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Nov
17
Sat
AIWB Skills (TX) @ Palisade Training Group, LLC
Nov 17 all-day
AIWB Skills (TX) @ Palisade Training Group, LLC | Texas | United States

This is a comprehensive overview of the often misunderstood “appendix inside-the-waistband” (AIWB) mode of concealed carry. We’ll teach you what AIWB is, what it isn’t, and how to get the most out of it, safely.

This is an 8-hour live-fire and dry-fire class that dives deep into all the fundamentals and some of the most overlooked aspects of carrying AIWB. Topics will include:

  • Safety
  • Holster and gun selection
  • How to wear the holster; Clothing concerns
  • How to safely re-holster into the appendix position (make sure the operator is safe)
  • Efficient and fast draw stroke from various positions
  • Two-handed and one-handed reloads

For this weekend, students will need…

  • Range gear, Ear and Eye protection
  • AIWB holster and OWB strong side holster (students who struggle with the AIWB will be asked to switch to OWB)
  • Reliable semi auto handgun
  • 850 rounds of ammo
  • 3 spare mags minimum and at least one mag pouch
  • Water/Beverages to stay hydrated
  • Chair, sun screen, etc.
Nov
18
Sun
Critical Defensive Pistol Skills (TX) @ Palisade Training Group, LLC
Nov 18 all-day
Critical Defensive Pistol Skills (TX) @ Palisade Training Group, LLC | Texas | United States

Spencer Keepers (Awareness Defense Training) and Steve Moses (Palisade Training Group, LLC) will co-teach this special one-day class that focuses on critical threat management skills for use in the event of unwanted contact with persons whose intent may range from suspicious all the way to murderously criminal. Topics covered in detail will include the following:

  • Varied motivations of violent criminals and why it matters
  • Interrupting the See-Choose-Stalk-Attack phases of a criminal assault
  • Principles of the counter-ambush and understanding of the Boyd OODA Loop
  • Selection of tools and recommended carry methods
  • Preferred methods of gun-handling so as to maximize safety, efficiency, and speed
  • Achieving significant increase in terms of shooting speed and accuracy for use in circumstances where seconds truly do count
  • Enhancing performance under stress
  • Dealing with the aftermath of a lawful defensive use of force

Course Requirements: Carry pistol of .380 caliber or larger, concealment style holster (appendix carry welcome!), 3 magazines and 2 magazine pouches, robust belt, eye/ear protection, hat or cap with brim, 300 rounds of ammunition, lunch and drinks (we eat at the range), lawn chair, sunblock, and clothes suitable for weather and season.

Nov
2
Sat
AIWB (Appendix Inside the Waistband) Instructor Class (2 days) – Cottonport LA @ Will be emailed before class
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm
AIWB (Appendix Inside the Waistband) Instructor Class (2 days) - Cottonport LA @ Will be emailed before class | Cottonport | Louisiana | United States

AIWB Instructor Class

This will be an instructor level class for those wanting to understand and teach modern AIWB techniques and procedures. There will be shooting tests such as the FBI Instructor Level Test, the Super Test, and the Keeper Test.  There will also be a written test and students will be given topics to brief the class on. A certificate is not guaranteed, the student will need to pass the shooting, written, and lecture portions of the class.

Topics:

  • Safety
  • Holster and gun selection
  • How to wear the holster
  • Clothing concerns
  • How to safely reholster (make sure the operator is safe)
  • Efficient and fast draw stroke with two hands, strong hand only, and support hand only
  • Retention draw stroke and when it is applicable to contact distance shooting
  • Dominant hand only draws
  • Seated draw stroke
  • Stealth draw stroke
  • Supine draw stroke
  • Non Dominant hand only draws
  • Two handed reloads
  • Dominant hand only reloads
  • Non Dominant hand only reloads

Students will need:

  • Range gear, Ear and Eye protection
  • Med gear with tourniquet
  • Blue/Inert gun replica of the model you plan to use
  • AIWB holster (If student cannot demonstrate continuous, safe reholstering they will be allowed to watch the rest of class but will not be allowed to participate).
  • Reliable semi auto handgun
  • 1200 rounds of ammo
  • 4 spare mags and one mag pouch
  • Chairs
  • Snacks & Drinks