is very important in good control over recoil, muzzle flip, and yes even trigger control. The way your hand wraps around the firearm determines how much trigger finger you stick through the guard. For a right handed shooter if you have too much finger on the trigger, lets say for exaggeration, the tip all the way to the first knuckle then inevitably you are going to pull your shots to your firing side as you pull the trigger the curling action of that first joint will affect the horizontal alignment of you sights at the last moment. In contrast for a right handed shooter if you use too little trigger finger say just the tip just below the nail then you have a tendency to push the weapon to your support side as you add pressure to the trigger. The perfect trigger finger placement should be somewhere across the center of the pad or the swirl of the fingerprint on the index finger. DA or Double Action shooters with a heavier trigger press might need a bit more of their finger on the trigger to serve as a mechanical advantage in order to pull a heavier trigger, but they should start off at the swirl and if more is needed work their way in towards the first knuckle, however find a place that is comfortable and stick with it. I often see a movement of the finger from the deeper placement to a shallower placement between shots, and not even slow shots. In the middle of a good controlled pair in recoil the finger flies off and moves to a different position. If accuracy is a result of sight alignment and a good smooth press how can we expect to achieve this on a follow up shot if we change our grip and trigger finger placement every time the gun goes bang? Do we wait until we have adjusted our grip and find the trigger again? NO! You don't have time to waste, but you also don't have time to miss either. The goal is a smooth steady “PRESS” directly to the rear to not alter your sights. Its a physics fact that the round will go exactly where the sights are when the shot breaks. In order to be ready for a perfect follow up shot or shots as quickly as possible, you must keep trigger finger placement for consistency. In order to keep the trigger finger in the same place on the trigger between shots you should "TRAP" or hold the trigger to the rear of the trigger guard during recoil as opposed to letting it "fly" off. Some shooters let the finger fly completely out of the trigger guard and then are forced to find the trigger and press again. If you are attempting to shoot quickly this usually results in "slapping" or "mashing" the trigger forcing the shots low and usually to the support side. In addition to pressing the trigger at the same speed which is great for revolvers or double actions (Once you begin adding pressure to the trigger don't stop! Often times DA shooters will "stage the trigger waiting for the sight alignment to be just right and then "rushing" the trigger the last 1/32 of an inch (estimation), throwing or pushing the shots low. For SA or Single Action shooters you might have "slack" in your trigger before it gets tight. Sometimes this "slack" is getting the gun ready to fire, in the case of a Glock it is disabling the internal drop safeties, pulling the hammer back (technically making a Glock a double action, but lets forget about that for now... ) and then finally as you add or build pressure to the trigger the sear drops and releases the hammer firing the weapon. So there is a lot of internal movement that is going on inside the weapon before the shot breaks. Don't make the gun shoot, you press the trigger smoothly and let the mechanics shoot the gun. In order not to rush these mechanisms and let them do their job effectively we should be looking forward to the bang, but not making it happen. Hence a "SURPRISE BREAK!" A surprise break is not a negligent discharge (or accidental discharge, for those of you that believe that the gun just goes off without your finger pulling the trigger) the surprise break means that we know we are on our sights and the gun will go off because we are building pressure on the trigger with the intention of shooting, however we don't know the exact millisecond that it is going to happen or worse making this happen when we want and rushing the gun. If you rush any part of the press then you are going to cause misalignment of your sights, and again the shot goes where your sights are. And last lets talk about the “TRIGGER RESET” the reset is the act of easing the trigger back out to the point where the gun is ready to fire again but no further. For most weapons there is a definite “click” when the trigger reaches that point, some weapons have a short crisp reset, others have a long way to travel before they reset (as in the case of revolvers or DA only’s) either way you gun operates find that point and get used to resetting the trigger to that point between shots. Some weapons will even have more “slack” in the trigger after the reset, if your does then you have to take that slack back up immediately after the reset. Get back on your sights and follow up with another perfect shot. If you think of this phrase as your trigger control mantra then it should help. Start slow and then let the speed develop naturally. Placement (Find the proper finger placement) Pressure (Get the slack out of your trigger if there is any) Press (Build pressure