Carry Force On Force Class Description:
The Concealed Carry Force-on-Force (402) is a 2-day advanced class designed to exposes you to a new level of stress inoculation for deadly force encounters. In this advanced concealed carry force on force class students will learn about the body’s reaction to high stress, steps you can take to mitigate the negative effects during a deadly force incident, as well post-shooting actions you need to consider. Students will be exposed to numerous common violent encounters designed to force split second decision making by interacting with a role player(s). Subjects include; legal jeopardy understanding, critical incident progressions, verbal/nonverbal cues and verbal agility. A major objective is the ability to detect and diffuse critical incidents before the escalate to deadly force. Supporting objectives include; improved positioning, surreptitious drawstroke, situational awareness and emotional/physical balance.
Basic Carry Gear:
- No LIVE WEAPONS of any kind are allowed at any time
- Appropriate clothing; long pants, long sleeve shirt and athletic shoes
- Heavy clothing, multiple layers and jacket are all highly recommended
- Groin protection
- Sturdy belt
- Drinks and snacks (for classroom only)
- Notebook with pen/pencil
- Open mind
Appropriate personal protection equipment will be provided.
Carry Force On Force Prerequisites:
Combative Pistol 1 or an equivalent course such as a License to Carry course. Due to the recent increase in LTC applicants, if you have submitted your LTC application and are waiting for the license we will honor that.
Registration fee does not include any associated range fees.
Ed Bonawitz –
This weekend I attended Jeff’s FoF class. I’ve attended many of Jeff’s classes and I must say this was very different and VERY awesome. This class focuses on simulating real-world style potentially deadly force encounters using protective gear and special guns that fire special marking cartridges. Most of the class is practical application with minimal classroom time. We got right down to business and, in all, we managed to get through eight different scenarios ranging from ATMs muggings, public-area domestic assaults, and even armed robbery.
Each scenario has one or more bad actors, and in some cases innocent bystanders, all who have been given scripts and multiple options based on how things go and it is your task to enter these situations with very little to no knowledge of the situation. It will be your job to decide how to manage the situation and the outcomes from student-to-student and scenario-to-scenario can and do have wildly different outcomes. Sometimes the situations can be deescalated without a shot fired and sometimes it doesn’t.
The key takeaways for me was learning how I react under pressure, your blood will get really pumping, perceptual narrowing, and adrenaline rushes, despite the knowledge this isn’t really real. It also gave me insight how it’s really easy to watch armed altercations on video and think you can armchair general the behaviors of others under pressure, but really you can’t. This class helps you to see this better, a million possible outcomes all playing out in real-time, based on millisecond decisions under stress, if you weren’t there in their shoes, maybe one should hesitant to rush to quick judgment.
I recommend this class to anyone who wants to better understand themselves and get exposure to training you rarely can find any other way, and certainly not in front of a paper target.
P.S. the Marking Cartridges sting a little, not bad, just enough you don’t want to get shot again, but don’t let that stop you from attending.
Derrick P –
This training is one of the most important types to take if you carry a firearm. It will give you important insights into how to deal with deadly encounters that can only be had from being placed in realistic scenarios. For me, the value of the training far outweighed the cost and time invested. The quality of the training was excellent. I highly recommend it!
BB in Austin –
I recently attended the Concealed Carry Force-on-Force course and can highly recommend it to prospective students. Being new to formal training, I arrived not completely certain of what to expect and somewhat intimidated. Upon meeting the other students, role players, and instructor Jeff Gonzales, I was immediately impressed by the level of professionalism on display. After a safety briefing and and opening remarks we went straight into real world scenarios designed to pressure test the student’s judgement, deescalation skill, and lawful application of lethal force. Each encounter included actors and some were armed with Simunition handguns as were the students. The realistic scenarios we experienced induced stress, tunnel vision, adrenaline dumps, and other unexpected automatic responses. Upon conclusion, Jeff would provide detailed and actionable feedback to each student. Additionally, we received concise classroom lectures around the finer points of the law. The venue itself was modern, clean, and safe. In the end, I met some great people and learned much about myself. The skills and insights gained were significant enough that I plan to enroll in this course all over again!
MRH (verified owner) –
Just completed this course. Really an eye opener, as with the other classes I have taken from Jeff. Training with a weapon at a range ensure you understand the basics of how to use the weapon in a controlled environment. This class demonstrates what to expect in the real world when confronted with unpredictable, unknowable, and uncontrollable situations. Anyone that carries a weapon should take this class.
Class places the student in common settings with actors portraying common everyday people where the student must interact and react based on their assessment. This is a real eye-opener to understanding not just weapon handling, but understanding the consequences of your actions or inactions and the tools available to you outside of just your firearm.
Jeff Gonzales –
Great stuff Mike, thanks and look forward to your continued progress.