BCC Vehicle Fighting

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March 4, 2018 Sunday 9am – 5pm in San Antonio TX
at: Cedar Ridge Range
7110 FM1863,
Bulverde, TX 78163
(830) 980-4424
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 This is a Handgun Self Defense Course centered around a vehicle. You will shoot inside, outside, over, under, and around a vehicle in this class.
*This is an advanced course and you must have a different BCC under your belt or a 1 day course from a verifiable, known source.  Any questions email me.
How much time do you spend in your vehicle a day? A week? A Month?
I spend considerable time in a vehicle and think about things going wrong all the time.
The vehicle creates special concerns that you have to deal with. Every advantage comes with disadvantages. The more of them you know and understand both, the better fighter you can be.
Learning this advantages and disadvantages from a book won’t cut it.  You have to get out and experience them.  This takes some practice. How much do you get to shoot from or around your vehicle? Most ranges don’t let you bring a car onto the range to shoot from and around because of safety concerns. That’s why you start with an instructor to help you learn faster and give you the experience. That’s why you should take this course.
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This is a 1-Day Course where you’ll fire 200-300 rounds.  It’s not about the round count, it’s about you learning the tactics to survive around a vehicle if the worse happens.
We will start the day with a vehicle discussion.  What your vehicle will and won’t do.  At what point do you use your vehicle and at what time do you leave the vehicle and make your escape or fight another way?  What stops bullets? Where is a good place to shoot around, over, through, or under your vehicle?  Do you know the techniques and science behind those positions?
We’ll do a vehicle walk around looking at the engineering of the actual vehicle to show what’s strong and week, and where are good points to be and not to be.
Gun being firedAfter the vehicle discussion we’ll do a normal safety briefing and then quickly move on to talk about the special safety concerns that a vehicle creates.  The vehicle itself, the fact that it’s an ultra small space, and then all the stuff that sticks out creates a lot of unique problems with operating a handgun inside and around the vehicle.
You’ll start slow and steady to get the safety and operation of your handgun down while inside the vehicle.  You’ll first learn to draw and fire from a seated position thinking about the vehicle.  Then you’ll get the opportunity you can’t get many places. You’ll actually be able to sit in the car, draw your loaded gun, and fire from the vehicle at different targets.
You’ll continue to build on those skills with a simple demonstration on the best way to get out of a seat belt when in harms way.  It’s something you can practice everyday and it will become second nature, but could save your life.
After you are good to go firing from the vehicle (with multiple techniques) then you’ll get to shoot around the vehicle.  Using a vehicle as cover and/or concealment has a bunch of concerns that most things don’t.  You’ll get an chance to try good positions and bad ones, including shooting over, around, and under the vehicle.
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Course Outline:
  • Vehicle discussion
    • What it can do
    • Stopping power discussion
    • Escape capabilities
    • Metal Box legalities
    • Escape and evade when possible
    • Course starts with the vehicle down or stopped
  • Safety brief
    • Normal
    • Plus extra safety concerns of vehicle
      • Hearing
      • Glass
      • Confined space
      • Odd positions
      • Seat belts
    • Other people
    • Special rang stuff
  • Learning the draw from seated
  • Seat belt work
  • Firing from vehicle
  • Escaping the vehicle
  • Firing around the vehicle
 Prerequisite: *This is an advanced course and you must have a different BCC under your belt or a 1 day course from a verifiable, known source.  Any questions email me.
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What you’ll need to bring for the Class:
  • A Serviceable Handgun (We recommend a 9mm or larger but a .380 or .22 will work.  Bring what you normally carry)
  • An extra gun (if you have one in case your primary breaks: If something breaks we can either fix it or loan you a replacement to finish the course)
  • A Proper Belt worn Holster for your specific make/model of pistol.  Manufactures like Concealment SolutionsComp-TacBlade TechDale FrickeSafariland, or 19 Charlie Tactical.  NO Blackhawk Serpa Holsters allowed.
  • A Belt-Worn ammo pouch from the above makers is also suggested (again start with what you normally wear).
  • Long Pants with belt loops (jeans, or 511-type tactical pants are suggested)
  • A Sturdy belt designed to carry a gun.
  • Sturdy Footwear, Hiking Boots, Athletic Shoes, etc… No open-toed anything.  You will be on your feet moving all day over dirt and uneven terrain.  Please wear shoes you will be able to move around in all day.
  • Long Sleeve shirts are highly recommended.  No deep V-Necks or large open necks.  Brass flies around and is hot.  If it goes down your shirt it will hurt.  Athletic clothing please.
  • Over shirts or vests for concealed carry are recommended (something you would wear on the street) but not necessary.
  • Wraparound Eye Protection, Electronic Ear Protection, and Baseball cap or hat with a brim are required at all times.  We recommend eye and ear protection designed for shooting.  They can be found at any shooting store at minimal cost.  If you can afford the electronic ear muffs (like these Howard Leight Impact Sports Electronic Muffs will make the day more enjoyable)
  • 300 Rounds of Factory Ammo (NO RELOADS!)  Most drills you will be able to shoot as much as you want. You can order ammo by the case cheaply here from my affiliate.  Leave the ammo in it’s original boxes and just bring it all in a bag or ammo can.  Keep the original boxes so if there is a problem with the ammo we can figure out where it came from and sort it form other stuff.
  • At least 3 Magazines for your weapon, or 4 speed loaders.  We recommend you bring a couple more if you have them, but they are not required.
  • Bring back up guns and gear of you have them.  Not required but you would be surprised how often things break.
  • Whatever medications, liquids, foods, band aids, sun screen, etc… you will need for the day.  The location is remote and there is no place to get food, water, or extra stuff.
  • Not taking gear, pen and paper or electronic tablet or phone in case you want to write stuff down.
  • You will also need a box, gun case or container of some sort to transport your gun(s) from the car to the firing line. If you carry your gun on your person, no problem, leave it holstered. We do all gun handling on the firing line together, NOT in the parking lot. You’ll have opportunity to swap out carry ammunition. What we don’t want are ANY guns to be out of containers or holsters anywhere but the firing line!
  • Food and Water for the day.  There isn’t time to go get something and you won’t want to waste the class time to do so.  We eat on the range to maximize the training time.
  • Knee Pads you may want.  We will be getting on the ground and crawling around inside a vehicle for this class.

Prerequisite: *This is an advanced course and you must have a different BCC under your belt or a 1 day course from a verifiable, known source.  Any questions email me.