until the shot breaks by surprise), Trap (hold the trigger to the rear in recoil) (Get back on your front sight) Reset (gently ease the trigger out until the click) Pressure (Get an additional slack out immediately, for some there wont be any) Press (Smooth steady pressure until another surprise break) Trap (hold the trigger to the rear in recoil) (Get back on your front sight) Reset (gently ease the trigger out until the click) Pressure (Take the slack out for a third shot, but you should be training a controlled pair) (Rinse and repeat until desired results are achieved.) HINT: If you want to get back on your sights quicker for a perfect follow up shot then you need to work on your isometric tension in your grip. Locking that weapon in place so that it returns to the same exact spot after recoil is in the grip and stance. But we will have to talk about that later. Practice and this will smooth out....slow builds consistency .... consistency is smooth... smooth is fast.... fast is perfect. Perfect Practice doesn't just make it perfect it makes it Permanent. Download our Target Diagnostic Handout here to help diagnose some of the issues that may be showing up on your targets when you are shooting. ADAPT_Target_Diagnostic_Handout.pdf
  19. Private Integrated Rifle/Pistol

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  21. Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Course

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    Enroll Now! Space is limited Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Course08:00 AM - 5:00 PM 0900-1200 Classroom 1200-1300 Lunch 1300-1800 Range This 9 hour class meets all requirements set forth by the Nevada Sheriff and Chiefs Association to obtain a Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit. (Course may be offered in split sessions, check course calendar.) Classroom time: 3-4 hoursRange time: 4-5 hours (Attention: $20.00 additional "Range Fee" this may be added to your cart prior to checkout)Lunch break: 1 hour (only applies to 9 hour session)(lunch is not provided)Minimum age for course attendance is 12 years old, unless you have permission from a Faculty Member.Permit applications will only be issued to those over the age of 20. (Course completion certificates are awarded to all individuals under 20. These certificates satisfy most requirements of a "firearms safety class" as they are conducted by a NRA Law Enforcement Instructor.) Upon completion of the course your signed application that must be submitted to the Police Agency in your County is only valid for 1 year. Eric Loden: NRA Instructor # 161586983 (Not a NRA approved course. However most states recognize this as a safety course as instructed by a NRA Instructor.) If you would like to schedule private in home, or alternate location training for yourself or a group, please contact us at info@adaptacademy.com Topics include: Firearms safe handling and storage Federal, State, and Local laws Criminal and Civil liability and the aftermath of a shooting incident Basic tactics, Single hand firing and positions Situational awareness, De-escalation, and threat avoidance Loading/Unloading, Aiming and Firing Techniques Concealed carry and presentation methods Rules of Engagement (legal and appropriate use of force in response to a violent threat) Defensive marksmanship (the balance between speed and accuracy) Survival Sequence (surviving the initial encounter, and beyond) Required Equipment needed: 100 rounds of ammunition for qualifying weapon. 1 Gun (Effective October 1st, 2013, pursuant to Senate Bill 76 applicants need only to qualify with one weapon in order to carry both semi-automatics and revolvers.) [*]Magazines/speed-loaders for the gun [*]A Hat with brim and wrap-around eye and hearing protection Additional Equipment recommended: 1 Holster 1 Magazine Pouch 1 Sturdy Belt 1 Gun 3 Magazines/speed-loaders for the gun If you need to rent a weapon please follow this link. Rental Weapons Packages Rental gear available. Please select your desired weapon type from the drop down menu on the next page once you have added the item to your cart. To view our Approved and Recommended Holster page click here.To view our Recommend Course Gear page click here.If you need to re-qualify for your currently expiring CFP and do not need to attend the full 8 hour course please follow this link. CFP Re-qualification Course*Attention: Reservation Rescheduling Fee of $25.00 for any individual that DOES NOT provide us with 24 hour notice that they need to reschedule.***All courses are subject to cancellation if minimum attendance requirements are not met. All students will be notified of any cancellations as soon as possible.**Associated documents:LVMPD CFP Application(New revision with updated fees 07/2014)Nevada Approved Instructors ListFederal State and Local Laws pageIf you are interested in seeing where your knowledge stands before taking the course, you can check yourself using our Quiz system. In order to take the Quiz on the NV CFP click Take QuizState Reciprocity Laws allow carrying in an additional 24 states with the Nevada permit (as of 11/07/2013) *Please check often as statues change.http://handgunlaw.usTo view our Course reservation procedure, and Cancellation and Refund Policy please click here.
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